Just wanted to say that I am back from Munich with a ton of photos, stories and news. Obviously the X1 broke cover while I was over there.
I have seen the proportions in real life (no photos though since security was tight) and it is larger than I would have thought and yet it still looks small, more like the current X3 or better yet the 3 series wagon. The front has an ugly snout like nose and it is obvious that the EU pedestrian standards had a big effect on the final design.
I also was able to experience the Z4, PAS and one undisclosed vehicle while under wraps still. The PAS is going to be longer and lower slung than I had initially imagined and will sport some massive wheels with similarities to the new 7. The Z4 is a bit larger than the current one but not all that much. They were covered for the most part with sheets on the top but the light penetrated them and some details could be seen. It would have been nice to see them undressed fully, but in a few days that will happen.
The Welt was great, as were the Alps and Oktoberfest. New pavement on the autobahn toward Prague was something I could have only dreamed of.
This is it in a nutshell but over the next few days I hope to get my legs back from all the drinking and put up a few nice posts….