I recently picked up a new E91 Touring via EU delivery at the Welt in Munich. As I noted in a previous thread, I decided that I wanted to grab one of the last E91s off the line with the straight six, AWD, and a manual transmission. And since I've always wanted to, I decided to come over to Munich to pick it up.
What an experience! The Welt is an amazing place, and they treat you pretty well throughout the entire EU delivery process.
I thought I'd share some pics of the experience, the BMW museum collection, and my new ride.
The Welt is pretty hard to miss as you approach the place:
It occupies a large chunk of ground adjacent to Olympic park north of downtown Munich.
It's right across the street from BMW's iconic corporate headquarters building in Munich, which sits adjacent to the BMW Museum.
The Welt also happens to be right across the street from the Munich plant that builds the 3 Series sedans and tourings, mine included.
Here's the map view to give a sense of scale.
I arrived just before 9AM, and the place was already busy. As soon as you head towards the door, you're presented with a taste of what's to come. These motorcycles were on display and available to try on for size.
And it gets better once you step inside. The size of the place is impressive, and the attention to detail and overall "presentation" of the brand is top-notch.
As you would expect, there are a lot of displays in the public space showcasing the latest and greatest from the product line. Here's the new F30 3 Series display.
The new 6 Series Grand Coupe looks pretty nice in person, even though it seems uncomfortably close in size and concept to the 7 Series.
The regular two-door 6-er isn't bad either, and it presents a much more cohesive design than the last version (IMO).
The new 1 hatchback was on the floor too. It looks somewhat better in person, but I'm still not sold on the headlight design. Regardless, it seems to work for others, as there were numerous people taking delivery of new 1 hatchbacks throughout the day.
To be continued...