A year ago, I visited the BMW display at our local auto show and had a decidedly mixed reaction to the then-new 7 series.
Last month, I revisited the show and compared the 7 series with a soon-to-be-replaced 5 series parked alongside.
Funny, I used to think the 5 series was the pinnacle of sleek, sporting, Germanic sedan design, but this time around it just looked old.
Of course, it didn't help much that the new BMW Z4 roadster looked so hot.
Maybe BMW's Chris Bangle really is out there on the leading edge of design after all.