So Aimée and I visited the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung, or the IAA in Frankfurt on saturday. I have been a car nut all my life, but my experiences only reached to the Brussels Auto Show, and the NAIAS in Detroit.
This was, however, something completely different. The IAA at the Frankfurter Messe or exposition area is a vast area of many, many exposition halls, together with wide roads and open areas. With all the food corners, drink stalls and promotional stands outside, it more feels like a giant amusement park than a real auto show.
It is useless to try to list all world premieres. Likewise, it is useless to describe the whole event. I find it even not possible to visit the full event in just one day. Within two years, I’ll be booking a weekend then :).
Interesting bits were the world premieres at the BMW stand: an X6 Concept, which looks like it is ready for production (test mules have been spotted on the Nürburgring!), and the same car with a first hybrid from BMW: ActiveHybrid.