sat in the X1 last August that was on display at the BMW Welt while doing euro delivery.
From the outside, the X1 doesn't look bad at all. Distinctly BMW, in my opinion not as beautiful as the new X3 but definitely not terrible. It does a good job at blending SUV/wagon ride height and overall look without looking out of place. The interior was decent - quality of materials was slightly lower than that of the current 1 series, but nothing where you would say "wow this feels terribly cheap." Again, this was last August, so not sure if the LCI was already in place at that time or not.