BMW has a number of methods it might build a pickup. First, is to take advantage of its collaboration with Toyota. Remember, BMW’s next roadster, the Z5 will share parts with the upcoming Toyota Supra, so the set aren’t negative to co-developing products. In theory, BMW could borrow the chassis of the Toyota Hilux. BMW’s variation would undoubtedly have an unique look from the Hilux, though the Toyota’s rugged strength would shine through.
Another route BMW could take is constructing an entirely brand-new, body-on-frame pickup that directly takes on American midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, however on a more luxurious level. Lastly, and more realistically, BMW might utilize among its existing crossover platforms, modifying it to integrate a freight box. It makes sensible sense then for BMW to use the X5 for its beginning point.
2018 BMW Pickup Exterior
From the C-pillars forward, the 2018 BMW Pickup will likely bring the very same styling as its X5 cousin. This indicates the classic kidney bean grille and four-eyed headlights. Anticipate the truck’s approach angle to be outstanding, allowing it to handle moderate off-roading. Satin chrome-like accents are most likely to appear on the lower front bumper and the rocker panels, giving the impression of skid plating. Like the Volkswagen Amarok, the BMW pickup could make use of a roofing rack for extra freight storage.
When it comes to the cargo bed, anticipate it to be a composite bed with a plastic liner. Both the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline use beds like this with excellent success. The rear bumper is most likely to curve like a crossovers, however is most likely to have a center action section for a license plate and a lower cut-out for a trailer hitch receiver. In general, the BMW pickup would embody luxury and functionality, accommodating rich buyers who want something different or maybe who more utility than a selective crossover supplies.
2018 BMW Pickup Interior
Like the front end, the interior will carry familiar themes from the X5 SUV. Expect to see BMW’s normal control panel with French-stitched leather and wood inserts. The iPad-like infotainment screen and iDrive controller will exist, along with the timeless analog gauge cluster.
In back, BMW might follow the lead of other midsize trucks in offering a folding bench that accommodated either three individuals or a large amount of freight. A little transmission tunnel would just a little misshape the otherwise flat load flooring. Ideally BMW will borrow the Toyota Tundra’s roll-down rear window concept. Regardless of which direction BMW takes with the truck’s chassis and body, expect nothing less than BMW luxury inside the taxi. That one we can be quite sure on.
2018 BMW Pickup Engine
Drivetrain choices also depend on what route BMW selects for the truck’s chassis and body. If it obtains the Toyota Hilux platform, maybe the Hilux powertrains will be provided. Nevertheless, given that we’re wagering BMW will use the X5 as its beginning point, it’s only sensible BMW would provide the X5’s powertrain choices in the pickup. This likewise is true if BMW develops a special truck chassis, as engine sharing would likely happen.
2018 BMW Pickup Release Date and Price
There is no specific date of its launch however it doesn’t show that it will not be taking place. BMW will undoubtedly charge a premium for its pickup, however ought to be on par with the Mercedes pickup. If we pass the X5’s existing prices schedule, the base BMW pickup will cast around $57,000. (Remember, xDrive comes requirement.) The diesel version will only see a small up-charge of $700 or so. Choosing the hybrid will cost simply over $62,000 and picking the powerhouse V-8 will set you back nearly $72,000. Of course, pricing for a future BMW pickup is pure speculation at this point.