BMW has a number of ways it could construct a pickup. First, is to utilize its collaboration with Toyota. Remember, BMW’s next roadster, the Z5 will share parts with the upcoming Toyota Supra, so the pair aren’t adverse to co-developing items. Theoretically, BMW could obtain the chassis of the Toyota Hilux. BMW’s version would undoubtedly have a distinct look from the Hilux, though the Toyota’s rugged strength would shine through.
Another route BMW might take is building 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 elegant level. Finally, and more realistically, BMW might utilize among its existing crossover platforms, customizing it to incorporate a freight box. It makes logical sense then for BMW to utilize the X5 for its starting point.
2018 BMW Pickup Exterior
From the C-pillars forward, the 2018 BMW Pickup will likely carry the same styling as its X5 cousin. This implies the timeless kidney bean grille and four-eyed headlights. Expect the truck’s method angle to be outstanding, permitting it to manage moderate off-roading. Satin chrome-like accents are likely to appear on the lower front bumper and the rocker panels, providing the impression of skid plating. Like the Volkswagen Amarok, the BMW pickup might make use of a roofing system rack for additional freight storage.
As for the cargo bed, expect it to be a composite bed with a plastic liner. Both the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline utilize beds like this with fantastic success. The rear bumper is most likely to curve like a crossovers, however is likely to have a center step area for a license plate and a lower cut-out for a trailer hitch receiver. Overall, the BMW pickup would embody high-end and performance, catering to wealthy buyers who desire something different or possibly who more utility than a selective crossover provides.
2018 BMW Pickup Interior
Like the front end, the interior will bring familiar styles from the X5 SUV. Anticipate to see BMW’s normal dashboard with French-stitched leather and wood inserts. The iPad-like infotainment screen and iDrive controller will exist, as well as the classic analog gauge cluster.
In back, BMW could follow the lead of other midsize trucks in providing a folding bench that accommodated either three people or a big quantity of cargo. A little transmission tunnel would only a little distort the otherwise flat load floor. Ideally BMW will borrow the Toyota Tundra’s roll-down back window concept. Regardless of which direction BMW takes with the truck’s chassis and body, anticipate absolutely nothing less than BMW luxury inside the cab. That a person we can be pretty sure on.
2018 BMW Pickup Engine
Drivetrain choices also depend on exactly what route BMW selects for the truck’s chassis and body. If it obtains the Toyota Hilux platform, possibly the Hilux powertrains will be used. Nevertheless, since we’re wagering BMW will utilize the X5 as its starting point, it’s only sensible BMW would use the X5’s powertrain options in the pickup. This also is true if BMW develops a special truck chassis, as engine sharing would likely occur.
2018 BMW Pickup Release Date and Price
There is no precise date of its launch however it doesn’t indicate that it will not be happening. BMW will undoubtedly charge a premium for its pickup, however need to be on par with the Mercedes pickup. If we go by the X5’s current prices schedule, the base BMW pickup will cast around $57,000. (Remember, xDrive comes standard.) The diesel variation will only see a nominal up-charge of $700 or two. Opting for the hybrid will cost just over $62,000 and selecting the powerhouse V-8 will set you back almost $72,000. Of course, rates for a future BMW pickup is pure speculation at this moment.