BMW has several methods it might develop a pickup. First, is to leverage its partnership with Toyota. Remember, BMW’s next roadster, the Z5 will share parts with the upcoming Toyota Supra, so the pair aren’t negative to co-developing products. Theoretically, BMW could borrow the chassis of the Toyota Hilux. BMW’s variation would undoubtedly have an unique appearance from the Hilux, though the Toyota’s rugged strength would shine through.
Another route BMW could take is constructing a totally brand-new, body-on-frame pickup that squarely competes with American midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, however on a more elegant level. Finally, and more logically, BMW might use one of its existing crossover platforms, modifying it to incorporate a freight box. It makes rational 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 exact same styling as its X5 cousin. This suggests the traditional kidney bean grille and four-eyed headlights. Anticipate the truck’s approach angle to be remarkable, permitting it to handle moderate off-roading. Satin chrome-like accents are likely to appear on the lower front bumper and the rocker panels, offering the impression of skid plating. Like the Volkswagen Amarok, the BMW pickup might use a roofing rack for extra cargo storage.
As for the freight bed, anticipate it to be a composite bed with a plastic liner. Both the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline utilize beds like this with excellent success. The rear bumper is most likely to curve like a crossovers, but 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 luxury and functionality, dealing with rich purchasers who desire something various or possibly who more energy than a selective crossover offers.
2018 BMW Pickup Interior
Like the front end, the interior will carry familiar styles from the X5 SUV. Expect to see BMW’s normal dashboard with French-stitched leather and wood inserts. The iPad-like infotainment screen and iDrive controller will be present, in addition to the classic analog gauge cluster.
In back, BMW could follow the lead of other midsize trucks in using a folding bench that accommodated either 3 individuals or a big quantity of freight. A little transmission tunnel would just somewhat misshape the otherwise flat load flooring. Ideally BMW will borrow the Toyota Tundra’s roll-down back window concept. No matter which direction BMW takes with the truck’s chassis and body, expect nothing less than BMW luxury inside the taxi. That a person we can be quite sure on.
2018 BMW Pickup Engine
Drivetrain choices likewise depend on what path BMW picks for the truck’s chassis and body. If it borrows the Toyota Hilux platform, maybe the Hilux powertrains will be used. However, given that we’re wagering BMW will utilize the X5 as its beginning point, it’s just logical BMW would provide the X5’s powertrain options in the pickup. This likewise holds true if BMW constructs a distinct truck chassis, as engine sharing would likely take place.
2018 BMW Pickup Release Date and Price
There is no precise date of its launch nevertheless it doesn’t show that it won’t be happening. BMW will definitely charge a premium for its pickup, however should be on par with the Mercedes pickup. If we go by the X5’s present prices schedule, the base BMW pickup will cast around $57,000. (Remember, xDrive comes standard.) The diesel version will just see a nominal up-charge of $700 approximately. Going with the hybrid will cost just over $62,000 and picking the powerhouse V-8 will set you back nearly $72,000. Naturally, prices for a future BMW pickup is pure speculation at this moment.