BMW has several ways it might develop a pickup. First, is to take advantage of its partnership with Toyota. Remember, BMW’s next roadster, the Z5 will share parts with the upcoming Toyota Supra, so the set aren’t adverse to co-developing items. In theory, BMW might borrow the chassis of the Toyota Hilux. BMW’s variation would undoubtedly have a distinct look from the Hilux, though the Toyota’s rugged strength would shine through.
Another path BMW could take is building an entirely brand-new, body-on-frame pickup that directly competes with American midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, however on a more elegant level. Lastly, and more realistically, BMW could utilize among its existing crossover platforms, customizing it to integrate a freight box. It makes sensible sense then for BMW to utilize the X5 for its beginning point.
2018 BMW Pickup Exterior
From the C-pillars forward, the 2018 BMW Pickup will likely carry the very same styling as its X5 cousin. This suggests the timeless kidney bean grille and four-eyed headlights. Anticipate the truck’s technique angle to be remarkable, enabling it to manage 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 make use of a roof rack for additional cargo storage.
As for the freight bed, expect it to be a composite bed with a plastic liner. Both the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline use beds like this with terrific success. The rear bumper is most likely to curve like a crossovers, but is likely to have a center action section for a license plate and a lower cut-out for a trailer hitch receiver. Overall, the BMW pickup would embody high-end and functionality, catering to rich purchasers who want something various or possibly who more energy than a selective crossover supplies.
2018 BMW Pickup Interior
Like the front end, the interior will bring familiar themes from the X5 SUV. Anticipate to see BMW’s common dashboard with French-stitched leather and wood inserts. The iPad-like infotainment screen and iDrive controller will exist, as well as the traditional analog gauge cluster.
In back, BMW might follow the lead of other midsize trucks in using a folding bench that accommodated either 3 people or a big amount of freight. A small transmission tunnel would only a little distort the otherwise flat load floor. Hopefully BMW will borrow the Toyota Tundra’s roll-down rear window idea. Regardless of which instructions BMW takes with the truck’s chassis and body, expect absolutely nothing less than BMW luxury inside the taxi. That one we can be pretty sure on.
2018 BMW Pickup Engine
Drivetrain options also depend upon exactly what path BMW picks for the truck’s chassis and body. If it borrows the Toyota Hilux platform, possibly the Hilux powertrains will be used. Nevertheless, considering that we’re betting BMW will use the X5 as its starting point, it’s just logical BMW would offer the X5’s powertrain options in the pickup. This likewise is true if BMW constructs a special truck chassis, as engine sharing would likely take place.
2018 BMW Pickup Release Date and Price
There is no specific date of its launch however it doesn’t suggest that it will not be happening. BMW will undoubtedly charge a premium for its pickup, but ought to be on par with the Mercedes pickup. If we pass the X5’s existing pricing schedule, the base BMW pickup will cast around $57,000. (Remember, xDrive comes requirement.) The diesel variation will just see a nominal up-charge of $700 or two. Selecting the hybrid will cost just over $62,000 and selecting the powerhouse V-8 will set you back almost $72,000. Obviously, prices for a future BMW pickup is pure speculation at this point.