BMW has numerous methods it could construct a pickup. Initially, is to utilize its partnership with Toyota. Keep in mind, BMW’s next roadster, the Z5 will share parts with the upcoming Toyota Supra, so the set aren’t negative to co-developing items. In theory, BMW might obtain the chassis of the Toyota Hilux. BMW’s version would unquestionably have a distinct look from the Hilux, though the Toyota’s rugged strength would shine through.
Another path BMW might take is developing an entirely new, body-on-frame pickup that directly takes on American midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, but on a more luxurious level. Finally, and more logically, BMW might utilize one of its existing crossover platforms, customizing it to include a freight box. It makes rational 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 bring the exact same styling as its X5 cousin. This means the traditional kidney bean grille and four-eyed headlights. Expect the truck’s method angle to be remarkable, enabling it to deal with 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 might use 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 use beds like this with terrific success. The rear bumper is likely to curve like a crossovers, but is likely to have a center step section for a license plate and a lower cut-out for a trailer hitch receiver. Overall, the BMW pickup would embody high-end and performance, accommodating wealthy buyers who desire something various or maybe who more utility than a selective crossover offers.
2018 BMW Pickup Interior
Like the front end, the interior will bring familiar themes from the X5 SUV. Expect to see BMW’s common control panel with French-stitched leather and wood inserts. The iPad-like infotainment screen and iDrive controller will be present, as well as the timeless analog gauge cluster.
In back, BMW might follow the lead of other midsize trucks in providing a folding bench that accommodated either 3 people or a large amount of freight. A small transmission tunnel would just a little misshape the otherwise flat load flooring. Ideally BMW will obtain the Toyota Tundra’s roll-down rear window concept. No matter which instructions BMW takes with the truck’s chassis and body, expect absolutely nothing less than BMW luxury inside the cab. That one we can be quite sure on.
2018 BMW Pickup Engine
Drivetrain choices likewise depend on what path BMW selects for the truck’s chassis and body. If it obtains the Toyota Hilux platform, possibly the Hilux powertrains will be offered. Nevertheless, because we’re betting BMW will utilize the X5 as its beginning point, it’s just rational BMW would use the X5’s powertrain choices in the pickup. This also holds true if BMW constructs a distinct truck chassis, as engine sharing would likely happen.
2018 BMW Pickup Release Date and Price
There is no precise date of its launch however it does not suggest that it won’t be happening. BMW will definitely charge a premium for its pickup, but should be on par with the Mercedes pickup. If we go by the X5’s present pricing schedule, the base BMW pickup will cast around $57,000. (Remember, xDrive comes requirement.) The diesel variation will only see a nominal up-charge of $700 approximately. Going with the hybrid will cost simply over $62,000 and selecting the powerhouse V-8 will set you back almost $72,000. Naturally, rates for a future BMW pickup is pure speculation at this point.