BMW has a number of ways it could construct a pickup. Initially, is to utilize its partnership 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 items. Theoretically, BMW might 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 path BMW could take is constructing a completely new, body-on-frame pickup that squarely takes on American midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, but on a more glamorous level. Lastly, and more realistically, BMW might use among its existing crossover platforms, modifying it to incorporate a freight box. It makes sensible sense then for BMW to use the X5 for its starting 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. Expect the truck’s method angle to be impressive, allowing 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 could make use of a roof rack for extra 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 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. Overall, the BMW pickup would embody luxury and functionality, accommodating wealthy buyers who want something different or possibly who more energy than a choosy crossover offers.
2018 BMW Pickup Interior
Like the front end, the interior will carry 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 be present, as well as 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 big quantity of freight. A little transmission tunnel would only a little misshape the otherwise flat load flooring. Ideally BMW will borrow the Toyota Tundra’s roll-down rear window idea. Regardless of which direction 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 choices also depend on what path BMW chooses for the truck’s chassis and body. If it borrows the Toyota Hilux platform, perhaps the Hilux powertrains will be offered. However, given that we’re wagering BMW will use the X5 as its beginning point, it’s only rational BMW would provide the X5’s powertrain choices in the pickup. This also is true if BMW develops a distinct truck chassis, as engine sharing would likely take place.
2018 BMW Pickup Release Date and Price
There is no specific date of its launch nevertheless it doesn’t suggest that it will not be happening. BMW will undoubtedly charge a premium for its pickup, but need to be on par with the Mercedes pickup. If we go by the X5’s current pricing 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 two. Choosing the hybrid will cost simply 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 point.