One Off BMW M3 Pickup – Cool or Crazy?
Earlier this year BMW converted an M3 into a pickup truck making it one of the fastest pickups in the world. BMW chopped off the back of the standard M3 sedan in Munich and reinforced the rear to withstand heavy loads.
The BMW M3 pickup is still powered by the same 4.0 liter V8 engine that kicks out 420 hp in the sedan/coupe version. After some wind-tunnel testing BMW discovered that the M3 pickup produces drag close to that of the M3 coupe.
So how does it perform?
BMW took the car to the famous Nürburgring race track and it topped out at 186 mph.
The BMW M3 Pickup has been given an increased maximum load capacity of 450 kilograms. The load bed has been covered in high-grade structured aluminum sheeting and provides the biggest cargo capacity ever offered on a BMW M vehicle. The loading area of the pickup can carry up to 20 standard 46-inch golf bags. Plus the BMW M3 Pickup is the first BMW M3 variant in the 25-year-plus history of this model range to come with a trailer tow hitch.
The BMW M3 pickup will not be going into production and will serve as the workshop transport vehicle for BMW’s M division.
Check out pictures of the one off BMW M3 pickup truck in the gallery below.
Even though this car looks good I think it’s a waste of a perfectly good M3. I am torn on whether the BMW M3 pickup is cool crazy. On the one hand it looks damn cool and the other it’s crazy to chop up an M3.
What do you think, cool or crazy?