From the recent surfacing news of BMW’s Managing Director (Australia) saying “never say never” regarding BMW’s entry to the pickup market, reports indicate that 2018 BMW Pickup truck is on its way to the market. The pickup truck is thought to be aimed at users who still need utility and comfort . It is expected to have a reinforced unibody chassis that is designed to handle extra towing and hauling tasks while still being able to maintain a crossover like ride.
From the C-Pillars going forward, 2018 BMW Pickup Truck is speculated to have the same styling as X5, which means it will have four-eyed headlights and a classic kidney bean grille. Its approach angle is going to be impressive to allow it to handle moderate off-roading. chrome like satin accents will appear on the rocker panels and lower front bumper giving the BMW pickup a skid-like plating impression.
The cargo bed will be a composite bed lined with plastic. The rear bumper will have curvy crossovers With a center step section to hold the license plate.
The overall exterior will embody functionality and luxury.
Similar to the front end, the interior will have some themes that are familiar with X5 SUV. The dashboard will be of typical of BMW’s – French stitched leather dashboard with wooden insertions. The infotainment screen is expected to be like of iPad with an iDrive controller along with the analog gauge cluster.
The back will have folding bench than can accommodate large amounts of cargo or three people comfortably. The expectation of this truck is nothing less than luxury and comfort while inside.
Engine and Performance
2018 BMW Pickup Truck is mainly targeting the European market ,therefore the engines are most likely to use diesel.it will have four engine options. a 2-liter turbo charged four cylinder producing up-to 200hp, 3-liter turbo charged six-cylinder pumping 300hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, 3-liter turbo-diesel inline-six with 255hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, and the performing 4.4 liter turbo V-8 producing 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. All the four engines utilize an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Regardless of the type of the engine used, the pickup should be able to easily tow over 3.5 tons.
2018 BMW Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
The base price of BMW Pi ckuf is expected to 7around $57,000. Customers who will opt f or thehybrid will
What we have now is speculation, but incase BMW is going to join the pickup truck market as per the current emerging reports, its launching will not happen before 2018.