Today, at the official press unveiling of the new 2012 M5, BMW prepared another surprise for the journalists present at the event. The BMW M3 Pickup that made waves on the interwebs just days ago was just introduced to the world.
No, the “fastest pickup in the world” as Dr. Segler, BMW M boss, described it, is not going into production and remains an M project. Dr. Segler also mentioned that he was able to take the car all the way up to 300 km/h.
Like every BMW M model, the BMW M3 Pickup has also demonstrated its dynamic potential on the North Loop of the Nürburgring.
The kerb weight of the world’s fastest pickup undercuts that of the BMW M3 Convertible by around 50 kilograms. Removing the Targa roof shaves off a further 20 kg while at the same time lowering the car’s centre of gravity. This most unusual experience of top-down driving pleasure in a BMW M3 thus goes hand in hand with further optimised dynamic handling.
Maximum load capacity has been raised to 450 kilograms.
BMW M3 Pickup will not be heading for the golf course or series development, but will retain its status as an exclusive one-off