Renderings: BMW X5 Pickup

BMW X5 | July 6th, 2011 by 18
5899610691 0860f4d7cd o 750x500 Renderings: BMW X5 Pickup

On April 1 of this year, BMW unveiled an one-off M3 Pickup, a vehicle that was supposed to put a smile on the face of …

On April 1 of this year, BMW unveiled an one-off M3 Pickup, a vehicle that was supposed to put a smile on the face of many BMW fans…and surprisingly, it actually did. Furthermore, many people not only embraced the unique design approach, but were also expressing a wish that a similar model would be available for purchase.

Clearly this remains a design exercise and BMW will most likely never offer an M3 pickup. But what about an X5 truck? What would a real bimmer truck look like?

Rendering artists Theophilus Chin used his magic mouse and design skills to draw out the X5 GranLastwagen, which simply means “Gran Truck” in German.

5899610379 3fda22e86d o 655x327 Renderings: BMW X5 Pickup

Now the following question arises: would you be interested in a vehicle of this type? Could the X5 truck compete with some of its American-built counterparts?

[Source: Theophilus Chin via Autoblog ]

18 Responses to “Renderings: BMW X5 Pickup”

  1. jw says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

  2. MacMax says:

    It looks like SsangYong :D

  3. Lucky13 says:

    They could call it the Xcrement because that’s what it looks like. Honda already did this.

  4. Not the smoothest rendering, but I believe it would sell

  5. La Ma says:

    I wouldn’t but then again I would not ever buy a pickup anyway. I’m sure that it would sell well in the US. 
    At least in the south… but it must have a V8 and should tow at least 6500lbs. No, not that any person would ever use it, its always just the bragging rights with pickups.
    I see more Van’s as HD commercial vehicles , almost never a pickup. 

  6. Lucky13 says:

    No doubt it wou;d sell especially with the diesel. It wouldn’t be good for overall branding and image though.  

  7. mrd says:

    That vehicle is truly awful – BMW please don’t do this…

  8. Hugo Becker says:

    Ugh, the question is who would want one? Well, an SUV buyer that deals with wet gear (SCUBA, surf, fishing, et al) would love something that keeps the wet and dry separate. But would BMW be willing to build it? If they’re willing to build a mini mini-van (http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/07/05/spied-bmw-front-wheel-drive-vehicle/) would they be unwilling to do this? Never a niche to small to fit a car line into. ; -)

  9. Sdavis13 says:

    tweak the design a bit to make it not look like a ghetto version of an x5 and ya.  if honda can sell ridglines, bmw can too. v10 truck in the future… uhh ya

  10. Buckeye says:

    Is it just me, or do those kidney grills look weird on a pickup.  Make them huge, beef up the front and then maybe it would look better.  Really though BMW, don’t make a pickup truck.  Just don’t.

  11. Buckeye says:

    Is it just me, or do those kidney grills look weird on a pickup.  Make them huge, beef up the front and then maybe it would look better.  Really though BMW, don’t make a pickup truck.  Just don’t.

  12. Ed says:

    The sort of thing a gay builder would drive but then again most BMW’s are driven by faggots.

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