This might be the first BMW X5 Ute ever seen worldwide. Coming from Australia it’s the outgoing generation X5 which went undergone a “plastic surgery” to now pose as an Ute, the popular vehicle much loved Down Under.
This ute was built by Motorline BMW – a dealership located in Queensland, Australia – which locally is known for some awesome projects including building their own 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL art car which is road-registered and CAMS approved.
To be more specific, the X5 Ute is built atop a pre-facelift E53 X5 3.0d Automatic.
No other details are known at the moment, but we do know that the back window panel was an implant from a Toyota vehicle.
This is not the first BMW Ute conversion that we have seen. In the past we saw Stuart Appleby’s M5 Ute and a BMW factory-built M3 Ute released in 2011 for Fools Day. Furthermore, back in 2011 rendering artist Theophilus Chin used his design skills to draw the X5 GranLastwagen, which simply means “Gran Truck” in German. Or simply, an X5 Ute.