What If: BMW X5 Pickup Truck – Rendering

Rumors | February 20th, 2017 by 7
BMW X pickup truck 750x500

Late last year, Mercedes-Benz unveiled their upcoming pickup truck in the form of the new X-Class Concept. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new X-Class will be the world’s …

Late last year, Mercedes-Benz unveiled their upcoming pickup truck in the form of the new X-Class Concept. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new X-Class will be the world’s first true “premium” pickup truck which will go on sale this year. “With the Mercedes-Benz pickup, we will close one of the last gaps in our portfolio,” Dieter Zetsche, Daimler chairman and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, said at the time. “We want to offer customers vehicles matching their specific needs. The X-Class will set new standards in a growing segment.” This Benz pickup will combat with the likes of the new Ford Ranger and upcoming Toyota Hilux.

Being a competitor of Mercedes-Benz, it comes with no surprise that BMW customers have begun to wonder whether the Munich-based automaker will follow suit, which automatically led to some fans-created renderings portraying a BMW pickup truck. Some BMW engineers did go a bit mad and create an E92 M3 pickup Ute, but that was a one-off vehicle not developed for sale and it was nearly six years ago.

BMW X pickup truck 750x499

Based on our conversations with several BMW sources, for now, BMW is uninterested in making utility vehicles and focuses more on luxury and performance of their Sports Activity Vehicles. Yet, a new rendering surfaced today on the Internet. Put together by Rain Prisk, the rendering takes hints from the front-end of the BMW X5, paired with some design cues only found on trucks, like the massive front bumper with plenty of ground clearance. The side view is that of a typical truck, riding on large diameter wheels and a generously sized load area behind along with a removable Targa roof. The rendering is exactly what you’d expect from a premium pickup truck, but if BMW were to build one, the emphasis on the driving dynamics would be as equally important as that of a cargo space.

If Mercedes does well with their premium truck business, maybe BMW bosses will pay closer attention to a market that seems out of their reach at the moment. The Bavarians are also known to adapt to market requirements, from their SUV lineup to front-wheel drive vehicles, the product lineup has evolved and adapted over time.

7 responses to “What If: BMW X5 Pickup Truck – Rendering”

  1. Giom says:

    Well, the guys do like their trucks, and if an X5 pickup would look like this… it should sell very well. But, I doubt very much BMW will ever go there.

  2. LucyPup says:

    OK, I know this is myopic! I was never against SUV/SAV’s for BMW or any of the Manufacturers. I like trucks, although have never owned or wanted to own one. I was never against Porsche losing their purity by developing the Cayenne, one of, if not their best, seller(s). But OMG, I hope BMW doesn’t do this. Could they at least doit through a sub-brand? Buy Land Rover back.

  3. 2sfhim says:

    Mercedes-Benz has a long history of making utility vehicles – vans, 4x4s, trucks, buses. A pick-up is just complementary for MB. It is not comparable at all with BMW. Or maybe we’ll see a BMW truck or bus one day.

  4. jason bourne says:

    If BMW decides to make a truck and sell it in the U.S., then why don’t they sell the 1-Series hatchback here as well???


  5. guest says:

    Like the M3 pickup before it, save this for April Fool’s. Or, given the possible margins, wealthy fools.

  6. John Holm says:

    Toyota, GMC.. ok.
    This puts you in the Isuzu camp.

  7. Arthur says:

    I would love to see the x5, with a sticker price with in 32k, not sure if BMW could do that would be cool.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *