BMW X7 Pick-Up Truck Concept Is a Baller Dirt Bike Hauler
Could this inspire the first-ever BMW production pickup?
BMW’s wild “X7 Pick-Up” gives us an intriguing look at what would be the first-ever Bimmer pickup truck.
Beginning with the flagship X7 SUV, engineers in training at the German marque’s vocational school swapped out the third row of seating in favor of a teakwood-paneled flatbed that extends the body to 79 inches long with the tailgate down.
It’s pictured hauling a BMW F 850 GS dirt bike, which suggests that the concept is meant to be taken seriously as an off-roader, despite what appears to be a seriously shallow amount of ground clearance.
The X7 Pick-Up also inherited the production model’s 340-horsepower, 3.0-liter straight-six and some luxurious touches, including parapet elements handgrips and trim strips that are made from laser-cut pressure parts.
Without actually seeing the five-person cabin, we can imagine that it boasts the 2019 X7’s abundance of leather, 12.3-inch infotainment screen and heated/cooled cupholders.
Even the navy blue paint coat, which BMW says is meant to develop “extra depth when exposed to sunlight,” was inspired by the sophisticated veneers found in the world of yachts.
If it ever gets made, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class will finally have some serious competition from BMW in the ultra-luxury pick-up space.