One-off BMW M3 pickup unveiled

1 Apr

By Matt McCarron

BMW Motorsport has secretly developed a number of one-off vehicles deep inside the bowels of Munich over the years. Some of these vehicles, from the ill-fated E34 convertible, E39 M5 touring and M8 have been exposed over time.

One-off BMW M3 Pickup: Courtesy BMW

Today BMW M unveiled their most recent and public one-off vehicle. The BMW M3 pickup truck was finally revealed after months of candid spy photos have been distributed over the Internet. The one-off M3 has the same high-revving V8 as in the other three versions of the current M3, producing 420 hp. However, unlike the other three variants, the M3 pickup has a rear axle load capacity of 990 lbs. The roof of the M3 pickup is also unique in that it has a removable targa covering.

It’s probably a good thing the M3 pickup will be the one and only M3 to feature a tow hitch and, according to BMW, be able “to carry up to 20 standard 46-inch golf bags.”

Unfortunately, like all of the other secret one-off creations that have emerged from BMW’s motorsport division, the M3 pickup truck will once again recede into the secret storage rooms within BMW headquarters.

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2 Responses to “One-off BMW M3 pickup unveiled”

  1. John Watkins April 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I’d rather not even hear about projects like this. Its discouraging. It’s bad enough porsche developed the cayenne and the panamera, now BMW has an incognito M pick up truck. Its an embarrassment to what the company stands for. Let me grab my paper bag to hyperventilate in so i don’t vomit

    • germanautonews April 2, 2011 at 10:22 am #

      I hear the same type of opinion from many other BMW M enthusiasts. This morning BMW released information that they had a fully developed BMW M6 CSL, but decided there was not a market for the vehicle and scrapped the project. It’s ironic because BMW made the one-off M5 CSL about one year back.

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