BMW has the impressive range of luxury and performance crossover SUVs and it continues to grow. However, since Mercedes entered the premium pickup truck segment with the new X-Class the question that appears naturally is will BMW follow the same path. BMW actually had several mini-truck concepts but will BMW enter the global market with the production version is still unclear.
The answer to that question definitely lies in the market demand and if customers want the BMW with the cargo bed they will get it. The information coming from the BMW Australia reveals that BMW is considering that options especially after the arrival of the Mercedes-branded truck and it seems that BMW is analyzing this opportunity. A lot will depend on how Mercedes X-Class will rate on the market. If the Merc proves successful BMW won’t likely miss the chance. However, there is no evidence now that BMW’s truck is near. But, what directions could BMW follow if it decides to launch the 2019 BMW Pickup Truck. We already have a few renderings on the internet.
2019 BMW Pickup Truck: Design
The biggest concern for the BMW if it makes the decision to enter the pick truck market would likely be the solution for the platform. We know that Mercedes uses the underpinning of the global Nissan Navara pickup as it is case few other models. The solution for BMW could be the partnership with Toyota and BMW’s truck could be based on the Toyota Tacoma platform. Two brands already sharing parts for the roadster model.
BMW could also decide to go with the uni-body design as the Honda Ridgeline and use the platform that underpins its crossover SUVs. The most time and money BMW would need if it would develop its own platform.
On the other hand, we don’t have a doubt that if BMW would be about to launch the 2019 BMW Pickup Truck soon it will definitely adopt the styling of its newest crossover SUVs. The new BMW X5 would likely be the inspiration for the styling of BMW’s truck and it would have similar kidney grille and headlights as the popular SUV. The model will likely have proportions of the mid-size truck.
BMW’s truck would stand alongside the new Mercedes X-Class regarding the quality of the interior and available equipment if it would arrive.
The truck would likely come in the four-door cab style only and would use the similar interior theme as brand’s latest premium SUVs. It would have similar dash design with similar controls arrangement and high-mounted center display. Available would be premium material options and up-to-date electronic systems including collision avoidance aids.
2019 BMW Pickup Truck: Powertrains
BMW has a wide range of engine options that could be solutions for the pickup truck version. The 2019 BMW Pickup Truck could use everything from four-, six- and eight-cylinder engine and some kind of electrified option isn’t also out of the question.
BMW won’t likely offer its pickup truck initially in the US as it is the case with the Mercedes X-Class So, the diesel engine will surely be an option. A 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel would surely be on the offer as well as the 3.0-liter turbo petrol. BMW’s performance truck version would also be great to see and it would likely have the turbocharged V-8 under the hood.
BMW would use an 8-speed automatic transmission in all versions and the same should be with the four-wheel drive.
2019 BMW Pickup Truck: Release
The 2019 BMW Pickup Truck isn’t surely coming but we are sure that BMW is listening to the market vibes and we shouldn’t say never to the BMW truck.