Despite some remoted makes an attempt that failed to succeed in dealerships, the thought of a BMW pickup has by no means been taken severely in Munich.
Sure, the Bavarians constructed the X7 Pickup final 12 months, however that was only a one-off present car created for the corporate’s Motorrad Days. The 1986 E30 M3 Pickup is arguably extra well-known, however that automobile was nothing greater than a skunkworks challenge created by BMW M to move numerous tools and elements.
We couldn’t open the topic of BMW pickups with out mentioning the E92 M3 Pickup Truck Concept the automaker inbuilt 2011 as an April Fool’s joke. But whereas BMW by no means took pickups severely, different individuals did.
People just like the proprietor of this 2000 5-Series E39 that has been transformed right into a two-door pickup, for instance. If you’re a CarScoops common, you in all probability bear in mind we featured this unusual build earlier this year, when it was on sale in Russia for about $32,000.
Apparently, the automobile did not promote. We say that as a result of we discovered an ad for it on eBay, with a buy-it-now worth of $30,000. If you’re , you need to know that the customer is liable for car pick-up or delivery, and that’s a vital element as a result of the automobile is situated in Kursk, Russian Federation.
The itemizing doesn’t provide too many particulars, although it says the E39 5 Series pickup is in “excellent condition” with 5,000 km (3,100 miles) on the clock, though we assume that’s the mileage coated after the conversion and never from new. The construct is alleged to have taken 4 years to finish and seems to be primarily based on the Touring (aka property) mannequin. Modifications additionally embrace a brand new suspension, new exhaust, in addition to higher noise insulation.
The engine is a 2.9-liter turbodiesel straight-six hooked to a five-speed computerized transmission. It makes 184 PS (181 HP) at 4,000 rpm and 390 Nm (287 lb-ft) of torque from a low 1,750 rpm, which is greater than sufficient muscle for a ute. Could anybody ever recover from that $30,000 price ticket, although?