BMW M3 Pickup Truck – World’s Fastest Pickup | April Fool’s Day Prank…?

By - April 1st, 2011

BMW M3 Pickup Truck   Worlds Fastest Pickup | April Fools Day Prank...?

Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, BMW M3…??? Being that it is April 1st today, this bit of news wasn’t too surprising, not till the hi-res images appeared. By literally removing half of the vehicle, BMW is aiming to produce the fastest street-legal pickup truck. Essentially a BMW M3 Convertible, with a M-spec V8 engine capable of producing 420-horsepower. Engineers reduced its weight by 50 kilograms, or around 110 pounds, with the removal of the rear seating area and trunk. Conversion of the roof to a removable Targa took off another 20 kilograms. But most haulers and weekend tailgaters know to judge a pickup not by speed but by its tow/load capacity. With that premise taken into account, BMW increased the load capacity to 450 kilograms with an aluminum sheet lined truck bed, the largest cargo hold on any M-Class vehicles. In addition, a trailer tow hitch, the first M3 vehicle to be quipped since its introduction over 25 years ago. Currently in the testing phase at the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife, BMW hopes the vehicle will break the top-speed mark of 300 km/hour or 186 mph. No words on whether or not it will go into production in the near future, you can bet this to be one of the more extensive (and expensive) April Fool’s Day prank this year, though BMW officials insist it isn’t.

BMW M3 Pickup Truck   Worlds Fastest Pickup | April Fools Day Prank...?

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