The one-off BMW X7 Pick-Up is currently on display at the BMW Welt museum.
Back in July, BMW surprised us with the unveiling of the X7 Pick-Up. Sadly, BMW's answer to the Mercedes X-Class was strictly a one-off concept designed to celebrate BMW Motorrad Days. Half a year after its reveal, the X7 Pick-Up is being displayed at the BMW Welt museum near the company's headquarters.
Photos shared by BMW Welt's Facebook page give us a first look at the BMW X7 Pick-Up in the metal, complete with a BMW F 850 GS motorcycle on the bed. The X7 was never originally designed to store a motorcycle, however, so it's a tight squeeze. In fact, nearly half of the bike is sticking out of the bed.
The bed area is 4.6 feet when closed and 6.5 feet when opened but this meant the X7's third row was sacrificed. As a result, the X7 Pick-Up is a five-seater compared to the seven-seat SUV it's based on. The custom cargo area also features a fine-polished wood finish inspired by yachts and a height-adjustable two-level air suspension.
Built in 10 months by a dozen trainees, the one-off truck was converted by BMW Group vocational trainees with the help of the company's Concept Vehicle Construction and Model Technology divisions. It's based on an X7 xDrive40i finished in Tanzanite Blue metallic, which means the one-off pickup is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine producing 335 horsepower.
Despite being road legal, the BMW X7 Pick-up won't be going into production. BMW has also ruled out the possibility of entering the popular pickup segment in numerous interviews. "I see no evidence that we can ever do a good proposition," BMW development chief and board member Klaus Frohlich told Australia's Motoring last year.
"If you look at the pickup market, it's very much utilities, so median price points are very, very low. Every business case we did so far, it was by far not relevant. For us, the market segment is too small, because we are at the higher price level for pickups."