Munich - The idea of BMW building a premium double cab bakkie to compete with the Mercedes X-Class has been the subject of speculation for years now. Some BMW execs have expressed interest in that space, while others have ruled it out completely.
Well, now BMW has finally swayed to the pressure and created a double cab based on the X7, but there is one catch - it’s just a once off project.
The bakkie was in fact created by BMW trainees, with a little help from the company’s Concept Vehicle Construction and Model Technology divisions at the Munich factory.
The team used the X7 xDrive40i as a basis, which is powered by BMW’s 250kW 3-litre straight six turbopetrol motor, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
And don’t expect to throw bricks, cement and garden refuse into the back of this one - the handcrafted load bin is finished in fine-polished teak wood - although that didn’t stop the team from throwing a BMW F 850 GS into the back.