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BMW Unveils World's Fastest Pickup [Car]

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On: Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:43PM | By: Chris Weiss

BMW Unveils World's Fastest Pickup [Car]

As promised, BMW unveiled its M3 pickup at an event in Munich on Friday. BMW calls the model the "world's fastest pickup." If you don't mind the odd mash-up of M3 front fascia, chopped off cab and pickup bed, one could also make the case that it's the world's sexiest pickup. I'd definitely call it the world's sexiest pickup car, if for no other reason than its sheer, against-all-logic originality.

The pickup car first surfaced two weeks ago when a photog snapped some spy shots of it testing on Nurburgring. Speculation pointed to various possibilities as to what BMW was thinking, but eventually the company came clean and admitted the M3 pickup was an April Fool's prank one-off with no hope of production. Yeah, Friday was April Fool's Day if you hadn't realized, so take any weird news you read then with a big, heaping serving of salt.

The pickup is powered by the regular M3's 414-hp 4.0-liter V8. According to BMW's goofy press release, the car hit 186 mph during the now infamous testing at Nurburgring, giving rise to its claim as the worlds fastest.

One thing we didn't glean from the spy shots: it's a targa top, doubling as an ultra-stylish convertible. The pickup would look great stocked with fake tans and fake breasts rolling down a beachfront roadway in a rap video.

All that party in the back also gives the pickup the "the biggest cargo capacity ever offered on a BMW M vehicle." No surprise there. According to BMW's release, that bed is enough for up to 20 regular, 46-inch golf bags.

Not for nothing, but thinking about a BMW pickup serving as a high-powered golf cart, terrorizing the local country club is the biggest pay dirt I hit this April Fool's Day.

Unfortunately, no golfer will actually get a chance to do anything like that. BMW concludes by telling us what we already knew: the BMW pickup "will not be heading for the golf course or series development, but will retain its status as an exclusive one-off."

BMW M GmbH employees will be a little luckier, as the car will go on to serve as a utilitarian transport vehicle for the division. At least someone gets to enjoy it.

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