BMW X7 turned into a pickupJuly 5, 2019
The car, which could compete with the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, built in a single copy
For the annual BMW Motorrad Days Summit, a group of vocational students from the BMW Group developed and built a pickup truck based on the X7 crossover. At the same time, the automaker itself does not intend to produce a model with this type of body.
The project to create a pickup X7 took about nine months, it was attended by 12 students. The first step in turning the crossover into a pickup was the dismantling of the rear part of the body, instead of which we installed a special cargo platform suitable for transporting the BMW F 850 GS motorcycle. The bottom of the platform was covered with teak planks, and the points of attachment of the bike and the handles were made by 3D printing. In addition, the car is equipped with an adjustable suspension.
Part of the roof, rear door trim and tailgate of the loading platform were made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, which reduced the vehicle weight by about 200 kilograms compared with the “donor”. The pickup holds up to five people and loads up to 200 centimeters long.
Under the hood of such a X7 – a three-liter gasoline turbo with a return of 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. The dynamics of the car developers do not lead, but we can assume that from zero to 100 kilometers per hour pickup accelerates in about six seconds. A standard BMW X7 with a similar engine takes 6.1 seconds.
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