This means that the luxurious seven-seater SUV is now a five-seater truck with a handcrafted cargo bay, which is perfected using fine-polished wood.
High-class materials and state-of-the-art production methods meet craftsmanship.Behind the passenger cabin providing five persons with a luxury ambience, the BMW X7 Pick-up offers a generous loading area.
With the transformation, the pick-up's body is 100 mm longer than the standard SUV, but the use of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) for the roof, rear doors, rear lid, as well as removing certain structures do help to cut 200 kg.
With the tailgate closed the bin has a loading length of 140cm and boasts handgrips made from SLS 3D pressure parts, the creation of which took some technical precision on the part of trainees. The combination of honey-coloured teakwood and the BMW Individual colour Tanzanite Blue metallic - an exclusive navy blue finish that develops extra depth when exposed to sunlight - was inspired by yachting sports and creates a sophisticated look.
It took 12 trainees just ten months from occupational sectors body and vehicle mechanics, vehicle mechatronics and technical model construction to turn a concept into a fully functional, road-legal auto. In fact, the trainees saved an X7 pre-production test vehicle from being scrapped as a low-priced solution for a basis of their development. What they came up with is something that is both intriguing and rather exciting, so say hello to the BMW X7 Pick-up! The trainees were given all the freedom when deciding on the overall conception and implementation but received expert assistance normally provided in concept auto construction.
This pick-up is specially designed and built by a group of vocational trainees working at the BMW Munich plant. Series implementation is not planned. The BMW Group now trains nearly 5,000 persons in nine countries worldwide.