There’s something special about the Chevrolet El Camino, Ford Ranchero, and especially the Holdon and Ford Utes from Australia. When a truck/car thing can get to 60 mph in under 5-seconds, look really interesting, and piss every traditional car enthusiast off at the same time, there’s definitely something to be loved about it.
BMW has been seen, as of yesterday, testing their own version of the M3 as a Ute model on the Nürburgring . Unfortunately, though, we’ve come to find out that it’s a one-off model made for a BMW Motorrad parts supplier. But this is me, Josh Lewis, telling BMW, MAKE THIS CAR! They’ll sell all of about 3 or 4 here in the states, but it’ll be the coolest car.
Now I was talking to an unspecified source from BMW, and upon talking about this M3’s potentially bad weight distribution, this person noted for me to check out the driver’s seat. It appears to be from an E93 convertible M3, which means that BMW M most likely started with an E93 model and built the Ute from there. This also means that there’s more weight in the rear than people would initially think because of it originally being a ‘vert.
More photos of the BMW M3 Ute can be seen on Autoblog.com.