Yes, that is exactly correct. BMW has made a pickup truck and it’s based on the M3 sportscar!
Only it is an April fool’s joke. BMW has developed this M3 pickup apparently for fun and games, but they have tested and evaluated it like a normal produciton model. It even went through miles and miles of Nurburgring tests. They are going to register the car as a road-going model but they have no plans to put it into production.
With a high-revving V8 engine at the front, a generously sized load area behind and a removable Targa roof above, driver and passengers in the BMW M3 Pickup will relish an unprecedented take on the familiar M feeling. Yet this spectacular new development is unmistakably recognisable as a member of the BMW M3 model family. Corroborating this kinship are not just the inimitable power of the engine, but also fine-tuned aerodynamics and a tailored suspension set-up. Measurements in the wind tunnel at the BMW Group’s Aerodynamic Test Centre showed a Cd factor on a par with that of the BMW M3 Coupé.
The practical features of the BMW M3 Pickup are no less impressive. Maximum load capacity has been raised to 450 kilograms.
Too bad they won’t make it though, I’m sure there will be a good market for a car as weird as this!