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BMW M3 Pickup is an April Fools joke - report

 BMW M3 Pickup is an April Fools joke - report
BMW M3 pickup testing at Nurburgring 23.03.2011 / Copyright: SB-Medien

Chief of product development cops to the M3 pickup being a joke

Well, we had to know that this was going to turn out to be a joke.

And in retrospect our speculation that this M3 pickup was going to be some kind of one-off vehicle used to move parts around a production facility is kind of funny. Although, what is BMW going to do with this prototype anyway?

According to Autoblog.com, BMW has copped to the M3 pickup being an April fool's joke. The model will accompany the very real M5 Concept's debut on April 1st.

Dirk Arnold, head of product development, told Autoblog.com," Ah, yes, everyone's been talking about that pickup. But, no, this is... how you call it, an April Fool's Joke...It is hugely doubtful that BMW will ever during our lives produce such a vehicle, in any segment."

Well, he didn't have to shut the door on it so hard. But it's probably the right thing to do.

BMW will premiere the M5 concept at a press event near Munich on April 1st along with a series of M3-based prototypes which have never been produced, including, of course, this El Camino-ized M3.

Interestingly, there will also be an M3 with a folding hardtop on hand. And maybe that one's got a chance at making it to production.

Source: autoblog.com

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 UAE abu dhabi UAE abu dhabi
I was trying to email Alex riccuiti because i was trying to ask him to ask the bmw if they are going to sell me this M3. If some one knows him or somthing please tell him my message thank you.
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March 24, 2011 9:29 am
 som3aa som3aa
is it too late for bmw to say that the ugly 5-series they released last year was an april fool too and release the a new non-ugly 5-series?
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March 24, 2011 12:25 am
 peterg peterg
almost as ugly as the Proton Jumbuck .....
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March 23, 2011 11:39 pm
 justanotherfan justanotherfan
Damn, I actually liked it more than the X6 or the 5gt.
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March 23, 2011 10:42 pm
 GTurbo GTurbo
M3 Maloo now has a market-gap!
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March 23, 2011 9:32 pm
 andrewB andrewB
It would be interesting to watch the HSV Maloo have a race against it.
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March 23, 2011 8:14 pm
 BavarianMS BavarianMS
Looks like all the noobs here on WCF, got fooled.
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March 23, 2011 2:41 pm
 DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
damnit. I could have gotten around some loopholes in my state writing it off as a utility vehicle...
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March 23, 2011 2:29 pm
 Devo Devo
Snif snif......... A sad day! It would have been F-in AWESOME!
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March 23, 2011 12:59 pm
 DdW DdW
Since BMW has the penchant to create "niches" for its cars, I would not be surprised that this creation would come out in the near future. Even if they were going to produce it, HSV has gotten the pioneer status to build high performance pickups, which in this case the Maloo. Nevertheless, BMW is sane for not doing it.
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March 23, 2011 12:56 pm
 nederinaa nederinaa
The X6 M is a joke.
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March 23, 2011 12:43 pm
 scratchy996 scratchy996
German humour : "hey , let's do something funny for April Fool's" , - "good idea, i'll call the engineering department and order them to engineer something funny."
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March 23, 2011 12:30 pm
 Pagani Pagani
I thought there already was an M3 with a folding hardtop in production, the convertible!
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March 23, 2011 12:20 pm