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Officially Official: 420-HP BMW M3 Pickup hauls ass, nearly 1,000 pounds

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It's the First of April and the fun has officially begun here in Munich. BMW has officially taken the wraps off the M3 pickup after our spy shooters caught it running the 'Ring late last month. And as we exclusively revealed, it's the Bavarians' idea of an April Fools prank.

However, that doesn't mean that the uteified M3 isn't a full-fledged performer. It's packing the same 420-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 as its sedan, coupe and convertible brethren, but despite lopping off the back, BMW discovered during wind-tunnel testing that its coefficient of drag is close to that of the M3 coupe. It comes complete with a with a removable targa top, weighs some 110 pounds less than its drop-top sibling and topped out at the Nürburgring at 186 mph. Pop the removal roof and the M3 pickup sheds another 44 pounds, and in keeping with every automaker's standard measurement of trunk capacity - the golf bag - the pickup can tote 20 bags of irons. Oh, and there's a trailer hitch to boot.

Naturally, serial production isn't going to happen, but the M3 pickup will serve as the workshop transport vehicle for BMW's M division. Full details in the press blast after the break.


Gallery: BMW M3 Pickup - Live



Gallery: BMW M3 Pickup


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