I can imagine Farrar test driving this next.
Queensland-based Motorline BMW’s panel shop transformed the first-generation X5 into a high-riding, style-focused single-cab pickup, with the car having been re-shaped over about 700 hours.
The X5 ute rides on the same wheelbase as the regular X5, and despite missing the rear doors, it has a small space-cab section behind the front seats.
The project was completed in-house by the panel shop team. It was the brainchild of Craig Rose, BMW Motorline dealer principal, who says the allure of building something that gave the dealership’s on-site panel shop some added character was the main driver for building the X5 ute.
“I walked out one day and was just sort of looking at this X5 we’d traded,” Rose says. “It was a 2002 model, and I looked at the lines of the car, and you can see the belt-line underneath the glasshouse … it extends really well around the whole of the car.”
No, it is just a really gay ute, perhaps the gayest ever.