The apprentices at BMW's plants in Munich and Dingolfing in Germany have created a one-off Mini pickup to demonstrate the level of talent in the employ of the German carmaker. The BMW Group acquired Mini in 2000.
Using the Mini Cooper S Paceman as a base, the apprentices transformed it into a two-seater pickup called the Mini Paceman Adventure.
While the vehicle retains the Paceman's All4 all-wheel drivetrain and 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that produces 181hp and 240Nm, it also has a modified suspension "and numerous unique features, which means this versatile car is ready for just about anything."
Its solid roof rack, for example, can accommodate a spare wheel, while its short overhangs, extra ground clearance and much higher front and rear clearance ramps mean it’s more than capable of going off-road. It can also cross rivers thanks to its snorkel-like roof-level air intake.
Do you think BMW--and Mini--should put this into production?