X-Tomi Design has handed the new BMW M3 the bakkie treatment, with the digital artist transforming the German marque’s performance sedan into a low-slung single-cab pick-up. 

For the performance-orientated bakkie, X-Tomi Design has left the front end unaltered, with the sharp headlamps and large kidney grille carried over from the BMW M3 sedan. The M Sport side mirrors have also remained. The virtual M3 bakkie rides on gloss black alloys. (Note the BMW M 50th anniversary badges on the nose and wheels.) 

However, the real difference in the rendering is its side profile and, as this is a bakkie, the rear end. For the virtual car, X-Tomi Design has ditched the rear passenger doors in favour of a load bed. A small side window can be found behind the front items. 

From the image, a closer look at the badging on the grille reveals this is the Competition variant. As a reminder, in South Africa, we only get the M3 in Competition flavour. The M3 Competition’s 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six produces 375 kW and 650 Nm of torque, sent to either the rear axle (in the standard model) or all four corners (in the M xDrive variant) via an eight-speed automatic transmission.  

BMW claims the rear-wheel-drive derivative sprints to the three-figure marker from a standstill in 3.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 290 km/h. The all-wheel-drive M3 Competition completes the obligatory 0-100 km/h sprint 0.4 seconds quicker at 3.5 seconds. This model’s top speed is also 290 km/h. 

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