Our most excellent commenter Tanshanomi sent in these photos of what I believe to be an E30 3-series converted to a Ute. While we still don’t understand why it wasn’t sold like this in the first place, we will begrudgingly admit that perhaps this particular model isn’t the absolute best choice for a Ute we’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s the conversion, but something about the lines just doesn’t quite work.
Having said that: am I the only one finding it tricky to tell the exact model? I admit, I’m not a big BMW fan, so I don’t have the requisite level of obsession, but in this era, the 3- and 5-series looked so much alike, and were so close in size, that the Utification has thrown me off a bit.
Also: What’s the correct term for a BMW Ute? BMW has never really had any affiliation with GM, Ford or that other one, so it’s not strictly appropriate to call it either a Bimmeramino, Bimmerallero, Bimmerchero or Bimmerpage. I think we need a name for these, in case we encounter any more, but I have no ideas.
Maybe I just need more coffee.