One-off BMW Deep Orange 4 concept by grad students revealed [videos]

Engineering students from the Clemson University International Centre for Automotive Research and BMW have teamed up to create a one-off coupe/pickup concept based on the X3.

The concept is called Deep Orange 4, featuring a similar sloping roofline as the X4 with a power retractable glass rear window and a new split side opening tailgate, allowing easy access to the cargo bed.

With the Deep Orange 4 you can literally haul potted orange trees in the back, while maintaining the luxury interior, ride and performance of the X3.

Part of the work for students was also to create a low-cost manufacturing plan to produce up to 5,000 of the vehicles, and to keep the cost down so the price won’t be more than $8,000 above the current X3 sticker price.

Check out the videos below to see how the grad students did it:


RELATED POSTS

Renault Clio 'Graphite' special edition announced - priced from €17,100
Nissan's compact 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo for the ZEOD RC produces an impressive 400 horsepowe...
Radical Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme concept to debut in Geneva
BMW M5 celebrates its 30th anniversary this year - F10 goes sideways
Google self-driving car updated: focus on mastering city street driving
This is what it looks like when you are going 65mph and a Corvette ZR1 passes you at 200mph
Renault Eolab concept is all about fuel economy, while also stylish - promises 282mpg
This is how you drift a 624bhp Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe around a beautiful British garden
All-new 2015 Cadillac ATS-V saloon and coupe revealed with 455bhp
New 2015 MINI John Cooper Works revealed with 228bhp, priced from £22,865
Techrules debuts turbine-recharging electric vehicle (TREV) in China's new supercar concept
Kia Stinger Gran Turismo arrives in the UK
Tags: , ,