With coupes and convertibles, hatchbacks and crossovers, Mini has done just about every bodystyle we could think of, and then a few more as concepts. But it hasn't done a pickup. At least it hadn't until now.

What we have here is a Mini Paceman (that, of course, being the coupe version of the Countryman) which has been transformed into a pickup by a group of BMW interns. It's called the Mini Paceman Adventure, and it's currently on display at the Mini dealership in Munich. According to BimmerToday.de, the project involved not only chopping the roof and installing a makeshift pickup bed, but also reinforcing the body, reforming the underbody and B-pillar, fitting off-road tires (including a spare fitted to a roof rack) and a handful of other minor modifications.

The photos are a little sketchy (although the dealership tells us a better set will be available soon), but from what we can see, it looks like a pretty solid project – one that makes us wonder if the apprentices' bosses might be paying attention. Because next to the Mini Coupe with its oddball backwards-hat roof treatment, this one-off looks as sensible as you'd expect from a group of German interns.


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      Cruising
      • 8 Months Ago
      Mini Pick Ups were a real thing, they are really cool. Just Google Images "Mini Pick Up" how can you not love those old ones. It's the novelty of it that I love, who cares if it can't haul like a big truck. Loosen up the tie and live a little.
        kevsflanagan
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Cruising
        Thank you! To me its a great idea and hopefully if enough interest they may consider a limited run. This would be perfect for those that hate wagons due to blind spots but still wish to go to Home Depot on the weekends to grab some plants. -shrugs-
      Montie
      • 8 Months Ago
      Yeah, but what's the payload capacity?
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 8 Months Ago
      I could actually get behind this. Hell, it makes more sense than the standard Paceman.
      Beardinals
      • 7 Months Ago
      Never thought I'd ever see a pickup that can do less than a Ridgeline.
      sloturbo
      • 8 Months Ago
      A MINI that I'd buy.
      Rollk
      • 8 Months Ago
      How well did the Baja do in sales?
      The Wasp
      • 7 Months Ago
      This would be interesting if they would make the bed a usable length and charge a reasonable price for it. As MINI pricing goes, this would cost as much as a full-size American truck. That's a tough sell in America -- that said, it would be in a class of its own, something BMW and MINI haven't been too concerned about as of late.
      Josephine Rigatoni
      • 8 Months Ago
      Perfect car for butt pirates.
      Ross B
      • 8 Months Ago
      So much of me doesn't understand "why," but so much of me wants this. Infinitely more interesting than anything Mini has released in years.
      BipDBo
      • 8 Months Ago
      Might be an appealing product if offered with AWD. A removable roof would make it even better. Perhaps a Jeep Wrangler style canvas roof draped over a tube steel rollcage complete with water resistant interior and floor drain holes.
      waetherman
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's a cute ute. Build it!* * with diesel and manny tranny, of course.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 8 Months Ago
      It's everything the "Mini" shouldn't be. I love it.
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