The Ineos Grenadier is a BMW Powered Off-Roader Car

The Ineos Grenadier is a BMW Powered Off-Roader Car – BMW has never made a true off-roader. Sure, some BMW SUVs are very useful on dirt roads. But none of them are proper off-roaders, like the Land Rover Defender or Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, for example. Of course, that’s not the market area that BMW is aiming for, so the lack of off-road vehicles isn’t surprising. However, in the past many BMW fans wanted an off-roader. For those fans, the Ineos Grenadier is their BMW-powered off-road car.

Ineos Automotive is an independent British automaker set to debut its new Grenadier SUV. The Grenadier SUV is an off-roader clearly inspired by the original Land Rover Defender. It looks very similar to Defender. But, make no mistake, it doesn’t share any mechanics with the famous Land Rover at all. Instead, it actually borrows the powertrain and infotainment system from BMW.

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Powering the Ineos Grenadier is the BMW 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine option; either gasoline or diesel. The engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. This is the same as that of a BMW 3.0-liter powered car. Additionally, the powertrain on this car has BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, with its own Ineos user interface sitting on top. It also gets a BMW electronic shifter, which isn’t surprising given that Morgan has the same thing with its Plus Four and Plus Six.

Ineos Automotive builds the Grenadier on a ladder frame chassis, gets beam axles, permanent four-wheel drive, locking differentials, and all the tough off-road gear you could ask for. They also just revealed the interior. They show off a utilitarian cabin inspired by tractor and helicopter cabins, rather than other automotive cabins. Bold switches and clearly labeled buttons adorn the cab, making it look more like a machine than a car.

Sales of the Ineos Grenadier are said to start in 2023, with European markets getting first but North American sales to follow. If you love BMWs but have always wanted an off-roader, this could be the car for you. It won’t be cheap but it will be a very attractive vehicle, designed from the ground up to be a no-nonsense off-road machine. It also gets BMW power, so it should be reliable and fun to drive.

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