The i8 “Concours d’Elegance Edition”- Speed, luxury, elegance, the future on four wheels is what we call it. It has taken BMW five years to bring the i8 from concept car to delivery. The auction ended on a very hefty US $825,000…..WOW!!
The launch of the i8 plug-in sports car in the US was a huge success. BMW had the help of celebrity, Jay Leno to auction off the car. The car is fitted with the laser headlight technology, but BMW didn’t get US approval for this the last time. The auction price is the highest price for an i8. The funds raised will go to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation who help Montery County youth and distributes arts, athletics, environmental sciences, educational and community grants. Other i8 owners were present and the auction with their cars which shows the variety of colors the car comes in.
The BMW i8 has proven to be an Earth friendly car. It’s the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. The strength in the hybrid plug-in brings together the benefits of an electric motor and a petrol engine to maximize efficiency and dynamics on the road. Along with the hybrid plug-in the i8 looks beautiful too. It has swan-wing doors, a shark-nose front end, a supercar stance. Punching the start button wakes the car up. The impressive electronic dash comes to life for the driver to select what he/she wants to do next.
This beauty of a car goes from zero to 60mph in 3.8 seconds. Two driving personalities make for double the fun. Commuting for example, is a tedious task which can be done while you drive comfortably while having the battery in charge mode. When you’re ready for the home stretch you can roll into position and crank it. US $136,625 is what you’ll have to pay to be able to drive away with this baby.