limited edition BMW i8 auctioned at pebble beach's concours d'elegance
 
limited edition BMW i8 auctioned at pebble beach's concours d'elegance
aug 16, 2014

limited edition BMW i8 auctioned at pebble beach's concours d'elegance

limited edition BMW i8 auctioned at pebble beach’s concours d’elegance
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a one-of-a-kind BMW i8, is auctioned at the pebble beach’s concours d’elegance, as a celebration of the car’s fall sale date in the US. the event only exhibits the most beautiful and rarest automobiles and what makes this edition of the i8 unique, is that it has a frozen grey metallic exterior paint as well as a dalbergia brown leather upholstery. this pure impulse tera world interior is tanned using dye derived from plant extracts, and has accented i blue stitching and seat belts. a number of US firsts also add to the individuality of the vehicle, these include laser headlights (pending government approval), a digital display key and a professional version charging station.

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the edition boasts a frozen grey metallic exterior paint

 

 

 

more special features are the ‘pebble beach concours d’elegance edition’ laser etching on the door sills and a rear parcel shelf plaque that contains the signatures of senior BMW executives who were influential in the i8s development. the car – with a custom tailored set of louis vitton luggage –  is scheduled to be auctioned at approximately 8:45pm PDT on sunday 17th august with the sale’s proceeds going to the pebble beach company foundation and the concours d’elegance.

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the plug-in hybrid i8s are set to go on sale to the US in the fall (to see our articles on the i8 and how it is manufactured, please click on the links) and is capable of driving at 75 mph for 20 miles, whilst producing zero tailpipe emissions. when the gasoline engine is combined, the sports car can propel from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and offers a top speed of 155 mph.

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the interior features dalbergia brown leather upholstery with i blue stitching for accents

 

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the seats also feature the i blue color

 

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the first of its kind in the US – the digital display key

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