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BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition up for bid

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Josée Paquet
A one-of-a-kind BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will be auctioned off on Saturday, August 16th, during the famous Pebble Beach event.

The production version of this plug-in hybrid sports car will arrive in the U.S. this fall, making the winning bidder one of the first people in North America to own a copy.

The 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition features BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint. The unique interior boasts Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, which is tanned using dye derived from plant extracts. The upholstery is accented with stitching in BMW i Blue, and “BMW i8” logos are embossed into the front headrests.

The words “Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Edition” are laser-etched into the door sills and a plaque on the rear parcel shelf contains the signatures of senior BMW executives who played key roles in the development of the i8.

The all-wheel drive BMW i8 combines an electric motor driving the front wheels with a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder gasoline engine driving the rear wheels. It is capable of driving on pure electric power at speeds of up to 120 km/h for approximately 32 kilometres. Zero-100 km/h sprints take approximately 4.2 seconds, while top speed is rated at 250 km/h.

Source: BMW

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Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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