After recently being previewed, further details and images of the special BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition have emerged before the car goes on display and is sold this weekend.
This special i8 is particularly noteworthy thanks to its Frozen Grey metallic paint job as well as special stitching in the cabin alongside Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery. Elsewhere, it features laser etched door sills reading ‘Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Edition’ with i8 also embossed into the front headrests.
Additionally, the BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition features the company’s advanced new laser headlights which have yet to be approved for road use in the United States.
The auction comes courtesy of Gooding & Company and all the money raised from the sale will benefit the Pebble Beach Company Foundation as well as the Concours d’Elegance itself. The winning bidder will also receive a Louis Vuitton luggage set.
The production-spec i8 was of course revealed to the public last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show with production commencing in April. Powering it is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, good for 231 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, in addition to a 130 hp electric motor. The petrol engine sends power to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the electric motor turns the front wheels through a two-stage transmission. The combo is good for 362 hp and 570 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and most importantly, up to 113 miles per gallon.