To celebrate the U.S. launch of their new hybrid supercar, the BMW I8, BMW released an one of a kind version, the BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition.
The BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition was auctioned off at Pebble Beach, and it sold for a massive $825,000, which is considerably more than what the BMW i8 will retail for when it launches.
Sold ahead of the official BMW i8 fall sale date for approximately six times the MSRP of $135,700, the 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition is unlike any other BMW i8 in the world. Proceeds of the sale made by Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will go to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which raises funds for Monterey County youth and distributes grants spanning the arts, athletics, environmental sciences, educational organizations and community programs.
The 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition features BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint and a Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, which is tanned using dye derived from plant extracts and accented with stitching in BMW i Blue. Other trim accents in BMW i Blue, include the seat belts. Further marking this as truly one-of-a-kind, the words “Concours d’Elegance Edition” i8 are laser etched in the interior and “BMW i8” is embossed into the front headrests.
You can find out more information about this one off BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition over at BMW at the link below. The BMW i8 will go on sale in the U.S. this fall with a price tag of around $135,700.