BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance edition unveiled

28 Jul, 2014 2:57pm Jonathan Burn

One-off BMW i8 featuring unique interior and exterior to be auctioned off for charity

BMW has developed a one-off version of its most advanced sports car to date and its up for grabs at auction. The BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition stands out with custom interior and exterior designs and will be sold at the Pebble Beach Auctions in California.

The hammer will drop ahead of the i8's official on sale date in the US, meaning the lucky bidder will be the first owner of the BMW i8 in North America. What they’ll be getting their hands on is a one-off model finished in BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint, with an interior wrapped in Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, which is tanned using dye derived from plant extracts.

Also unique to the i8 Concours d’Elegance edition is the i Blue contrasting stitching in the seats and seats bets as well as the front headrests being embossed with ‘BMW i8’.

At auction there will be no reserve price on the i8 but it is expected to sell for substantially more than the £99,845 price tag of the showroom model. All proceeds from the sale will also be donated to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.