If you want to grab a BMW i8 before it goes on sale in the US, this one-off Frozen Grey Metallic Concours d'Elegance Edition car might be your ticket. Just make sure to bring your checkbook to Pebble Beach.
Gooding & Company will auction off BMW's special Concours d'Elegance Edition i8, which is different from a regular i8 for having Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery (tanned using dye derived from plant extracts) with stitching in BMW i Blue. Other trim accents also i Blued themselves, including the seat belts. "BMW i8" is embossed into the front headrests, while "Concours d'Elegance Edition" i8 will be laser etched in the interior. Plus, you get Frozen Grey Metallic paint on the outside. It's going to be a pain to keep clean.
What's more interesting is that a number of US firsts will be included with this i8 including laser headlights — pending government approval at the moment - a BMW i8 Display key as well as the first BMW Charging Station, professional edition, whatever that means.
We'll see just how special it is next month at Pebble Beach.