As you may know already, BMW announced that it will auction a one-off i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition at Pebble Beach, featuring a special BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint. The 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also marked the delivery of the first BMW i8 sports cars and among the happy owners we find Roger Penske a.k.a. Chairman of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Team Penske.
Moreover, Rick Hendrick will also take the delivery of his i8 as well as Tony Fadell, Michale Fux, John Hendricks, Barry Klarberg, Miles Nadal, Sam Nazarian and Patrick Wachsberger. Each vehicle will carry the 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that generates 231 hp (170 kW) and 320 Nm of torque but also an electric motor developing 131 hp (96 kW).
The petrol engine delivers to power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor powers the front wheels. With a total output of 362 hp (266 kW) and 570 Nm of torque, the BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), while top speed is limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.
Using just the power stored in the lithium-ion battery, the i8 offers a range of 20 miles (32 km) and a maximum speed of 75 mph or 120 km/h.