See, the i8 in question is just a promotional physique shell. It is fullsize and currently being sold (we believe) by a legit BMW dealer (Laurel BMW of Westmont), so it really is received powerful ties to the true factor, but there’;s nothing within. In reality, you cannot open the doors or windows and the wheels will not move, unless you count the small rolling castors that are a part of the prop. There is no fancy plug-in hybrid powertrain – no powertrain of any sort, in reality – and it was “professionally crafted just for BMW dealers.” The headlights do flip on, even though, so which is anything.
What’;s most extraordinary, although, is that there are 50 bids for this non-doing work BMW. In fact, the bidding has climbed up to $ sixteen,000. For a vehicle that can’;t fulfill its mission as a car, that’;s fairly extraordinary. Oh, and these bids have not nevertheless hit the reserve price tag, so the dealer is certainly hoping it can get far more income for this hollow BMW.
The official base MSRP for a doing work i8 is $ 135,700. The initial i8 delivered in the US, a particular edition for Pebble Seaside, just sold for $ 825,000.