Lot 379

Dare to Dream Collection

2014 BMW i8


$61,600 USD | Sold

Canada | Toronto, Ontario



Chassis No.
Canadian Registration
  • Finished in Iconic Silver with BMW i Blue accents over a Carum Spice Grey leather interior
  • Equipped with the Pure Impulse World option, a $10,800 appearance and technology package
  • US-market car delivered new to the Dare to Dream Collection; just 2,471 miles at time of cataloguing
Please note, this lot is registered in Canada and import duty will be applicable to all countries outside of Canada, including the United States. RM Sotheby’s will assist buyers with importation and for residents of the USA, in obtaining a US title.

The BMW i8 was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show following years of development through various concept cars. Styling was impressive, barrowing from the BMW M1 Homage concept car from April 2008. Intended as a flagship sports car debuting hybrid technology for BMW, it launched under the company’s i sub-brand. The hybrid powertrain was made up of a transverse mid-mounted 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels and a 98-kW electric motor paired with a GKN two-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels. The two powertrains’ combined output was an impressive 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, capable of achieving 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.

The car is operable in three distinct drive modes. In electric mode the car is capable of driving 22 miles solely on the battery. In comfort mode the gas and electric engines work in tandem providing a comfortable ride while maximizing fuel economy. In sport mode the gas and electric engines again work in tandem, now providing maximum power output while also being capable of charging the batteries. While initially only available as a coupe, a roadster followed in 2018. Production of the i8 came to an end following 2020 model year.

Built in Leipzig, Germany, this first-model-year 2014 BMW i8 is Finished in Iconic Silver with BMW i Blue accents over a Carum Spice Grey leather interior. It left the factory equipped with the most expensive of the i8 options, the $10,800 Pure Impulse World package which features 20-inch BMW i Light Alloy wheels, anti-theft alarm system, storage package, headliner in Anthracite, BMW i Blue seat belts, park distance control, ambiance lighting, LED headlights with cornering lights, active driving assistant, head-up display, Harman/Kardon premium sound, and enhanced Bluetooth and smartphone interface. According to the window sticker the car entered the United States through the Hueneme, California port of entry and was sold new through Braman Motorcars of West Palm Beach, Florida. It was purchased new by the Dare to Dream Collection and has covered just 2,471 miles at time of cataloguing. The car is accompanied by Braman bill of sale, BMW quality certification copy, window sticker, select service records, and marketing materials.

With modern supercar styling and a potent-yet-economical hybrid powerplant, the BMW i8 truly offers the best of both worlds.