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      08-15-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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BMW Delivers First BMW i8 Sports Cars in the U.S. at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Chef Thomas Keller, Roger Penske and Rick Hendrick Among the First to Take Delivery of the Revolutionary BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - August 15, 2014… Today, BMW delivered the first plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sport cars at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, in Carmel, Calif. In celebration of the revolutionary sports car made with carbon fiber, renowned Chef Thomas Keller is hosting an intimate dinner at the BMW Villa for a handful of the first owners of the BMW i8. In addition to hosting the special occasion, Chef Keller, who has set the standard within the hospitality industry with restaurants including Per Se in New York and French Laundry in Napa Valley, is joining the BMW i family after taking delivery of his BMW i8.

Among the first group receiving a BMW i8 is Roger Penske, Chairman of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Team Penske, which operates race teams in both the NASCAR and IndyCar series. With a strong legacy in transportation services, Penske understands the significance of the plug-in sports car to the automotive industry. Rick Hendrick, Chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, currently the second-largest privately held dealership group in the country, will also be taking delivery of a BMW i8 during Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Additionally, Hendrick is the owner of Hendrick Motorsports, fielding four teams competing in the premier NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

“Today marks an exciting day for BMW of North America, as we take another step towards furthering sustainable mobility with the BMW i8, the plug-in hybrid sports car made with carbon fiber,” said Ludwig Willisch, President & CEO, BMW of North America. “We are proud to see the i8, the second of BMW i’s visionary vehicles, enter the market.”

The list of those joining the exclusive dinner and taking delivery of a BMW i8 at the BMW Villa during Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also includes:
  • Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO of Nest, which reinvents unloved home products, like the thermostat.
  • Michael Fux, a pioneer in the mattress and bedding industry and is currently CEO of Comfort Revolution.
  • John Hendricks, Founder of the global media company Discovery Communications and Founder of Curiosity Project, a multi-platform service delivering highest-quality deep-dive content to lifelong learners.
  • Barry Klarberg, Founder, CEO, Monarch Business and Wealth Management.
  • Miles Nadal, Chairman, CEO President and Founder of MDC Partners, one of the largest advertising holding companies worldwide.
  • Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SBE, a leading global hospitality and entertainment company.
  • Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, a premier next generation global content leader.

Continuing the celebration of the U.S. arrival of the BMW i8, on Saturday, August 16, Jay Leno will present a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition (photos below), which will be auctioned off during the annual Pebble Beach auctions. The i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will be distinguished by a unique paint scheme and interior treatment as well as other features that will make it unlike any other BMW i8 in the world.


BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition photos from its unveil at the BMW Villa.

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      08-15-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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Bonus: here is the first official pics of the BMW i8 key fob.

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      08-15-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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Hmm, quite the company those of us with orders have in fellow owners. I knew they would bring out some big guns. Hendrick especially.
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Hmm, quite the company those of us with orders have in fellow owners. I knew they would bring out some big guns. Hendrick especially.
Can't wait to see photos of the delivered cars, hope that leather clad presenter from Germany did not make it across the Pond.
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Bonus: here is the first official pics of the BMW i8 key fob.

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Without trying to sound like a pessimist (although I'm sure some of you think I am LOL), is that not a pic of the 'dummy' unit that was seen doing the rounds last year and early this year (ref. the date on the display saying "Updated 07/31/2013")?
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My boss is on that short list -- looks like I'll be getting an up close look at the car very soon!
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Maybe it's just the pic, but that key fob looks like an 80's cell phone. It's huge!
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...I saw one on the freeway in Los Angeles yesterday. You sure they are not released elsewhere? Maybe a company vehicle or something?
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On my way up to Concorso Italiano this morning had the opportunity to play tag along the freeway with one. Lovely lines, stance and was keeping good pace. It's one of those cars that looks better in person.
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On my way up to Concorso Italiano this morning had the opportunity to play tag along the freeway with one. Lovely lines, stance and was keeping good pace. It's one of those cars that looks better in person.
If you get to speak to any of the owners, can you ask them about the Display Key?

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Damn, so that's where $295 a plate at Per Se goes.
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Michael Fux is a great friend and client of ours. I cannot wait to have his i8 delivered to my store! Funny story is that when Mr. Fux was at my store picking up his new M4, our rep from corporate dropped by with an i8 so Fux already got to check out the i8 before taking delivery of his today at Pebble.
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very very cool. BMW villa is where its at every year at pebble
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Maybe it's just the pic, but that key fob looks like an 80's cell phone. It's huge!
You can't judge the size since there is nothing to compare it with in the picture.
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Maybe it's just the pic, but that key fob looks like an 80's cell phone. It's huge!
You can't judge the size since there is nothing to compare it with in the picture.
What do you mean!? Judging by the size of my screen, it has to be at least 6 inches long and 7 inches wide!
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Michael Fux, a pioneer in the mattress and bedding industry, LOL. I bet he is ;-)
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Maybe it's just the pic, but that key fob looks like an 80's cell phone. It's huge!
You can't judge the size since there is nothing to compare it with in the picture.
What do you mean!? Judging by the size of my screen, it has to be at least 6 inches long and 7 inches wide!
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very very cool. BMW villa is where its at every year at pebble
I was just at Pebble and Quail this weekend. Where is the BMW Villa? Didn't see it?
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http://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/at...5&d=1408147488

in this photo you can see a key fob near the gear lever... it is huge... maybe in the lci ver will be an option to check facebook ;-)
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