The BMW i8.

The Pure Impulse full equipment package.

Turns heads. Changes minds.

With the plug-in hybrid BMW i8, you’ll experience the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine and the efficiency of an all-electric motor for an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW. This is no ordinary sports car. This is the first-ever BMW i8.

The BMW i8 is no ordinary sports car. It’s an icon of progress — an extraordinary evolution of The Ultimate Driving Machine®. As a revolutionary plug-in hybrid, this sports car uses eDrive technology to combine the efficiency of an all-electric motor and the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine for an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW.

At first glance, the BMW i8 comes across as a beautifully designed sports car. But it’s far more than that. Aerodynamics plays a key role in the design of the BMW i8, with each detail working toward channeling airflow for greater efficiency. Additionally, the streamflow design of the vehicle’s rear wing helps provide significant downforce all the way up to the electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.

When a car looks this fast, it better live up to its appearance. The BMW i8 does just that, with help from its powerful, yet efficient TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder combustion engine and its innovative electric motor. Together, these two engines work in tandem for uninterrupted acceleration from a standstill with a total system output of 420 lb-ft of torque and 357 horsepower

Value: $150,500.

Generously donated by BMWi and your Orange County BMW Dealers:

Crevier BMW, Irvine BMW, Long Beach BMW, Shelly BMW, Sterling BMW

Louis Vuitton, pioneer in the art of travel, has partnered with BMW to create a tailor-made set of luggage crafted in carbon fiber for the newly launched BMW i8.

The four piece set of exclusive suitcases and bags have been carefully designed to follow the sleek lines of the most progressive sports car: the BMW i8. Each piece calls on Louis Vuitton’s heritage of craftsmanship and innovation, bringing together leading edge design and materials with exacting, careful construction.

Soft, flexible bags and semi-rigid thermoformed cases have been cleverly calibrated, down to the last millimeter. They stack and fit together in an ingenious way in order to allow the driver to carry their most treasured possessions in style and security, without compromising the comfort and elegance of luxury travel.

The luggage set has been created to ensure optimum use of space. The large travel bag, which you can carry in your hand or on your shoulder, fits exactly into the boot of the BMW i8. There is space for the garment bag on the rear shelf. The sturdy hard-shell business case, which is ideal for a laptop, nestles perfectly into the rear seats. And the small travel bag can fit on top of the business case. All items in the luggage set have leather handles.

Value: $27,000

Generously donated by Louis Vuitton