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BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car: Full Pricing And Options Announced

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BMW has revealed full pricing and options details for its plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8.

It's the first glimpse we've had of pricing beyond the i8's regular base price, and what BMW's 'World' trim levels offer beyond the standard i8's equipment tally.

Revealed by BMW Blog, the i8's base price comes in at $135,700, before BMW's $950 destination fee.

That said, BMW has limited initial sales to the $10,800-extra 'Pure Impulse World' launch package.

Those models include a long list of unique features including perforated grey leather, i8 script on the headrests, BMW i blue seatbelts, leather-edged floor mats and a leather engine/trunk cover, black brake calipers with BMW i blue detailing and a zirconium oxide ceramic coating to the gear selector.

BMW says 90 percent of the car's initial production run was secured in this specification, the remaining ten percent allocated as Tera World. The 'entry level' Giga World should be available in due course.

BMW i blue seatbelts make an appearance once again on the $3,000 Tera package, as do 20-inch turbine-style alloy wheels, LED headlights and more.

The car's signature laser headlights are not listed on the pricing lists sent to dealers--but BMW Blog expects them to arrive in the fall.

MORE: 2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe, Our First Drive

All i8s will come with a wide range of standard features, including Dynamic Damper Control, Park Distance Control, heated seats, cruise, automatic climate control Harman/Kardon Premium Sound, daytime running lights and even a 'larger-capacity fuel tank'.

The price lists also note the i8's standard oil-change interval of 12 months or ten thousand miles.

Various shades of leather are available as interior options while BMW lists a modest six different exterior finishes--several of which differ only in the owner's choice of BMW i blue or 'frozen metallic' exterior accents.

Two of these, Crystal White Pearl Metallic with frozen grey and Crystal White Pearl Metallic with BMW i frozen blue, are listed as an $1,800 option.

All i8s get the same plug-in hybrid setup, with a 231-horsepower, 236 lb-ft 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine at the rear, and a 98 kW (131 horsepower) electric motor up front.

A 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides enough range for 23 miles of driving, on European figures--expect a bit less when official EPA ratings are revealed.

U.S. deliveries of the i8 begin on August 17.

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