Full-Size BMW i8 Replica For Sale On eBay

3 years ago by Inside EVs Staff 14

BMW i8 Replica

BMW i8 Replica

Laurel BMW of Westmont, IL, is selling on eBay (link to auction here) a full scale replica of the new BMW i8. Ahead of its launch, most of the BMW i-certified dealerships around the country have received a full scale BMW i8 model to be showcased to customers.

Made of fiberglass, the i8 replica comes with functional LED lights but It does not drive nor has an engine or transmission. You can not open the doors and it does not have an interior. And furthermore, the wheels do not roll.

The eBay ad say that the BMW i8 replica should weight about 500 lbs since it was “carried in” by four guys. It is hollow underneath, about a quarter inch thick and it has bracing inside so it is very stable.

i8 Replica

i8 Replica

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Essentially the car looks place in any spot you put it so we can see this popping up in the future in clubs, bar, restaurants or even in design exhibitions.

As of midnight, August 23, the bidding price is up to $11,100 (updated Aug 24 – noon), not bad for a purposeless vehicle.

The 2014 BMW i8 has a base price of $135,700 but some dealers are asking as much as $100,000 over the MSRP. A recent one-off BMW i8 sold for $825,000 in Pebble Beach.

Check out BMWBLOG’s exclusive photo gallery of the i8 replica here.

[Photos: Charlene King Communications]

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14 responses to "Full-Size BMW i8 Replica For Sale On eBay"

  1. Big Solar says:

    Did they remove it from ebay? I cant find it in active or completed.

  2. Mark B. Spiegel says:

    Will they throw in an extended warranty?

    1. Robert says:

      Extended Warranty- Good for safe touching by at least 1,000,000 Fans!

  3. Johnny GT says:

    Someone is going to mount this thing on a VW chassis….somehow! 🙂

    1. Anon says:

      A Model S platform underneath, would rock…

  4. Kosh says:

    Would love to put this up on blocks in front of our “redneck” neighborhood and let the weeds grow up around it…..

    1. kdawg says:

      Or park it in a “bad part of town”. Then set up a hidden camera and watch ppl try to steal it.

      1. kdawg says:

        In hindsight, once they realize it’s fake, and 4 guys can lift it, they may still steal it, ha.

    2. Big Solar says:

      Ha! Thats the best use for a BMW I’ve heard yet. I just bid on it but got outbid by an automatic bid. Dammit!

  5. > some dealers are asking as much as $100,000 over the MSRP

    And they wonder why they might have a PR problem…

  6. kdawg says:

    Would look nice on my coffee table o_O

  7. Erick says:

    Awesome piece for a professional photographer’s studio!

  8. Phr3d says:

    approaching $20k, reserve not met – how do You spell publicity stunt..