The BMW i8 is now available online in Japan. It can be bought via Amazon. Also, the ad specifies that you will even get the car shipped for free! Like a mobile phone or something!
The cost of the car online is 20,000,000 Japanese Yen, which is around USD 161,000. With paper work added, it sums up to 20,695,160 Japanese Yen, that is roughly around USD 168,000.
The cars that are sold are brand new and also comes with everything a customer who buys cars online would expect.
Powering the car is an electric motor in the front that delivers 131 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 231 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. Together, there is 362 horsepower and 570 Nm of peak torque at one's disposal.
That is enough to get the car to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds and to a top speed of 250 km/h, with the help of a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Considering that a car like this is available online and is shipped free of charges, wonder if they have the cash on delivery option or the 30 day return option!