Adieu! BMW sends i8 sports car off with special edition, the 2020 i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition

13/09/2019

BMW is saying goodbye to the i8 sports car by debuting a special edition called the Ultimate Sophisto. Check details of the news below!

BMW is set to bid farewell to the sporty i8 which began its cruise as a plug-in hybrid car. Come April 2020, the sports car will leave the automobile world. And before the i8 signs off, the German automaker unveiled a final edition dubbed the 2020 BMW i8 Ultimate Sophisto.

BMW said,

"The 2020 i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition is the final chapter in the story of a very special car.

It's the last in the line of exclusive special editions of the world's highest-selling plug-in hybrid sports car."

As gathered by Naijacarnews, the Ultimate Sophisto Edition was premiered at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show as a Coupe variant. Notwithstanding, there's a Roadster version of the model available.

BMW-i8-ultimate-sophisto

The Ultimate Sophisto Edition was premiered at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show as a Coupe variant

BMW said only 200 units of the new car will be produced globally and it'll be offered in Roadster and Coupe form.

>>> The i8 in Coupe body type? Sounds cool, meawhile check out the Coupe battle this BMW got itself into! 2020 BMW X6 vs 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe: Which one do you prefer?

The body comes coated with Sophisto Gray metallic and it's where the edition derived its name from There are 20-inch BMW alloy wheels highlighted with E-copper accents. Other special features worthy of being mentioned are the clear -glass taillights, Shadow Line colors covering the C-pillar and tailgate. The brake calipers are donned in blue details.

Interior-BMW-i8-ultimate-sophisto

The 2020 i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition has standard features which include BMW light package and Harman Kardon hi-fi audio system

The cabin shows "Ultimate Sophisto Edition" plastered on the door plates and "X of 200" badge signifying its status. An anthracite color can be seen on the headliner.

The 2020 i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition has standard features which include BMW light package, Head-Up Display, and Harman Kardon hi-fi audio system.

>>> Would you say the i8 Ultimate Sophisto has a lot in common with the Sian? Well, check it out! Pricing, photos & details of 2020 Lamborghini Sian hybrid-electric supercar

rear-i8-ultimate-sophisto

The rear of the Ultimate Sophisto Edition

This vehicle did have a splendid run!

>>> Want more live news updates from the Frankfurt Motor Show? Check out our news section

>>> You can also keep up-to-date with our Auto Release page

Jane Osuagwu