How many BMW i8s were made?

I love my BMW i8, but I almost never see any others around. A friend recently told me they’re actually pretty rare and I’m curious if he’s right! How many BMW i8s were made?

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Alison Daurio · Answered on Jan 09, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Your friend is correct! It may be surprising to hear that the BMW i8 is somewhat rare, especially since it was one of the top-selling plug-in sports cars from its introduction in 2014 to its retirement in 2020. But despite its popularity, BMW only produced a total of 20,465 units worldwide (16,581 coupes and 3,884 roadsters, to be specific).
Even rarer still is the BMW i8 “Ultimate Sophisto” Special Edition, which was released in 2020 in a limited run of just 200 units! These models are recognizable by their unique metallic gray finish with copper and black accents, copper-colored upholstery and cabin decor, and large 20-inch wheels with copper rims.
If you’re interested in other uncommon BMWs, here’s a list of the automaker’s rarest models:
  • 2010 BMW M3 GTS: 150 units
  • 2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe: 100 units
  • 2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe “Bang & Olufsen Edition”: 100 units
  • 2016 BMW Individual 7 Series “The Next 100 Years” Special Edition: 100 units
  • 2013 BMW X6 Performance Edition: 100 units
  • 2012 BMW M3 CRT: 67 units
  • 2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition: 50 units
  • 2015 BMW i3 Shadow Sport: 50 units
  • 2017 BMW M3-R: 15 units
  • 2001 BMW M3 GTR: 6 units
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