Amazon Japan is hosting a special sale on their website: a Crystal White BMW i8. The car is being sold directly by BMW and it has a price of $168,000 (20,695,160 Yen). The i8 is ready to be delivered within one to three weeks from the payment date. Earlier this year, the Japanese unit of BMW started selling its i3 electric models on Amazon.co.jp.
A BMW spokesman said at the time that Amazon increases the distribution channels for BMW Japan. “We have 46 dealers (which sell the electric model) in Japan, but we hope this e-selling will cover the entire market more thoroughly,” the spokesman said. “This will widen the sales channel and improve convenience for customers,” he said.
On Amazon Japan, customers can add the i3, and now the i8, to the cart just like any other product, but they will have to wait for the total payment to clear and for the various procedures to be completed.