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BMW reveals its official London 2012 Olympic Games fleet

April 27, 2012

Being the official partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games, BMW has revealed its 2700-strong fleet of vehicles that will be used for various errands during the games.

All vehicles will be low-emission variants, and will be used to cover a range of tasks at London 2012, including taking medal winners to interview areas, towing boats from the water, and providing a platform for mobile cameras. Richard George, transport director at LOCOG, recently said,

“From motorcycles to electric vehicles and 4x4s, the requirements of the 2012 fleet are hugely diverse. BMW and MINI have provided a variety of different cars, ideal both for city driving and long distance, to travel to Olympic and Paralympic venues around the country.”

Vehicles in the fleet include the BMW 520d, BMW 320d, BMW 1 Series ActiveE electric, BMW 5 Series Active Hybrid, BMW 5-Series Active Hybrid, BMW X3 xDrive 20d, BMW X5 xDrive 30d, BMW R1200 RT Motorcycle, BMW Streetcruiser Bicycles, MINI E, and MINI Countryman Cooper D.

Chris Brownridge, UK marketing director at BMW, recently said

“We look forward sharing our vision of sustainable urban mobility during the Games, including our revolutionary electric vehicle technology at the BMW Group Pavilion in the Olympic park.”

The London 2012 Olympic Games runs from July 27 until August 12, while the Paralympic Games runs from August 29 until September 9.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.