BMW London 2012 Olympics Cars

As the official automotive partner of London 2012 Olympics games, BMW has to provide the organizing committee with a range of vehicles, and indeed they did.

The range includes cars, motorcycles and bicycles, and the jobs they do can include, but bot limited to, pulling boats out of the water at Weymouth, providing a mobile camera platform for the marathon, towing a horse ambulance across Greenwich Park or carrying medal winners around the Olympic Park to media interviews, the BMW and MINI fleet will perform an extremely wide range of duties during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

BMW car also satisfy the committee’s demand for fuel efficiency. Fleet average of 116g/km CO2 emissions and 64.5mpg, beats target set by Organising Committee.


The list of vehicles and their details:

BMW 1 Series ActiveE (EV)

  • Number in fleet: 160
  • 170hp / Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Usage includes: Games time talent shuttle transporting athletes within the Olympic Park and also available for use by broadcasters. Venue pool cars for operational usage and supporting the Olympic Torch Relay.
  • Showcase for new charging infrastructure in London; 120 new ‘high speed’ charge points installed in five key locations in London with the first being installed at ExCeL London.

MINI E (Electric Vehicle)

  • Number in fleet: 40
  • 204hp / Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Usage includes: Venue pool cars for operational usage and supporting the Olympic Torch Relay.

MINI Countryman Cooper D

  • Number in fleet: 200
  • 112hp / 115g/km CO2 / 64.2mpg
  • Usage includes: ‘On demand’ service (a walk up taxi rank) at key locations such as London Heathrow and IOC Hotels as well as providing request for transport services where clients contact a call centre and book the service in advance.

BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics

  • Number in fleet: 1,550
  • 163hp / 109g/km CO2 / 68.9mpg
  • Usage includes: Main command car for Olympic Torch Relay, official vehicles for cycling events (race doctor, commissionaires, lead car, neutral service, route management). Will also be used by the 67 Technical Delegates who are responsible for approve the Field of Play and competition set up in accordance with the IF rules.

BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics

  • Number in fleet: 700
  • 119g/km CO2 / 62.8mpg
  • Usage includes: Vehicle transfer and shuttle role.

BMW 5 Series Active Hybrid

  • Number in fleet: 20
  • 149g/km CO2 / 44.1mpg
  • Usage includes: Vehicle transfer and shuttle role.

BMW X3 xDrive 20d

  • Number in fleet: 17
  • 147g/km CO2 / 50.4mpg
  • Usage includes: Specialist role of towing boats at sailing and rowing venues as well as playing a supporting role in the Olympic Torch Relay.

BMW X5 xDrive 30d

  • Number in fleet: 10
  • 195g/km CO2 / 38.2mpg
  • Usage includes: Specialist role of towing horse ambulances at equestrian events as well as providing on-course support.

R1200 RT Motorcycle

  • Number in fleet: 25 (Total number of motorcycles including F650GS, R1200GS, R1200RT)
  • Usage includes: Key support roles in road based events including cycling.

BMW Streetcruiser Bicycles

  • Number in fleet: 400
  • Usage includes: Operational support for water-based sports including rowing – for use by team coaches and officials following races.

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  3. BMW Olympic Fleet
  4. Olympic Torch in BMW Wind Tunnel
  5. MINI London 2012 Olympic Games Models

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