BMW Group display demonstrates Olympic bid success

30 July 2012 #SMMT News

An Olympic-themed exhibition has been unveiled at SMMT’s Westminster showroom with BMW and MINI cars on display from the Official Automotive Partner of London 2012.

The BMW Group was awarded the contract based on its submission that centred on the low carbon performance of its fleet. The BMW and MINI fleet surpassed this target with average CO2 emissions of 116g/km CO2 (or 64.5mpg). The EfficientDynamics, hybrid and zero emissions cars, motorcycles and bicycles provided by BMW Group for London 2012 provide mobility for athletes and officials that is vital for the operational success of the Games.

BMW Group is also providing a number of adapted vehicles, enabling disabled people for the first time to volunteer as drivers during the Games.

80% of the BMW London 2012 fleet fulfils Euro 6 emission standards already – two years before they become mandatory. As of September 2014, Euro 6 will be the mandatory emission limit for all new cars.

The display at SMMT includes a BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid that mates a 1.35kWh lithium ion battery and 40kW electric motor to a petrol engine. This drivetrain delivers 306bhp with just 149g/km CO2. The second BMW model on display is its 320d EfficientDynamics, the most fuel-efficient variant of 3 Series, which is the Upper Medium segment’s best seller in the year-to-date.

As part of the Group’s display, a MINI Countryman Cooper D is also on display. The first model in the MINI range with four doors; the Countryman bridges the gap between the classic concept of the MINI and a modern Crossover. With the extra space and flexibility, it is a fun and efficient SUV.

BMW’s official vehicle fleet comprises:

  • 1,550 BMW 3 Series 320d EfficientDynamics
  • 700 BMW 5 Series 520d EfficientDynamics
  • 400 BMW 3 Series 318d Touring
  • 200 MINI Countryman Cooper D
  • 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE (electric vehicle)
  • 40 MINI E (electric vehicle)
  • 20 BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid
  • 17 BMW X3 xDrive20d
  • 10 BMW X5 xDrive30d
  • 25 BMW F 650 GS, R 1200 GS, R 1200 RT motorcycles
  • 400 BMW Cruise bicycles

Click through for more information about the BMW Olympic Fleet and the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Click through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space.

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