BMW Supplies Huge fleet of vehicles for the London Olympics 2012

BMW 5 Series 520d EfficientDynamicsBMW, main automotive sponsor of the London Olympics Games roam the streets of the capital shuttling the Athletes, Families & Officials during the games.

BMW Group's global sales and marketing director, Ian Robertson spoke how BMW won the Olympics contract, as the company complied with London's demand for a fleet of low emission vehicles - the BMW 520d that can travel 63 miles on a gallon of diesel whilst emitting just 119 g/km carbon dioxide. BMW has reduced its average emissions by 5.1% in the last year alone, versus 3.4% for Audi and 3.3% for Mercedes

With over 4000 vehicles in use, they where aided by use of the special Olympic Lanes to speed up their journeys.

The details of the fleet supplied was as follows:

•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

BMW 5 Series 520d EfficientDynamics

The Russians where using Audi's.

Audi A8 with the Russian theme for London 2012

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BMW i pedelec' (pedal electric cycle) foldable concept bike. 

Composed of lightweight aluminum and carbon fibre, the 3-speed bicycle is fitted with an electric motor that assists the rider's pedaling up to 16mph (25 km/hr), with a range of about 16-25 miles (25 - 40 km). two folded bikes are designed to fit in the trunk

The battery attains a full quick charge is 1.5 hours (4 hours on normal units),
from either a wall outlet or a socket in the trunk of the 'i3'. when riding downhill, the electric hub motor functions as a generator,
recuperating kinetic energy for the battery.