BMW offer London 2012 car fleet to Games Makers for purchase
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
November 20 - Car manufacturing giant BMW, the Official Automotive Partner of London 2012, are offering Games Makers the chance to purchase vehicles from the special edition fleet used during the Olympics and Paralympics.
During London 2012, BMW provided around 3,200 low emission, diesel, hybrid and electric cars which were used predominantly to transport athletes and official around the capital during Games.
The models on sale will include the 3 Series 320d EfficientDynamics, the 5 Series 520d EfficientDynamics and 3 Series 318d Touring, which were the most commonly used BMW cars during the Games.
The vehicles, which will have only a few hundred miles on the clock, are likely to sell for around £6,000 ($10,000/€8,000) below their price when new while they are currently being kept in Dartford, Kent, where they are having the Games paintwork removed.
"We can confirm that all Games Makers, together with BMW Group Employees, selected corporate partners and Olympic Games organisers have been offered the chance to buy a BMW from the London 2012 fleet," a BMW spokesperson told insidethegames.
"Prices will vary depending on the specification of the vehicle."
Around 70,000 Games Makers involved London 2012 and they received widespread plaudits for making the Games one of the most successful in history.
Meanwhile BMW proved one of the most visible sponsors during London 2012 due to their stunning Pavilion on the Olympic park in Stratford which became known as the "floating showroom."
The 8,000 square foot showroom was located on the Waterworks River between the Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium while it around one million visitors during the London 2012 Games.