What Will Happen to Olympic BMWs?

What will happen to Olympic BMW's

BMW involvement in the Olympic games has been unmistakable. Erin Baker in The Telegraph has asked the question on many people’s lips – what will happen to all those BMWs after the Olympics games are over?

3,000 cars were provided for the games – doing everything from pulling boats from water and horses across London – as well as ferry the prawn sandwich brigade from location to location. Those 3,000 cars and bikes will soon be coming to the used car market – and it’s an impressive haul:

  • 160 BMW 1-series ActiveEs
  • 40 Mini Es
  • 200 Mini Countryman Cooper Ds
  • 1,550 BMW 320d EfficientDynamics
  • 700 BMW 520d EfficientDynamics
  • 20 BMW 5-series ActiveHybrids
  • 17 BMW X3 xDrive 20ds
  • 10 BMW X5 xDrive 30ds
  • 25 R1200 RT motorbikes
  • 400 BMW Streetcruiser bicycles

Perhaps BMW could have given them over the gold medallists? Or selected 3,000 of the Games Makers at random to receive a new ride – after all we’re being repeatedly told how much they contributed to the games.

The truth, however, is a little less imaginative. A BMW spokesman confirmed:

“Post Games, the vehicles will be returned to BMW and in most instances sold as Approved Used Vehicles over a period of time to our corporate partners, employees and the London 2012 organising committee and volunteers. The 320d EfficientDynamic, 520d EfficientDynamic and 318d M Sport Touring models will be sold in this manner.”

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