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BMW is the official ride for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. The BMW Group will bring in about 3,000 vehicles to serve different purposes from transporting game officials or judges or maybe hauling boats for some games.
Just this week, the German car manufacturer released details about the fleet that they will send to help out during the 2012 London Olympics. The fleet consists of bikes, motorcycles, electric cars, hybrids, diesels, and low emission vehicles. In short, it will be a BMW show on the roads of London.
BMW will be providing 160 units of the 1 Series Active E Coupe which is a pure electric ride, forty units of the all-electric MINI, about 1,550 BMW 320d, and 25 motorcycles ranging from the R1200RT, R1200GS, and the F650GS. There will also be 700 units of the 520d, 20 units of the Active Hybrid BMW 5-Series, 17 units of the X3 xDrive 20d, and 200 units of the Country Cooper D by MINI.
The carmaker wants to showcase the range of BMW technology which boasts of good fuel economy and lower carbon dioxide emissions. The vehicles will also include rides which are compliant with the EU6, and they will be such a presence on the streets of London.
BMW wants to share the vision of having sustainable mobility in the urban setting during the summer Olympics thru rides that feature their electric technology. Fans can visit the pavilion of the BMW Group at the Olympic Park to see some samples of the members of the BMW fleet serving during the games.
The 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show held recently may have been the greenest motor show so far. Among the cars that made a real impact is the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept from BMW.
The BMW creation runs on a system that is capable of drawing out 390 horsepower and an excellent torque of 590 lb-ft. This numbers come from the 163 horsepower 1.5L turbo diesel engine with 3 cylinders coupled with two electric motors depending on a lithium ion battery.
The hybrid capability of the Vision EfficientDynamics is not the only thing green about it. You also have to highlight the low emission numbers at 50 grams of CO2 per kilometer. The car can also run for 31 miles while relying on the electric motors alone.
BMW claims that the car can rush from 0 to 60 in just 4.8 seconds. That just means that going green doesn’t necessarily mean going slow on the road.