BMW’s Olympic models revealed image

BMW is in the race for gold. In order to celebrate it’s sponsorship of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the German car manufacturer revealed performance edition models of the 1 and 3 Series, which benefit from a lot of sporty upgrades for almost no money extra.

The performance package for the 1-Series includes an M aerodynamic kit, dark-line rear lights, high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, dark-chrome 18-inch M light alloy wheels and a dark-chrome exhaust tailpile.

Besides the optical modifications, the 1-Series also gets an M Sport Suspension, sport seats in Royal Blue and white stitching, an M gearshifter and Sport steering wheel, along with floor mats with the Royal Blue piping. The London 2012 exterior badges weren’t forgotten by the manufacturer which will add them to the exterior.

The 3-Series gets the same upgrades as the 1-Series and, according to the manufacturer, customers will save a lot of money compared to the similar equipped series models. Customers of the “gold editions” have to choose from two engines, 1.8 litre petrol and 1.8 litre diesel.

Prices for the performance edition 3 Series cost about 23.195 pounds for the 318i petrol engine, and 19.530 pounds for the 116i three-door version of the 1-Series.