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Every facet of the competition is in overdrive with a scant 100 days remaining until the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London — including the torch.
How can a torch go through rigorous training, you may ask? It isn’t extra time in the gym, but some might consider the testing being conducted on par with training if such a thing were possible for an inanimate object. BMW lent its weather testing facility to ensure the fiery symbol could endure any weather conditions its carriers happen to be in.
BMW unveiled its specially decorated 3- and 5-series cars bound for the 2012 London Summer Olympics today.
More than 40 examples of the specially dressed fleet cars have already been delivered to the Olympic Park where they will serve to ferry people during the competition. The fleet will eventually consist of a wide variety of BMW vehicles including diesels, hybrids motorcycles, electric cars and even bicycles. Those already delivered include the 520d EfficientDynamics and the 320d EfficientDynamics sedans.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) outlined emissions parameters for the Game’s event, which was a challenge BMW met with its variety of vehicles.