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      07-12-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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The new BMW London 2012 Performance Editions

To celebrate BMW’s sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and inspired by the BMW London 2012 Performance Team, BMW has introduced two new Performance Edition models based on the popular BMW 1 Series and 3 Series.

Building on the sporting looks of the popular 1 Series Sports Hatch, the 1 Series Performance Edition comes with M aerodynamic bodystyling, dark chrome 18-inch M light alloy wheels, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, dark chrome exhaust tailpipe and dark line rear lights. Enhancing its sporty driving style is the addition of M Sport Suspension, while sport seats with Royal Blue stitching, M Sport multi-function leather steering wheel and gearshift leaver, floor mats with Royal Blue piping and London 2012 exterior badges complete the sporty look.

Available on the 116i, 116d and 118d three- and five-door models, the BMW 1 Series Performance Edition costs just £1,500 more than the equivalent ES model, representing a saving for customers of £1,725. Prices start at £19,530 OTR for a BMW 116i Performance Edition three-door.

The BMW 3 Series Saloon is also getting a Performance Edition revision. Available on the 318i and 318d, the BMW 3 Series Performance Edition will gain an M aerodynamic body kit, M sport multi-function leather steering wheel, sport seats, floor mats with blue piping, 18-inch light alloy wheel, chrome exhaust finisher and London 2012 exterior badges, making the BMW 3 Series a winner in the style race.

The BMW 3 Series Performance Edition costs just £500 more than the equivalent 3 Series ES Saloon, saving customers a substantial £2,030. Prices start at £23,195 OTR for the BMW 318i Performance Edition Saloon.

The BMW Performance Editions are available in a choice of four colours; Alpine White, Titanium Silver, Bluewater and Black Sapphire, and are on sale now.

Chosen by London 2012 as the Official Automotive Partner, BMW’s sustainability credentials will help London 2012 deliver a sustainable Games. As part of the partnership, BMW will supply a range of Efficient Dynamic diesel cars, hybrids and electric vehicles, achieving average CO2 emissions below the LOCOG target of 120g/km, as well as bicycles and motorcycles. The BMW London 2012 Performance Team will also benefit by being provided with vehicles to support them in their preparation for the Games.

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      07-12-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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Because nothing says "Performance" like a 116i or 318i.

(BTW, the part for the 3 series should say "318i and 318d", not "118i and 118d" )
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      07-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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So they're putting "London 2012" badges on a 2011 3er?

This makes total sense...
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      07-12-2011, 10:20 AM   #4
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im getting real tired of reading about stupid shit like this. i wanna learn about the new m3 and m5/m6 and 2 series. not some bullshit special edition diesels.
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      07-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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So Canada gets a 335xi performance edition. The US gets a performance edition too. And we get... a 318d with a silly badge on the side.
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      07-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #6
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Does anybody have any info on how they will package options and any new features for the 2012 M3?
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      07-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
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wow they took them pics so close to where i work
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So Canada gets a 335xi performance edition. The US gets a performance edition too. And we get... a 318d with a silly badge on the side.
This is Europe!
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      07-12-2011, 11:10 AM   #9
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So Canada gets a 335xi performance edition. The US gets a performance edition too. And we get... a 318d with a silly badge on the side.
Decadence of the British Empire...
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      07-12-2011, 11:59 AM   #10
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This is getting so retarded
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Same price as M sport plus packs, with less options and stupid badge. Nice one.
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Worst special edition ever.
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      07-12-2011, 01:04 PM   #13
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Small diesel engines are not my idea of performance car motors.
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      07-12-2011, 04:31 PM   #14
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They need to do a lot better than a body kit and some badges for £500 for a model due to be replaced in a few months. Maybe some free carpet mats.
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I've got one of these on the drive.
Very thirsty car - more than my 325i (3.0l) when spirited driving, but ALOT less power.
Sounds very good though, looks even better.
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      07-13-2011, 02:17 AM   #17
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I recently picked up a 116d performance edition in alpine white. Its superb, and great value, and looks stunning with the wheels. And i get compliments off everyone who see's it, so they cant be that bad!
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You can tell by comments who is american and pays little to no money for fuel and who lives in Europe where A/C and cupholders still are an option to be paid extra for.
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You can tell by comments who is american and pays little to no money for fuel and who lives in Europe where A/C and cupholders still are an option to be paid extra for.
Exactly!
They complain over the 6 GC pricing (about 110.000 USD)
With that kind of cash, you'll be getting a E91 320XD with some extras here.
(Norway)

I consider leasing the 116D as my gf car, not sure if it will take two small kids though..?
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You can tell by comments who is american and pays little to no money for fuel and who lives in Europe where A/C and cupholders still are an option to be paid extra for.
To be fair, while Americans and Canadians pay less for fuel, we do drive (on average) longer distances for work and pleasure.

Lots of my friends put 40,000 km+/per year on their cars.
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Is it me, or the front lower grill looks really ugly?
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