BMW has released two special edition models exclusively for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The manufacturer hits the market with two new Performance Edition models based on the popular BMW 1 Series and 3 Series.

The 2012 BMW 1-Series Performance Edition comes with an M aerodynamic package, dark chrome 18" M light alloy wheels, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, dark chrome exhaust tailpipe and dark line rear lights. There are also M Sport Suspension, 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.

The Performance Edition is available on the 116i, 116d and 118d three- and five-door models. Prices start at £19 530 OTR for a BMW 116i Performance Edition three-door.

The 2012 BMW 3-Series Performance Edition also comes with 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.

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.

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Source: BMW