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BMW Olympic fleet on sale to 'games makers'

BMW is offering its London Olympic fleet of 3,200 models for sale to the volunteers that helped during the sporting event.

BMW has dismissed fears about any negative impact defleeting so many cars would have on residual values.

The manufacturer’s staff were to be the chief beneficiary of the used cars that only have a few hundred miles on the clock, but BMW has now announced that so-called ‘Games Makers’ are to benefit from the used car offer.

A BMW spokesman said: “I can confirm that games makers have been offered the chance to purchase cars from the Olympic fleet.”

All games makers have been contacted, using information from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).

The cars are currently in Thorne at the BMW distribution centre where they are being stripped of their livery and refurbished where needed.

The majority of the 3,200 vehicles, which include electric vehicles and bikes, are new to market, including the 320d Efficient Dynamics models which make up the bulk of the volume at 1,550 cars.

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