New Performance Edition from BMW

* Special edition for 2012 Olympics * M bodykit, alloys and sports seats * From 19,530 for 116i; 23,195 for 318i...

New Performance Edition from BMW

BMW has introduced a new Performance Edition trim for its 1 and 3 Series models to celebrate the companys sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Both models get an M bodykit, 18-inch alloys, sports seats, chrome exhaust pipes, an M Sport multi-function leather-trimmed steering wheel and London 2012 badging on the body.

The 1 Series also gets M Sport suspension, giving it an extra sporty edge compared with most others in the range.

Prices start from 19,530 for the 1 Series Performance Edition, which is available with the 116i, 116d and 118d engines, and as a three- or five-door hatchback. The 3 Series saloon is available as either a 318i and 318d, and prices start at 23,195. Both models are available to order now.