Mini has unveiled new limited edition 2012 Olympics models to celebrate the upcoming London 2012 Olympics.

Mini is Team GB and Paralympics GB official partner for the Olympics and used the Great Britain flag as inspiration for the new special edition models.

There will be just 2,012 of these Mini's built and all models come with a selection of Union Jack themed colours including Chilli red, White silver and Lightening blue.

The hatchback comes in four different trim lines: Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper D, Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper SD.

The exterior will feature white mirror caps and a white roof featuring the London 2012 Olympic graphic, a Union Jack single sport stripe which runs over the bonnet, roof and rear tailgate of the car and the side scuttles will also feature the London 2012 graphic.

Along with its new paint job the Mini comes with grey 17-inch conical spoke alloy wheels which have been designed exclusively for the Olympic edition models.

The interior for the new Mini contains etched images of the London skyline which spans the length of the piano-black dashboard, along with the words 'London 1 of 2012', and includes some of London's popular landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Battersea power station and the London eye.

The Union Jack theme continues with its red and blue stitching twined with white piping on both the front and rear Black 'Lounge Leather' upholstery.

The headrests contain Union Jack piping and a London 2012 logo is stitched on the inner edge of both front seats. Coloured stitching also features on the hand brake, gear stick gaiter and floor mats which also have piping.

All London 2012 special edition models come with extra options such as Lounge Leather sports seats, DAB radio, air conditioning, cruise control and chrome interior touches.

Efficient engine technology also comes as standard; helping to make the 99g/km CO2 emitting Cooper D models exempt from London Congestion Charging. This makes Mini one of the top five low CO2 car manufacturers.

BMW, which is owner of Mini, has also released a 2012 Olympics version of itsBMW 1-Series Sports hatchback and 3-Series saloon containing many 2012 graphics and similar environmentally friendly CO2 emissions.

These new models will be available in the UK from March 2012. Prices start at £17,800 for the Mini Cooper hatch and rise to the range-topping £20,860 Mini Cooper SD hatch.