Aussies rejoice! Due to popular demand, BMW has announced plans to send up to 100 extra units of the M2 Coupe to your country this year.
Bayerische Motoren Werke initially earmarked 300 units of the first ever M2 for the Land Down Under for 2016, but those were sold right away. If you are among those who missed the opportunity to buy the high-performance coupe, BMW Australia says it will receive a supply increase of up to 33 percent, so as much as an extra 100 cars will be produced this year in Australian specification. That’s great to hear since the current waiting list stretches out to more than six months.
The M2 Coupe kicks off at $89,900 in the “Pure” version with the six-speed manual transmission whereas the one with the seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox will set you back $98,900. The latter also has additional kit, including adaptive headlights, Harman Kardon audio system, electric and heated front seats, and keyless entry.
Those extra M2 units destined for Australia will be allocated from August production and BMW estimates the majority of the vehicles will arrive before the year’s end.
BMW Australia’s M portfolio currently includes the M2, M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe/Convertible, M5 Sedan, M6 Coupe/Convertible/Gran Coupe, X5 M, and the X6 M. The limited-run hardcore M4 GTS will join the lineup this September, but only around 10-15 units will be available at an estimated price of more than $250,000 (that’s up by $100,000+ than a regular M4 Coupe).
Source: BMW Australia
2016 BMW M2 Coupe for Australia
BMW Australia confirms additional allocation of hit M2 sports coupe
- BMW Australia’s M Division standing further reinforced by additional M2 unit allocation.
- Up to 100 extra examples of the BMW M2 have been earmarked for Australia, representing a 33 per cent supply increase.
- Allocation commences from August production, with majority of vehicles anticipated to arrive before year end.
Unprecedented demand for the new BMW M2 has enabled BMW Australia to secure a substantial additional allocation of the award-winning sports coupe.
Reflecting Australia’s standing as a key market for BMW M vehicles, up to 100 extra units of the six-cylinder, 272kW, rear-wheel drive M2 will be added to 2016 production.
“The BMW M2 has enjoyed extremely positive reviews since its media launch at Targa Tasmania,” said Marc Werner, BMW Group Australia Chief Executive Officer.
“It’s also had great success on the showroom floor, with our initial 300 unit allocation for this year already sold out.
“Securing these additional vehicles – a supply increase of up to 33 per cent – is a huge achievement for BMW Australia and reflects strong support from the global BMW family.
“We’re delighted to be able to respond to Australian customer and market demand so quickly with these extra vehicles.” he said.
At this stage, BMW Australia expects that the majority of additional M2s will be available by the end of 2016.
BMW M2 Australian Pricing*
BMW M2 Pure: $89,900
BMW M2: $98,900
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