Thanks to the huge demand, the Australian drivers can do battle on a new lot of 100 extra units of the BMW M2, with the German automaker planning to send the batch this year.
The world’s largest luxury automaker initially decided the Australian market will have to do with 300 units of the M2 this year, but the examples were snatched in a heartbeat. Now there are more fans that somehow missed the opportunity to park one in front of their house – and BMW Australia is gifting them with a 33% increase in supply. This means up to 100 more units will be manufactured to Australian specifications this year. While the M2 Coupe starts from $89,900 in the “Pure” version, the current waiting list still has clients waiting as much as six months for the dream ride. The six-speed transmission can be discarded in favor of the seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox – though that option starts at $98,900. For the money, additions to the standard list have also been made – we have items such as adaptive headlights, Harman Kardon audio system, electric and heated front seats, and keyless entry.
According to the automaker, the extra M2 units built to Australian specification will be coming from the August production allotment and thus should arrive Down Under before the start of 2017. BMW Australia’s M now includes the M2, M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe/Convertible, M5 Sedan, M6 Coupe/Convertible/Gran Coupe, X5 M, and the X6 M. The special series hot M4 GTS will also reach Australia – though the limit here is of about ten to 15 units.