BMW Australia secures 550 more M2 Coupes for 2017
BMW Australia has managed to secure another 550 M2 Coupes after selling out its original already enlarged allocation.
BMW AUSTRALIA has announced it will receive another 550 M2 Coupes this year after selling out its original allocation of 400 vehicles. “Demand for the BMW M2 has been strong from the outset,” said BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Werner. And BMW Australia is hoping for even more cars, Practical Motoring has been told.
“From an initial 300-unit Australia allocation, we were successful in securing 400 2016-build M2s, which were quickly snapped up. This presented us with a strong base to ask for further supply increases to match the sustained demand.
“As a result, we can now announce that Australia has again increased its allocation. This has ensured wait times are minimised, and dealers have immediately-available stock. If you want an M2, come and get one,” he said.
Australia is the world’s best-performing market for BMW M products, indeed BMW Australia’s ‘M Share’ (percentage of M sales against total BMW sales range) has increased to 6.1%, which is the highest global percentage for a developed market. The global average is 2.0%.
The M2 runs a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder engine, making 272kW of power and 465Nm of torque. It’ll get from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.3 seconds, when fitted with the standard seven-speed M DCT dual-clutch transmission. The no-cost option six-speed manual gearbox achieves the benchmark in 4.5 seconds.