Speaking with CarAdvice today, BMW Australia's Piers Scott confirmed that up to 200 cars have been asked for and BMW Australia is pushing hard to get them.
"BMW in Munich has been under constant pressure since we announced the car for the Australian market, and we're confident that we'll be able to offer more cars to our dealers, but we just need the green light from head office," said Mr Scott.
With the way dealers are queueing up, there's little reason to think that we won't get the extra cars, which would be double the original allocation.
It's no wonder it's been in demand. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe is packing a twin-turbocharged inline 3.0-litre six cylinder with a proper M locking differential and six-speed manual - a true driver's car.
It'll dash from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, but with its trick M suspension, it's the way it will handle that really sets it apart from its competition. No reliance on all-wheel-drive here; the 1 Series M Coupe powers its rear wheels meaning ultimate involvement. And priced at $99,900, the line in dealerships starts at the door.
CarAdvice will be at the sports car's launch on August 31, so be sure to tune in for our full drive review.