Buyers of the new BMW M6 could have to wait up to a year and a half to get their hands on the car, if they don't already have one on order.
The first examples of the £80,000 coupe were delivered to customers late last month, but every one of the 400 cars due to arrive in the UK next year is spoken for. BMW says that customers ordering an M6 today would not get their car until the first half of 2007.
The situation is even worse for prospective owners of the M5 super-saloon, with waiting lists of up to two years.
Meanwhile, BMW has confirmed that it has developed prototype versions of the M6 convertible and M5 Touring estate models, but has no plans to put them into production. An insider told What Car? that even if these cars got the green light for production, they wouldn't go on sale for at least a year.
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