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Old 01-09-2014, 04:46 PM
LanterneRouge LanterneRouge is offline
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Default M Coupes - Licensed / SORN

This may already be on the forum somewhere, so apologies if I've missed it.

I was having a bit of 'downtime' at work and discovered that the DVLA publishes stats on all cars on the road / SORN by a range of variables e.g. make & model, body type, engine size, year of manufacture, year of registration etc etc. Obviously I was keen to see what the M Coupe numbers were like 15+ years after being introduced.

The summary info is here:

and the detailed info here:

and now for the bit you've all been waiting for .... the numbers of licensed / SORN Coupes are:

S50 - 308 / 98

S54 - 79 / 23
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:34 PM
LanterneRouge LanterneRouge is offline
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Just to point out, those figures are as at April 2014 and updated annually.

From the summary info (updated quarterly), it seems there are now 388 / 108 M Coupes but no way to distinguish between S50s and S54s.

That does mean there are 13 less SORN since last April but only 1 that's made it back on the road...
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:21 PM
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Unless it's an error, it says htere was 1 new registration as late as 2006? Wonder if there really is an 06 plate about!
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:41 PM
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New reg could be an import car
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:57 PM
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Interesting that only 3/4 are actually licensed... of which a large proportion probably don't see much road other than high days and holidays.... no wonder the spotted thread is a little thin on the ground!
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:11 AM
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Default Less than half of UK RHD M Coupes left

Figures from how many left as of Q1 2017
Taxed 310 Sorn 169 total 479

RHD European cars built
S50 821
S54 165
Total 986

Percentage survived 48.6 %
Percentage left that were taxed in Q1 65%
Percentage of total built still taxed in Q1 2017 31%

The figures may also include LHD cars imported into the U.K. There are currently at least 2 LHD advertised for sale that are registered in the U.K.

There is also one shown as a diesel with engine size of 2900 - 2999
And 2 petrol shown with engine size of 3000 to 3099????
Brining the total down to a maximum of 474 left.

If DVLA can register a diesel as a M coupe I wonder how many M3 Coupe's were registered as M Coupe's
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Old 06-08-2017, 07:32 AM
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Should the percentage left be based on the peak number registered in the UK at 570? If so the survival rat is pretty high!
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:09 AM
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Unless there were 416 written off/ exported before 2002 the figures that are regularly quoted of 821 S50's & 165 S54's cannot be correct. Making these cars a lot rarer than we think.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:13 AM
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The figures of 821 and 165 and World Wide RHD but the numbers for UK registered New RHD M Coupes is actually 553 and 123 = 676 Total
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