1,000,000th BMW 1 Series Produced
The anniversary model was delivered to its owner on the 12th of April 2010, at the Leipzig Motor Show. The car is a three-door BMW 118d built at the Leipzig plant for a Leipzig customer. Available as a three-door hatch, five-door hatch, coupe and convertible, the BMW 1 Series is the only car in the premium compact segment that has rear-wheel drive. The car comes with a choice of six petrol and four diesel engines. The power range extends from 115 horsepower in the entry-level 116d all the way to 306 horsepower in the 135i Coupe and Convertible.
BMW’s ultra-modern Leipzig Plant stands for maximum efficiency, flexibility, and quality. This facility plays an important role in the current and future plans of Germany’s leading premium car maker. Currently both the BMW 1 Series and the BMW X1 are built in Leipzig. At the same time, however, BMW Plant Leipzig is being prepared for production of an all-electric production model currently being developed by the BMW Group.
BMW Plant Leipzig was built after an investment of more than EUR 1 billion and it employs some 5,000 employees, making BMW the biggest employer in the region. Currently the plant builds up to 700 cars a day and more, depending on demand in the market. Ever since the plant started production in 2005, more than 662,000 cars have come off the line here. In Germany alone, sales of the BMW 1 Series amount to 336.017 units since the introduction of this model.