BMW Plant Leipzig starts today the series production of the BMW 2 Series Coupe. The new model replaces the BMW 1 Series Coupe, which was built in Leipzig from September 2007 until beginning of October 2013. 150,000 models were built and sold globally.

After the current BMW 1 Series Coupe and 1 Series Convertible production ended in early October, the Leipzig plant was adapted for the production of 2 Series Coupe and other future models. In addition, employees were trained for the new model. The BMW Leipzig plant currently produces the BMW X1 and the BMW 1 Series five-door. Moreover since mid-September this year, there is a separate production line of the BMW i3.

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Up to 740 cars will be built per day in Leipzig.

The plant currently employs 3,500 people. Soon the number will increase to more than 3,700 employees.

SEE: BMW 2 Series Coupe Online Vizualiser

BMW 2 Series Coupe will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in January 2014. The 2014 BMW 2 Series Coupe will be offered in the U.S. at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $33,025 for the 228i and $44,025 for the M235i, including $925 destination and handling. In Germany, the BMW 220i costs 25,168 Euro, M235i at 36,764 Euro and 220d – 27,310 Euro.