BMW has just celebrated building the 2 millionth example of the BMW 1-Series hatch prior to customer deliveries of the recently facelifted 1-Series kicking off.

Interestingly, the 2 millionth BMW 1-Series was produced just a few short days after production of the facelifted 1-Series commenced. With that in mind, the hallmark 1-Series in question is an 120i five-door variant, is painted in Estoril Blue metallic, optioned with the M Sport package and was ordered by a customer in Japan.

Generally speaking, the 2016 model year 1-Series features a freshened up look over the previous car. The looks of the 2015 car certainly split opinion with the car’s unusually large headlamps and rounded lines. The 2016MY car does not differ hugely, but the implemented changes certainly make a difference. There are more slender and cleaner headlamps, now featuring LED lights. The lights at the rear of the car are also heavily reworked and they are now a better fit with the rest of the BMW family.

There is one engine that stands out to us, the 326 horsepower M135i that will sprint to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds when paired with the revised 8-speed automatic transmission. The car has gained a few more horsepower and promises to be even better than the current car.

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