With its specially tuned M Sport suspension and Torsen limited-slip differential, the new BMW 128ti exclusive front-wheel-drive compact sports model has an unwavering focus on providing highly engaging driving pleasure. It boasts unfiltered drive with unmistakable character.
The carmaker will launch the BMW 128ti to the world markets in November 2020. Prices in Germany start from EUR 41,574.79 (including 16% VAT).
BMW 128ti features a stiffer, higher preload anti-roll bar and anti-roll bar than the BMW M135i xDrive.
Matching modification of the springs and shock absorbers ensure excellent driving dynamics.
Besides, the 128ti’s front-wheel drive is about 80 kilograms lighter than the flagship.
The 2.0-liter engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology is a direct derivative of the BMW M135i xDrive – the most powerful four-cylinder in the BMW Group – and has an output of 195 kW (265 hp). The eight-speed Steptronic sports transmission is standard.
As in the BMW M135i xDrive, the standard M Sport brake system with brake calipers is painted red, offering good braking performance.
Two-tone 18-inch dual-tone Y spokes made of 553 M lightweight aluminum are only for the BMW 128ti, while sports tyres are a free option.
Exclusive features inside and outside the BMW 128ti give this vehicle an unmistakable look.
Based on the M Sport, special covers and panels, side skirts, and the “ti” symbol in front of the rear wheels in a sporty red.
When a BMW 128ti order from Melbourne in red or metallic blue, the accent and “ti” badge (they can remove if they desire) is black.
Standard equipment in Germany includes an extended Shadowline cladding with black BMW kidney grille and black rearview mirror cover, while the optional BMW Individual Shadowline headlights create a darker look, which without various chrome trim elements with support.
The interior also features lots of red accents, including the large Race Red surface on the standard sports seatbacks, the “Ti” badge on the center armrest, and contrast stitching on the armrests, door panels, and other instrument panels.
Steering wheel rims and airbag cover on the M Sport steering wheel sewn in red.
BMW 128ti brings back an old BMW tradition.
Since the 1960s, the badge “TI” means “Turismo Internazionale” and has been used to identify sporty models, from the legendary BMW 1800 TI and BMW 2002 TI to the BMW 323ti Compact and BMW 325ti Compact of the late 1990s.