After an absence of more than 20 years, BMW’s legendary ‘ti’ badge returns with the 128ti!

We are just one month away from the launch of the BMW 128ti. This is an exciting time for BMW and BMW fans alike as not only does it mean the launch of an exciting new 1 Series model, it also marks the long awaited return of the 'Turismo Internazionale' - the iconic 'ti' badge that was last seen on the '3 Series Compact ti' 20 years ago.

This exclusively front-wheel-drive model promises to fulfil the sporting promise of its iconic badge with such features as the Torsen limited-slip differential, specially tuned M Sport suspension, optimised eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission and a 2.0-litre, 265hp engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

It boasts an advanced drivetrain that includes the anti-roll bars and brakes of the flagship BMW M135i xDrive, as well as featuring a sporty exterior and driver-focused interior with exclusive details to distinguish it from other BMW 1 Series variants. It is also circa 80kg lighter than the BMW M135i xDrive. The BMW 128ti can sprint from 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 155mph.

The new BMW 128ti is based on the standard M Sport model specification available for the BMW 1 Series, which includes distinctive front and rear aprons.

The BMW 128ti adds specific additional trim, such as the outer air intakes carried over from the front apron of the flagship BMW M135i xDrive and the trim for the Air Curtains, in red. The side sills containing the ‘ti’ badge are also red on cars finished in Storm Bay metallic, Mineral Grey metallic, Sapphire Black metallic or Alpine White paintwork. If the BMW 128ti is ordered in Melbourne Red metallic or Misano Blue metallic, the accents and “ti” badge on the sill (which can all be deleted, if desired) come in black and the sill reverts to body colour.

The new BMW 128ti is due for launch in November 2020 and will be priced from just £32,995 OTR. The 128ti will of course be available to order here at Williams BMW from any of our BMW retail centres.

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