BMW introduced a new sports hatchback

BMW introduced a new sports hatchback

October 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

BMW has unveiled an interesting new car – the BMW 128ti – the first front-wheel drive hot hatch designed to take place one step below the all-wheel drive version of the M135i xDrive.

The press service of the company reports. The return of the legendary “ti” designation (Turismo Internazionale), which was used on such iconic BMW models as 1800 TI, 2002 TI, 323ti Compact and 325ti Compact, will attract new fans to the brand.

The novelty has at its disposal a 2-liter turbocharged “four”, which develops a power of 265 hp, and the torque reaches an impressive torque for such a compact car of 400 Nm. It is paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. To accelerate to the first “hundred”, the hatchback is capable of accelerating in 6.1 seconds, and the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h.

In addition to decent speed and dynamic characteristics, the car differs from its brothers with the M Sport sports suspension. The ground clearance has been reduced by 10 mm, and now it is 153 mm. From the M135i xDrive, the novelty inherited stiffer stabilizers, springs and shock absorbers. In addition, the front-wheel drive 128ti is 80 kg lighter than the “charged” M135i.

The M Sport braking system has also been upgraded and the calipers are painted red. For the model, they prepared special 18-inch 553 M wheels with a two-tone color and a characteristic Y-shaped pattern, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires will allow you to grip the road tenaciously.

Externally, the 128ti can be identified by the Shadowline package with black radiator grilles and mirror caps, red side skirts and bumper inserts, a massive diffuser with a pair of chromed side tailpipes, and red “ti” appliqués.

The interior is richly decorated with red stitching and decorative inserts.

In Germany, the 2021 BMW 128ti starts at € 41,574 with sales starting in November.

As previously AutoTimesNews reported, BMW is actively expanding its lineup. The Bavarians recently unveiled the M3 and M4 coupes, as well as the new 4 Series convertible.