Back in the 60s, BMW unveiled the TI (Turismo Internazionale) badge. It was first used on the 1800 TI and later on the 2000 TI and 2002 TI.
Back in the 90s, the German car manufacturer also updated the lettering (“ti”) and put in on the 3 Series. Now it is time to bring the Turismo Internazionale badge back.
But this time it was unveiled in the 1 Series. The new variant of the car is named BMW 128ti and uses a 2.0 liter engine rated at 265 horsepower and 400 Nm peak of torque. The unit will be matted to an eight speed automatic transmission and the resources will be sent to the ground via the front wheels.
The new BMW 128ti can run from not to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. In addition, the car has some exterior upgrades derived from the current M135i xDrive.
The new BMW 128ti will sit lower to the ground by 10 mm thanks to the sport suspension and it will have a Torsen limited slip differential for better traction.