BMW’s M Sport division also offers a black front splitter and rear spoiler, carbonfiber rear diffuser and wing mirror caps, and a few alternative styling upgrades such as 19-in two-tone, as well as a bishop set of 18th Y spoke wheels.
The unique color scheme continues inside, with the red accent and stitching feature showing seatbases, armrests, instrument panels and floor mats as standard. Elsewhere, the interior is mostly like a regular car, with an 8.0in central touchscreen fitted as standard and a pair of upgrades to a 10.25in digital display and a 9.2in head-up display.
Pricing for BMW’s new Hot Hatch has not yet been finalized, but a starting price of around £ 32,000 will put it in the range of around 120i and M135i.
Why has BMW revived the ‘TI’ badge?
So what’s the story behind the new ‘TI’ badging of this warmed-up 1 series? Well, this is another example of turning his past for the future benefit of his brand.
Standing up for Turismo Internazionale (not turbo injection, as the pub your partner might claim), Moniker has relied on a number of BMW models, starting with the 1800ti in 1963. La was launched 15 years before everything came out with the Munich maker La’s first M-brand car (the M1 sports car designed by the legendary Georgeto Giuseppero), the 1800ti Hudrum was built based on the 1800 Saloon but with the triple Featured components were made by Tuner Alpina.
Power was increased by about one-fifth (up to 108bhp of electricity) but significantly none of the daily usability and reliability of the original car was sacrificed.