A BMW 128ti F40 camouflaged only in the area of the model lettering is the star in the latest Nurburgring video by Automotive Mike. The Golf GTI rival from Munich is on the road in an optically inconspicuous configuration, because BMW offers customers a lot of freedom when it comes to customization: While the 128ti was seen with eye-catching red accents in the first and so far only photos, these can depending on Exterior color can also be ordered in muted black. The appearance is made even more subtle by selecting the option “Elimination of specific exterior design features”, because the 128ti hardly differs optically from a weaker 1 Series F40 with M Sport package.
A few months ago we were able to experience first-hand that the new BMW 128ti can be moved extremely quickly over the Nurburgring Nordschleife, regardless of the design configuration (to the driving report). In the current video, the youngest compact sports car from Munich can now be observed during its final set-up drives and even if the 128ti is undisputedly positioned below the M135i xDrive, it promises all fans of above-average motorized front-wheel drive vehicles a good portion of driving fun.
With its 265 hp four-cylinder and the comprehensively modified set-up, the BMW 128ti has secured a title that still sounds a bit strange to many long-time fans of the brand: it is undoubtedly the sportiest front-wheel drive from BMW to date. He sprinted from 0 to 100 on non-slip asphalt in 6.1 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. A mechanical limited-slip differential helps to efficiently transfer the 400 Nm of torque from the turbo four-cylinder to the road.
But it is also clear: Anyone who valued the first two 1 Series generations primarily because of their drive concept will not see a dream car in a very sporty interpretation of the 1 Series F40. If you don’t want to be slowed down by such considerations, you can now design the new BMW 128ti in the online configurator at bmw.de according to your own wishes and discover for yourself how broad the spectrum of possible configurations is.