2021 BMW 128ti: FWD hot hatch revives classic name

The 2021 BMW 128ti resurrects a classic name, and adds a second hot hatch to the 1-Series line below the heavier AWD M135i.

The 128ti has 2L turbo I4 with 195kW (261hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft), an 8-speed auto, FWD, 0-100km/h in 6.1s, and a top speed of 250km/h (155mph).

The more expensive and 80kg (176lb) heavier M135i xDrive has 2.0L turbo I4 also, but with 228kW (306hp) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft). Its 0-100km/h time is 4.8s.

Standard features on the 128ti include M Sport bumpers, ti badging, dark grille, 10mm (0.4″) lower M Sport suspension, 18″ wheels, and a Torsen limited slip front differential.