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BMW approves tii versions of 1- and 3-Series


BMW chief Norbert Reithofer has confirmed to CAR Online that a range of tii performance options will be launched soon on the company's smaller models. He has finally ruled out a rumoured M1 version of the 1-series and said the tii spec would be the most performance-oriented model, claiming the the twin-turbo 135i was quite fast enough (it does 0-62mph in 5.3sec, after all).

The tii concept shown at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show points accurately to the approach BMW is developing: performance kits for the 1-series coupe and hatchback, an aero package, carbonfibre details, fatter wheels and tyres, sports seats and instruments. There's even talk of a new M-style steering wheel with integrated LED rev counter.

A tii for the masses

BMW is the past master at offering huge choice in spec and trim; subtle nuance of alloy wheel size here, and Sport spec there is the stuff of workplace car park folklore. The tii spec will slot above today's M sport spec in the multi-faceted pecking order.

However, BMW plans for the tii models to be proper performance cars in the longer run. For instance, the next-gen 1-series, dubbed F20 and due in late 2011, will offer a tii version with a downsized twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine and a radically lighter body and chassis, we hear.

The 3-series tii

We'll see the facelifted 3-series this summer - with mild revisions to the lights and bonnet - but there is likely to be a tii model, too. Expect the brakes from the M3, 19in wheels, sports suspension and a new twin-clutch transmission. Again, though, a harder core tii is likely with the next 3-series, codenamed F30 and due in late 2011.

Source: BMW tii models are go | Automotive & Motoring News | Car Magazine Online
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i think the 1 series tii is lets say "Cute" I like it alot....
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It looks eager somehow...I balk at the chin spoiler...
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LOL NOW I FIGURED IT OUT!!!

It looks like an eager hamster! big cute headlights for the eyes. and cute lil hamster shape!..... buy used 135 tii FTW?
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Are those multi-pot brakes I see on a stock BMW? That's...just weird.
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lol weirdly cool!
love that car.... so sexy!
saving to get it like 1 or 2 years old?.... because at 19 i cant afford it new
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Are those multi-pot brakes I see on a stock BMW? That's...just weird.
actually 6 pot yeah...i believe all the 1's are coming with them, and the E90/92's....i could be off but i read something to that affect...

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True. Unfortunately, by the time i am able to possibly afford one, something else will undoubtedly come out and i will desire that more, thus forgetting my momentarty infatuation with this.
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I like it, but soon this will become every boy-racers fantasy, and we'll start seeing 'tii badged BMW e30s and e36s and Civics all over.
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