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BMW TI CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

Towards the end of 2012 BMW introduced a hot hatchback in to the mix of their model line up, this sported the TI badge which had last been used on the 3 series compact. So it was a case of tracking down a mint 318TI, fortunately a clients family had the perfect one owner example to hand...
24/02/2021
Always like doing twin shoots, especially when there is a gap between models as you can see the evolution and stance of the performance car over the years, lowered, big wheels that fit the arches and usually double the performance. The new 218TI kindly supplied by David King from Berry BMW is a front wheel drive 261bhp hot hatch, this sits below the top of the range 135 X drive car, but from the reviews I have read the balance and focus of the 128 is more befitting a fun hatchback.

David had just had a few visual modifications done to the car, Motech performance and Maxton design had suppled some exterior styling, lip spoiler, rear spoiler, carbon mirror caps and side skirts to finish the look of the car off. The real bonus was having the colour mix, the flamenco red of the 318TI worked well with the white 218TI and its red accents subtly placed around the cars exterior.

The full feature and photos will appear in an issue of BMW Car magazine very soon. Big thanks to Gareth Stears for bringing the 318 along as it has been in the family since new.

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