Well, Joe Achilles already got to drive one and he has some insight into how it handles itself. His tester came with a passive suspension setup and while you might be tempted to brush off the possibility of having a 128ti without active dampers aside, according to Joe, it did its job brilliantly and you could really save some money by going down this route. The front axle grip was also impressive, the limited-slip differential playing a huge role in this regard.
As for the gripes, the 8-speed Aising gearbox wasn’t exactly perfect but not terrible either. Then there was the harshness of the seats, that can’t compare to the ones on the M135i according to Joe. But overall, the 128ti was a very enjoyable ride and, in certain aspects, even better than its more powerful brother. How come? We’ll let Joe explain those things to you, in the video below.