MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW’s 2008 1-Series tii, the latest in a long line of small, compact, fun-to-drive Bavarian cars, is set to come to the United States. BMW recently announced that a two-door, six-cylinder coupe version will be sold in the United States next year.

The 1-Series tii concept features:

  • Carbon-fiber hood, mirror caps, rear diffuser, and front air intakes.
  • A claimed “significant reduction in overall weight,” according to BMW.
  • Trunk-mounted Gurney flaps aimed at reducing rear lift at high speed.
  • Hood-mounted windsplits aimed at increasing straight-line stability.
  • Racing-type front seats with harness holes, integrated headrests, and side airbags.
  • Alcantara-covered dash, shift knob, steering wheel, and door panels.
  • Tii-unique air intakes on rocker panels.
  • White tachometer, steering wheel spokes, and door handles.
  • Blue-colored six-piston front brake calipers, tow hook mounting point, driver’s seat stitching, driver’s seatbelt.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels.
  • Mesh front grille slats.