2012 Fisker Karma
Combining striking, elegant design with high performance, ultra-low fuel consumption and zero emissions on demand, the four-door, four-seat Fisker Karma embodies the brand’s commitment to creating Uncompromised Responsible Luxury™ vehicles that deliver Pure Driving Passion. The Fisker Karma arrives in showrooms this summer, setting a new benchmark for time-to-market after being unveiled as a concept in 2008 and creating the Premium Luxury EV segment.
With its proprietary EVer™ powertrain the Fisker Karma can accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds, yet achieve the equivalent of more than 100 miles per gallon and 83 g/km CO2 emissions in real-world driving on an annual basis.
The Fisker Karma can run purely on electric power supplied by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 50 miles (80 km); after that, a 175 kW generator driven by an efficient, 2.0 liter, direct-injection, turbocharged gasoline engine extends the range an additional 250 miles (403 km). The Fisker Karma’s total range between recharge/refuel can reach 300 miles.
With a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $95,900 before federal tax incentives of $7,500, and a €85,500 suggested retail price in Europe.
2012 Fisker Karma Technical Specifications
- Motors: Two rear-mounted electric traction motors, mid-mounted lithium ion battery pack and front/mid-mounted range-extending gasoline engine/generator set
- Battery: 20 kWh, 180 kW lithium ion w/Nanophosphate™ technology (A123 Systems)
- Range-extending gasoline Engine/Generator set: 2.0-liter, 260hp, low-emission, four-cylinder direct fuel-injection w/ turbocharger (GM Ecotec®) and 175 kW generator
- Traction motors: 403 hp (300 kW) total [2 x 201.5 hp (150 kW)]
- Torque: 981 lb.-ft (1300 Nm)
- Transmission: Single-ratio gearbox/Limited Slip Differential combination
- Overall Length: 196.7 in. (4996mm)
- Overall Width: 78.1 in. (1984mm)
- Overall Height: 52.4 in. (1330mm)
- Overhang [f/r]: 35.9 in. (913mm) / 36.3 in. (923mm)
- Wheelbase: 124.4 in (3160mm)
- Track [f/r]: 66.6 in. (1692mm) / 67.0 in (1701mm)
- Cargo Capacity: 6.9 cu. ft. (195 l)
- Curb Weight: 5600 lbs. (2539 kg)
- Fuel Capacity: 9.5 US Gal. (36 l)
- Turning Radius: 40.4 ft. (12.3m)
- Stealth Mode
- Lithium-ion battery power only
- 0-60mph (97 km/h): 7.9 sec
- Top Speed: 5mph (153 km/h)
- Sport Mode
- Lithium-ion power with Engine/Generator
- 0-60mph (97km/h): 5.9 sec
- Top Speed: 125mph (201 km/h) electronically limited
- Total Range: 300 miles (483 km)
- Electric only: 50 miles (80km)
- Extended range: 250 miles (403 km)