2010 Lotus Elise and Exige Upgraded with Cleaner Engines

How often does it happen to think at fuel consumption when talking about Lotus cars? Pretty often it seems, since the sports car manufacturer felt the need to align with the continuously-changing market trends and roll out upgraded engines. In short terms, the 2010 model year Elise and Exige vehicles come with improved engines generating up to 9 percent less CO2 emissions and enhanced fuel economy.

To be more specific, Lotus Elise S now provides a fuel consumption rating of 37.2 mpg (7.6 l/100 km) with 0-100 acceleration in 6.1 seconds. The higher-performance Elise SC reaches 33.2 mpg (8.5 l/100km) in combined cycle and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, according to the latest figures provided by the car manufacturer itself.

Elise S achieves 26.6 mpg (10.6 l/100km) and 48.7 mpg (5.8 l/100km) in city and highway modes respectively, while Elise SC goes as much as 23.9 mpg (11.8 l/100km) and 44.1 mpg (6.4 l/100km). "These figures are achieved by focussing on light weight technology and small, efficient engines to achieve sensational performance and class leading fuel economy," Lotus said.

"The Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight is even more relevant in today’s emission focused ecological world. This design philosophy has enabled Lotus to offer fantastic levels of performance, with Lotus cars being some of the greenest performance cars on the market," Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus, said.

"We are at the cutting edge of green transport technology and we will continue to push the boundaries with our green research and environmental strategy. We are keen to ensure that Lotus as a company and its products offer an ethical, green option that appeals to our customers".
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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