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2010 Paris Auto Show: Production Fisker Karma

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Fisker has introduced the production version of the Karma at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.

Fortunately, the production incarnation has kept the features of the concept and added some exciting new ones. The vehicle measures 4.99 meters (196.7 inches) in length, 1.98 meters (78.1 inches) in width and is only 1.33 meters (52.4 inches) high. The car rides on the concept’s 22 inch aluminum-alloy Circuit Blade wheels. Another retained feature is the the world’s largest spherically curved, monolithic solar roof panel.

However, as we said, the vehicle also adds certain features. The most visible exterior change is the addition of B-pillars – this was necessary to meet crash test standards.

The interior comes with a industry-first 25 cm (10.2 inches) haptic feedback screen that includes the controls for the automatic dual-zone climate control system, audio/infotainment, phone, navigation and vehicle systems.

The vehicle uses Fisker’s exclusive Q-Drive plug-in hybrid electric powertrain technology, which includes a set of electric motors and a 204 hp 2.0l turbocharged Ecotec engine. The powertrain offers a 300 kW (408 hp) of power and a torque of over 1,300 Nm (981 lb-ft). The electric-only range sits at 50 miles (80 km), while the full range is 300 miles (480 km). The car can reach a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h).

The Karma will be built at Valmet Automotive’s plant in Finland.

This vehicle represents our goal of bringing an eco-friendly vehicle founded on the principals of ‘Pure Driving Passion’ to consumers around the world,” said company CEO Henrik Fisker.

You can check the press release below (PDF file) for the full details.

 Download attachment: Fisker Karma (PDF)

 
 
 
 
 

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