04-03-2012, 11:24 PM
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Fisker Atlantic Revealed as Green 3 Series Rival
With plenty of recent bad press, upstart environmental automaker Fisker focused on the positives and began a new chapter in the company’s history with the launch of a new concept car on the eve of the New York Auto Show. |
Called the Atlantic, it’s a significantly smaller vehicle than the Karma, and targeted as a green alternative to cars like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A5. In fact, Henrik Fisker says the Atlantic will be priced similar to those two cars (at the high end) and deliver performance on par as well. It will do this with a “next-generation” gasoline range extended electric powerplant says company co-founder and chief designer Henrik Fisker. That engine will be a BMW-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with an additional electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack.
Giving a walk-around of the car, Fisker commented on how spacious the interior is (equal to its rivals), as well as how large the trunk is. “It’s got quite a large trunk as the next generation powertrain is a lot smaller,” said Fisker.
A stunning new vehicle with rear door handles that are hidden to give a coupe-like profile, Fisker says the car is 90 percent developed and that while a concept the Atlantic is, “a promise of what we will deliver.”
Fisker Atlantic Images