Fisker Karma (2010)[Reviews]

Fisker Automotive, Inc., the U.S. automaker new high quality organic, presented its first production car - the Fisker Karma in 2010 - at the Hall 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. With a starting price of $ 87,900 ($ 80,400 after tax credits of U.S. government), 1000 orders of 100 miles per gallon plug-in hybrid luxury have been received since the prototype debuted at the Detroit Show 2008. Fisker Karma is expected to begin deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2009 the sales network of Fisker Automotive.

The four doors, four seats Fisker Karma combines the traditional, timeless design, automotive design veteran and CEO of Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, Quantum Technologies, a clean Q-Drive ® plug-in hybrid drive to become the first luxury the world of plug-in hybrid cars.

Q-DRIVE ®: Powerful Technology

Only in Fisker Automotive, Q-DRIVE ® provides the best combination of power, efficiency and low emissions. The system consists of two 201hp electric motors powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries. A generator is connected to a 260hp turbocharged 2.0-liter ECOTEC ® direct injection (D1) gasoline engine provides long-range capabilities.
"Over 60 percent of America's 200 million motorists drive less than 50 miles a day. The Q-Drive ®, Fisker Karma done without using a drop of gasoline. This powertrain will offer exclusive a basis for all future model derived from Fisker Automotive. "said Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies.

Q-Drive ® has two modes: stealth mode and sports mode. Electric only in stealth mode, drivers can travel up to 50 miles with zero emissions when fully charged from any 110 -, 220 - or 240-volts. Total range is estimated up to 300 miles in Sport mode, which is used efficiently ® ECOTEC gasoline engine turns a generator that powers two electric motors is a limited slip differential. Fisker Karma can fully achieve an annual average of over 100 miles per gallon.

When the maximum speed is 125 mph and 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds, the Fisker Karma is the first real prize in the world, plug-in hybrid sports sedan. Karma is a low center of gravity and performance-oriented, in particular the suspension to provide a world-class driving experience. High, wide tires provide great lateral support, while the smooth disc brakes provide stopping power electrohydaulic.

Luxury and style

Fisker Karma exterior design is characterized by a continual flow of sculpture and dramatic proportion of the signature Fisker style. Base low, wide and raised front fenders offer the driver a unique view of the design of the car. Minor changes to the original prototype Fisker Karma has a greater air flow spoiler and a lower magnification taken to improve the flow of air. The new aerodynamic diffuser under the rear bumper to help cool the electronic transmission. Instantly recognizable, the Fisker Karma will also benefit from having constantly formed the world's largest solar glass car sunroof - the first sector, and a standard feature in all the Fisker Karma sedan.

"The first concept of the final production of the Fisker is important to maintain the shape of the unity of language and maintain the integrity of the original design, inside and out. Extreme proportions, beautiful sculptures and earth-friendly materials are the key factors that distinguish Fisker Karma, "said Fisker Automotive CEO Henrik Fisker Inc.. "A disc is also an important factor in inspiring and decisive. We hope that the Fisker Karma will create a new segment of eco-friendly transportation and the desired plug-in hybrid sports sedan available."

A desirable car of any kind requires a welcoming interior. Fisker interior design team focused on sustainable design held responsible for the environment. Inspiration timeless beauty of the nature and quality of conventional design, composition, a huge source of inspiration. Fisker Karma to design sustainable and responsible is reflected in the use of recyclable materials enhanced with modern technology. For example, wood trim trees from non-living "dead trees" that have succumbed to age, "Sauvé Trees" burned in forest fires, and "hollow trees' lying in the bottom American lakes.

Fisker Karma Instrumentation and controls focus on ease of use. Located in the center console layers Ecoglass ™ is a 10.2-inch touch sensitive screen control HVAC, audio vehicles and others. LCD indicator behind the wheel to provide essential information as the display of battery charge and vehicle speed.
"Fisker Karma philosophy background sensuality balances and accountability," says Fisker. "We tried very hard to use only eco-conscious, classic cars materials that support the commitment of our initiatives for eco. With Fisker Automotive, we try to inspire change for the better. "

Fisker Karma Buyers choose from three trim levels: EcoBase ™, ™ ™ Ecosport EcoChic. The longest series of durable, EcoChic ™, based on animal-free approach that offers a luxurious environment. The skin is replaced by the 100% bamboo viscose, hand-woven soft when cutting frames EcoGlass ™ authenticates the fossil leaves. Karma Ecosport ™ kit contains a hand-wrapped premium leather with 100% sustainable production strategy, which minimizes the need for skin and emphasizes the natural signs.

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