/Fisker Atlantic Facing Production Delay

Fisker Atlantic Facing Production Delay

Fisker Atlantic 21 at Fisker Atlantic Facing Production Delay

Some leaked documents reveal Fisker is having difficulty keeping its plans on track for the new Atlantic. The mid-size sedan, which is the first outcome of project Nina, was supposed to enter production later this year, but the leaked info suggest it is delayed until mid 2014. That makes the Atlantic a model year 2015. The delay is partly caused by Fisker’s plans for re-tooling its Delaware plant.

As is the case with cars like this, and as we know from watching Fisker Karma’s transition from a concept into a production car, you can’t be 100 percent sure of the specs ad the pricing either.

Based on what we know so far, Fisker Atlantic is supposed to get a similar powertrain to the Karma with  electric motors as the source of power and an a petrol engine acting as the range-extender. The petrol engine is a four-cylinder turbocharged unit, supplied by BMW. The output of the system is said to be around 300 hp. That means the Atlantic will go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, while emitting only 50 g/km of CO2.

Will those figures remain unchanged when the production car finally arrives, we don’t know.

Another issue is the pricing. The Atlantic was conceived as a BMW 3 Series rival, so you’d expect it to cost between $35 to $45K. Turns out the best estimates for the Atlantic is between $50K to $60K. That is exactly what happened with the Karma. Fisker increased the price three times since they first announced it.

Source: InsideEVs

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