Used Fisker Karma For Sale
Fisker has been making great strides to give all its deposit holders a car by the beginning of 2012. Its efforts include purchasing an ex-GM plant in Delaware and working with an automotive service provided to get 100 pre-production cars up and running. Henrik Fisker is well known in the automotive world—putting the pen to the pad for the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9. He is also responsible for the Fiskar Karma for sale has curvaceous lines, proportions, and 22-inch wheels. Good looks aside, the Karma utilizes a large lithium-ion battery—lasting about 50 miles— connected to an electric motor for propulsion. A GM-sourced four-cylinder engine rejuvenates the battery and extends the car’s range an additional 250 miles. With exotic car looks, sports-car performance, and an achievable annual average economy of 100 mpg, the 403-hp hybrid is a truly responsible alternative to a traditionally powered luxury car.
Originally unveiled in 2009 as a concept car, the electric car was delivered in July of 2000 as a production luxury sedan with hybrid electric technology. Powered by two 201 hp electric motors, the Karma connects its power to the rear wheels through a one-speed torque converter-type transmission, the Prundletronic. A 2.0-liter 260 hp turbocharged gasoline engine powers the electric motors when the charge in the batteries has run out or when the driver deploys the sport mode. Assembled in Finland, only 2,450 units were constructed during its brief period of production in 2011 and 2012.
The construction of the luxury sedan centers around a battery column between the front and rear seats, and while the cabin is snug as a result of this design feature it is also appointed with reclaimed woodwork and environmentally responsible materials to create a refined and comfortable setting for travel. Leather seating options were made available as well.
With a combined range of 230 miles, the Karma presents a particularly stylish and sporting prospect of transport for those who wish to travel at an estimated 52 mpg. Standard features in the Karma include a solar-panel roof, which, on a daily basis, is capable of adding an estimated 5 miles worth of range as the batteries are depleted. This power source also serves to keep the vehicle cool as it sits in the sun, maintaining a stable interior temperature.
Production ceased in November of 2012 as a result of financial difficulty within the company and cost of production. This early end of production has made the Karma a rare mode of transportation to purchase, with only 1,800 units imported to the United States.
- COST/PRICE: $96,850
- ENGINE:2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 + two electric motors
- HORSEPOWER: 403 hp combined
- TORQUE: 981 lb-ft @ 0 rpm
- 0-60: 5.9 seconds
- TOP SPEED:125 mph
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
- WEIGHT: 5,000 lb+
- PRO: Gas motor gives you added peace of mind over the Tesla
- CON: Realibility is questionable