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Fisker Surf Concept intrigues in Frankfurt [video]

Previews a production model

The Fisker Karma is finally being delivered to customers and company is celebrating by introducing the Surf concept in Frankfurt.

Described as the "world's first electric luxury/sports automobile for an active and eco-friendly lifestyle," the Surf is a five-door shooting brake that previews a production vehicle which will be launched for the 2013 model year.

Power comes a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery which motivates two electric motors that develop 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp) and 1,330 Nm (981 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h). Furthermore, Fisker says the concept can travel approximately 50 miles (80 km) on electricity alone. When the battery is depleted, a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine acts as a generator to extend the range an additional 250 miles (402 km).

Source: Fisker

Frankfurt, Germany - September 13, 2011: Taking center stage at Fisker Automotive's Frankfurt Show stand is a stunning new version of the Fisker Karma-the Fisker Surf-a new model that delivers on Fisker's promise of Pure Driving Passion and Uncompromised Responsible Luxury. But that's not the only news from the environmentally responsible American Car Company:

FISKER SURF

The new Fisker Surf is the world's first electric luxury/sports automobile for an active and eco-friendly lifestyle. The Fisker Surf builds on the success of the ground-breaking Karma Electric Vehicle with extended range (EVerTM) by adding additional, flexible load-carrying capability, along with a spirited new attitude all its own. Fisker Surf combines performance, luxury, style, utility, and economy with an enduring concern for the sustainable use of resources and respect for our natural environment. As a global company Fisker Automotive will offer the Surf in all its markets around the world for the 2013 model year. The Surf is Fisker's vision of a crossover between a sport car and a station wagon and shows how Fisker is expanding its Karma platform rapidly with additional models that again create a new market niche.

"The Surf is a first-of-its-kind eco-friendly lifestyle vehicle that offers space, performance and luxury design for people who live an active, environmentally conscious lifestyle and like to drive beautiful cars," Henrik Fisker, CEO/Executive Design Director, Fisker Automotive.

NEW SUPPLIER

Fisker Automotive recently announced the signing of an agreement with BMW that will cover the supply of engines and other components for future Fisker models. BMW will supply a four-cylinder turbocharged engine for the next generation of Fisker cars, code-named ‘Project Nina', which are scheduled to go into production in the re-commissioned former GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware at the end of 2012 and be on sale globally in 2013. The first ‘Project Nina' derivative will be a mid-size premium sedan utilizing Fisker's EVerTM technology to deliver on Fisker's corporate vision of Uncompromised Responsible Luxury.

Henrik Fisker, comments; "The BMW engine was an obvious choice for us, as BMW is known for producing the best and most fuel efficient gasoline engines in the world. We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with BMW."

CEC VEHICLE

Fisker Automotive is proud to announce its RESERVE customizable options program. This exclusive Fisker authorized accessory program will be available through Fisker retailers. The first display car from the program, created in collaboration with Claus Ettensberger Corporation (CEC), offers a variety of aerodynamic components and two wheel options (forged and monoblock) for the Karma with many new exciting products in development.

FISKER KARMA

The Fisker Karma Sedan, Fisker Automotive's first production car, is a luxury electric vehicle with extended range (EVer), representing the company's firm belief that environmentally conscious cars need not sacrifice passion, style, or performance. The Fisker Karma has a total of 403 HP with a torque of 981lb./ft. (1300 Nm) at zero rpm. With a total range of 300 miles (483 km), 50 miles in its pure electric mode and 250 miles with the anxiety-free range-extender. The Fisker Karma can also achieve up to 100 mpg (2.4 L/100 km) with just 83g CO?/km on an annual basis. In sport mode, the top speed of the Fisker Karma is 125 mph and with a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds. Prices start at €85.500 - €98.900 Euros/ $95,900 - $108,900 USD.

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Comments (12)

 Fifteen Fifteen
So far, Fisker cars have been sold on looks, mpg figures and power. A successful automaker has to have more than these.
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September 15, 2011 3:50 am
 sensei sensei
You can't have a sentence with Fisker without the word 'concept' in it. You'd think at some point, Fisker would want to be an actual car company.
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September 14, 2011 9:17 am
 PAA PAA
This will cost too much money for a car that can speed only 120 mph. Nice looks though.
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September 14, 2011 12:26 am
 A A
goofy
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September 13, 2011 11:54 pm
 wbizarre wbizarre
Cool car, though the rear graphics aren't as resolved as I would have liked. Tere's so much potential for these proportions, the rear face doesn't live up to it IMO.
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September 13, 2011 11:23 pm
 THEbeastlySTIG THEbeastlySTIG
Awesome. I love shooting brakes, and while the styling on this one isn't as good as the ff, this is one electric car i wouldn't mind driving.
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September 13, 2011 9:17 pm
 eddie eddie
Idea from the new Ferrari?
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September 13, 2011 3:27 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
How long is this car? It's a frickin' Limousine!
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September 13, 2011 2:57 pm
 charlemagne charlemagne
lady penelope's next car. in pink, of course.
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September 13, 2011 2:49 pm
 zamzungas zamzungas
litle bit disapointing and somehow remembers platypus, rear end is bit overcrowded withh different lines and angles.
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September 13, 2011 2:16 pm
 ValdesArtHouse ValdesArtHouse
This looks like a 4 door version of Bangle's first BMW Z3 hardtop.
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September 13, 2011 2:08 pm