2012 Fisker Karma

Eco Standard RWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

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2012 Fisker Karma
2012 Fisker Karma
Under the hood of the Fisker Karma is a GM-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that is in no way connected to the wheels. Bolted directly to a generator, the 260-hp engine's sole assignment is to create electricity. The motivation to move this 5400-pound sedan comes from two electric motors attached to the rear differential. With a total output of 402 hp and 981 lb-ft of torque, the Karma promises brisk acceleration -- it takes fewer than six seconds to reach 60 mph, according to the manufacturer. Of course, that's only in Sport mode, where both the batteries and the gas engine provide power to the electric motors. In EV-only mode, the Karma needs almost eight seconds to reach 60 mph. Its wheelbase is as lengthy as a long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S-class, but the Karma is about ten inches shorter, 4.4 inches wider, and 5.6 shocking inches lower, giving it absolutely stunning proportions. Its high style is also evident in the interior, which has a center-console touchscreen for most secondary controls. Astute observers will notice some GM-sourced switchgear, but this cabin is as fashionable as it gets. The Karma is scheduled to go on sale this fall, pending EPA and CARB certification. Early test drives demonstrated its remarkable handling -- and Fisker showed a wagon version, called the Surf, at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show. Should the Karma be successful, it'll be joined in the marketplace by a convertible and Fisker's next effort, a mid-size sedan that will be more affordable.
2012 Fisker Karma Rear Three Quarter
Aside from its notoriety of being bought by pop musician Justin Bieber, and the many well-documented issues with its quality, reliability and workmanship, the Fisker Karma was noted for its sleek, dramatic, low-slung styling penned by its eponymous designer Henrik Fisker, of Aston Martin and BMW fame. But star power couldn't save the star-crossed company from hard times, with poor reviews, inconsistent quality, and ultimately a cash shortfall bringing the startup automaker to the uncertain state it currently finds itself.
2012 Fisker Karma Rear
Fisker Automotive has fired nearly 75 percent of its employees in southern California, signaling financial trouble for the manufacturer of the plug-in hybrid Karma. The news broke earlier this morning when it was revealed that Fisker had fired its internal public relations department and turned publicity over to Los Angeles-based Sitrick And Company.
Fisker Karma Front Right Side View
It's pretty much impossible to overstate what Fisker has accomplished. The five-year-old start-up has broken into one of the world's toughest and most regulated industries with a product that is more beautiful and more advanced than what's being produced by companies that have been at it for 50, 75, and 100 years. Fisker has had plenty of help from established suppliers and automakers, but the Karma's parts add up to something completely original.
Fisker Atlantic Prototype Front Three Quarters1
It looks like Fisker Automotive may have some good karma after all. A new report says the electric car maker has been able to raise the $100 million needed to continue production of its Karma sedan and charge ahead with the development of the new Atlantic hatchback. Fisker has had a rough summer – it recalled its six-figure Karma luxury sedan twice and saw some of its funding issued from the U.S. Department of Energy cut off. However, things may be looking up for the fledgling carmaker, as Bloomberg has reported that it has secured an additional $100 million is private funding. The new round of funding must be a nice reprieve for Fisker, since just six weeks ago said that it needed $150 million to get its second car – the Atlantic – off the ground. Unlike the Finnish-built Karma, Fisker hopes to build the Atlantic in the U.S., potentially at the Delaware plant it purchased from General Motors during that company's bankruptcy proceedings. Fisker has now raised around $1.2 billion in capital, but has had faced a rocky road with the recent recalls and the departure of two CEOs in the past year. Unlike its direct competitor Tesla, Fisker is not currently looking on turning to a stock IPO to raise additional capital. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has previously slammed Fisker – both the company and its founder Henrik Fisker – for focusing too much on design and not enough on engineering. However, Musk's strategy may not be paying off either: that company recently revealed that it's going to miss its revenue targets due to a slow ramp-up of Model S production, and that its future fiscal estimates depend on the possibility of amending the terms of its Department of Energy loan. Source: Bloomberg
2012 Fisker Karma Front Three Quarter
Fisker's status as a car company might not be dwindling--it's building Karmas, selling them, and making money--but we hear that Fisker's next venture, the Atlantic EREV sedan, depends on an infusion of cash that hasn't yet materialized.

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2012 Fisker Karma Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
Horsepower:
403 hp
Torque:
981 ft lb of torque @ 0rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 50 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
Summary
Fisker Automotive (Fisker) is recalling certain model year 2012 Fisker Karma passenger cars manufactured from June 15, 2011, through July 9, 2012. A manufacturing defect in the low temperature cooling fan may result in a direct short.
Consequences
A direct short may ignite the fan housing, shroud and surrounding components, causing a vehicle fire.
Remedy
Fisker will notify owners, and dealers will remove the two potentially affected low temperature cooling fans and replace them with one improved low temperature cooling fan, free of charge. The safety recall began on August 24, 2012. Owners may contact Fisker consumer affairs at 1-855-575-7577, option 2, 6am - 7pm (pst) Monday through Friday.
Potential Units Affected
1,377
Notes
FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY: PROPULSION SYSTEM
Summary
FISKER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FISKER KARMA PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 22, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 20, 2012. WITHIN THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY, CERTAIN HOSE CLAMPS MAY HAVE BEEN POSITIONED INCORRECTLY DURING ASSEMBLY. IF POSITIONED INCORRECTLY, THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH THE HOSE CLAMPS, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A COOLANT LEAK FROM THE COOLING HOSES. THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF SAFETY RECALL 11V-598.
Consequences
IF COOLANT ENTERS THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT COULD OCCUR POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy
ALL KNOWN OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED NOT TO CHARGE OR DRIVE THE VEHICLE. OWNERS WILL BE ADVISED TO CONTACT AN AUTHORIZED FISKER DEALER WHO WILL ARRANGE TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE DIRECTLY TO THEIR REPAIR FACILITY. THE REPAIR FACILITY WILL REPLACE THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY WITH A NEW PART, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FISKER CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT 1-855-575-7577, OPTION 2, 6AM - 7PM (PST) MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
Potential Units Affected
19
Notes
FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY: PROPULSION SYSTEM
Summary
FISKER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FISKER KARMA PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2011. WITHIN THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY, CERTAIN HOSE CLAMPS MAY HAVE BEEN POSITIONED INCORRECTLY DURING ASSEMBLY. IF POSITIONED INCORRECTLY, THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH THE HOSE CLAMPS, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A COOLANT LEAK FROM THE COOLING HOSES.
Consequences
IF COOLANT ENTERS THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT COULD OCCUR POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy
FISKER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY WITH A NEW PART AT NO COST TO THE OWNER. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FISKER CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT 1-855-575-7577, OPTION 2, 6AM - 7PM (PST) MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
Potential Units Affected
239
Notes
FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
N/R
IIHS Overall Front Crash
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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