BMW will supply four-cylinder turbocharged engine for Fisker

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 5, 2011

A deal has been reached between Fisker Automotive and BMW over the use of turbocharged four-cylinder engines and other components. Each year, BMW will supply a total of 100,000 turbocharged four-pots, with the powerplants to be used for Fisker's future Project Nina, a medium class range-extended hybrid vehicle that will go into production in 2012.

The details on what other parts BMW will supply have not been released yet. It’s believed that Fisker was impressed the most by the BMW engines’ fuel efficiency as its products also boast of having such a high level.

CEO Henrik Fisker said that the BMW engine was an obvious choice as BMW is recognized for having the “best and most fuel efficient gasoline engines in the world.” Project Nina will enable the company to expand operations as it’s priced at US$50,000, making it more affordable than the Fisker Karma. It will be offered in other markets as well. Three body types are available: a sedan, a shooting-brake, and a cabrio.

Fisker ‘s CEO and Executive Design Director, 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."

Fisker Automotive has just opened its new office in Europe. The California-based car company, which now operates in Munich Germany, has publicly declared that the same global vehicles line namely “Project Ninja” and “Fisker Karma Sedan” will likely split their shares in an equal manner. In that case, Europe and the US will each have a forty percent share while the twenty percent remaining goes to Asia.

Fisker is an American automotive company founded in 2007 that produced the first premium electric plug-in hybrid vehicle in the world. The famous Karma Sedan delivered Uncompromised Responsible Luxury and has represented Fisker’s strong philosophy throughout the years. Fisker Automotive redefines luxury by proving that performance, passion and style need not be compromised just because the buyer is environmentally conscious.

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Fisker Automotive Signs Supplier Agreement With BMW

Fisker Automotive announced today 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 agreement calls for up to 100,000 engine units per year at peak volume.

The first 'Project Nina' derivative will be a mid-size premium sedan utilizing Fisker's EVer™ (electric vehicle with extended range) technology to deliver on Fisker's corporate vision of Uncompromised Responsible Luxury.

Fisker 's CEO and Executive Design Director, 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."

Fisker's Chief Operating Officer, Bernhard Koehler, adds; "This is an important agreement for Fisker. We are focused on building environmentally responsible cars that deliver Pure Driving Passion to our discerning customers. Who better to be a part of this exciting 'recipe' than BMW – the makers of the Ultimate Driving Machine?"

California-based Fisker Automotive recently established a European office in Munich, Germany and has publicly stated that both the Fisker Karma Sedan and 'Project Nina' lines are global vehicles with sales likely to be split equally in the US and Europe (40% each), with Asia (20%) providing the remainder.

ABOUT FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

Fisker Automotive is an American car company, founded in 2007, committed to producing electric vehicles with extended range (EVer) that deliver Uncompromised Responsible Luxury™. The Fisker Karma Sedan is the world's first premium electric plug-in hybrid representing the company's firm belief that environmentally conscious cars need not sacrifice passion, style, or performance. Fisker Automotive is a global company that is redefining luxury for the modern sports car buyer.

Topics: fisker, bmw, partnership

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