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.