2012 Fisker Karma First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Fisker Karma - Road Test Specs

2012 Fisker Karma Sedan

(Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive)


Year Make Model2012 Fisker Karma 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 1AM)
Estimated MSRP$95,900
Assembly locationUusikaupunki, Finland


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front midengine combined with electric motor(s), rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,998/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)255 @ 5,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 2,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Electric motor rating (kW)300
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)403
Combined torque (lb-ft @ rpm)981 @ 0 rpm
Battery typeLithium-ion
Battery voltage20 kW
Plug-in type (110v/220v)110/220
Charge time (hours @ 110v/220v)14/6
Plug-in driving range, mfr. claim (mi.)50
Transmission typeSingle-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, monotube dampers
Suspension, rearIndependent double-wishbone, coil springs, Nivomat self-leveling dampers
Steering typeElectric-over-hydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion power steering
Tire make and modelGoodyear Eagle F1
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, frontP255/35WR22
Tire size, rearP285/35WR22
Wheel size22-by-8.5 inches front -- 22-by 9.5 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontTwo-piece ventilated steel discs with 6-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rearOne-piece ventilated steel discs with 4-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)7.9 (standard mode), 5.9 (Sport mode)

Dimensions & Capacities

Length (in.)196.7
Width (in.)78.1
Height (in.)52.4
Wheelbase (in.)124.4
Track, front (in.)66.6
Track, rear (in.)67.0
Legroom, front (in.)48.6
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)35.7
Seating capacity4
Trunk volume (cu-ft)7.1

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