Shanghai showed electric Karma Revero GT with 535 horsepower

Shanghai showed electric Karma Revero GT with 535 horsepower

April 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The luxury sedan uses a BMW 3-cylinder engine. The total power of the novelty is 535 hp Start of sales is scheduled for 4 quarter of this year. There are no official pricing data yet.

The updated Karma Revero arrived at the auto show in the Chinese city of Shanghai with a familiar design, significantly improved powerplant and the suffix “GT” in its name. Being essentially an updated version of the previously presented Fisker Karma, the new Revero hit the market in 2016 and is now ready for an upgrade, which will include the installation of the BMW engine as a replacement for the current 2.0-liter engine of the American GM.

The sporty luxury sedan uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine of Bavarian origin to power the onboard electric generator. The total power of the electrical installation is now an impressive 535 horsepower (compared to the previous 403 hp).

This is enough to accelerate to a speed of 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds, which is 0.9 s faster than before. The maximum speed will be limited to 201 km / h. A more powerful version called the Revero GTS will also be offered, which will shorten the sprint time to 3.9 seconds.

The new 28 kWh battery has enough charge to overcome 98 km in electric mode (changes over the EPA cycle), and 450 km on the BMW engine-generator, which was taken from the plug-in hybrid i8. The curb weight of the car is 2290 kg, this was achieved in particular after installing the BMW engine and the newly developed battery.

Karma Automotive will begin shipping the Revero GT in Q4. It is expected that the Revero GTS will appear in early 2020. Prices have not been published, it is reported that they will start with $ 135,000