Fisker has signed a new deal with BMW that will see future Fisker models use BMW’s new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engines will make up the petrol engine segment of Fisker’s future plug-in hybrid models.
BMW will supply up to 100,000 units of the engine per year as part of the new deal, providing power for a range of new Fisker models that are in pipeline. The first of which will be the upcoming Fisker ‘Project Nina’, as it’s codenamed, a luxurious and sporty four-door sedan that is, interestingly, targeted at the BMW 3-Series market.
The Fisker Project Nina will be available in convertible and shooting brake body styles sometime after the sedan’s launch, which is planned for the end of 2012. Fisker CEO and executive design director, Henrik Fisker, said in a recent report,
“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.”
The Fisker Project Nina is set be destined for Australian shores at some point, unlike the current Fisker Karma, which is built in left-had drive only. Prices for the Nina are said to kick off at around the US$50,000 mark.