IAA 2011 Fisker Karma Surf Concept Shooting Brake

Unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the Fisker Karma Surf is a five-door shooting brake based on the same platform as the Karma.

According to the manufacturer, the Fisker Karma Surf is a of a crossover between a sports car and a station wagon. The Surf combines performance, luxury, style, utility, and economy with an enduring concern for the sustainable use of resources and respect for our natural environment. Compared to the Fisker Karma, the Surf has some additional and flexible load-carrying capability. This is due to the design reminiscent of the Ferrari FF.

The Fisker Surf is powered by a pair of electric motors fed by a battery powers the rear wheels, while a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine is used as a range-extender when the battery runs out of charge. For additional charging the car is equipped with solar panels. The Fisker Surf should have a total range of 483km. Using only its batteries, the Surf has a range of 80km (50 mile).

In Sport mode, the Surf develops 1330Nm of torque and hits a claimed maximum speed of 201km/h (125mph). The acceleration from standstill to 100km/h takes 5.9sec. In Stealth mode, which is calibrated for efficiency, the Surf is powered purely by the batteries and will hit 100km/h in 7.9sec, with a top speed of 153km/h (95mph).

The Fisker Surf will enter market somewhere in 2013. The Californian automaker expects to sell about 3500 examples of the new model and about 7000 Karma saloons each year.

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