Compare 2012 Fisker Karma vs 2012 BMW 5-Series

2012 Fisker Karma
2012 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan EcoStandard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan EcoStandard 20 21 N/A $102,000
4-Door Sedan EcoSport 20 21 N/A $110,000
4-Door Sedan EcoChic 20 21 N/A $115,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $43,150 $46,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 32 $45,265 $49,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $48,300 $52,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $50,415 $54,800
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,075 $60,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $57,040 $62,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 15 20 $59,155 $64,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$43,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$102,000
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1700 / month
$782 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Fisker Karma is a curious and unique beast, a stylish, luxurious, and pricey sedan with 32 miles of electric range, low gasoline efficiency, and a tiny interior and trunk The 2012 BMW 5-Series appears somewhat conservative on the outside, but it packs an armada of advanced-tech firepower, and new fuel-efficient engines, without interrupting its sport-sedan mission.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.8 100.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.0 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
124.4 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
66.6 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 193.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 18.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.1 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.6 x 1.3 13.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5-16.1 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R22 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R22 225/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5300 3814
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 x 9.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 combined 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
981 @ 0 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
- TBD - N20
Displacement
2.0L/- TBD - 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 27
Battery Range (mi)
50 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 34
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.11
Trans Type
1 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Fisker Karma BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Load leveling NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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