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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
4-Door Sedan EcoStandard
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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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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,400
$102,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$957 / month
$1700 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package. 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
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification NA Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 88.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 31.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 196.0 196.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 52.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 67.0
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 124.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.3 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 66.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 x 1.1 14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x 1.3 14.6 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 9.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.5-16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 40.4
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 41.1
Tires
Front Tire Size 245/45R19 P255/35R22
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45R19 P285/35R22
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 4647 5300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 22 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 22 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
Engine
Displacement NA 2.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 362 @ 6000 403 combined
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 981 @ 0
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - TBD - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - TBD - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 20
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - TBD - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 20
Battery Range (mi) 160 (Est) 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 21
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. NA Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 9.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S Fisker Karma
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Load leveling
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA - TBD -
 
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