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    • BMW to supply Fisker with N20 Turbo four-cylinder motors to be used in the new Fisker Atlantic

      It's great to see BMW not only as an automaker but also as an engine supplier providing their powerplants for automakers with different approaches and goals. The N20 powerplant is a technical marvel making very good power and torque (241 hp, 258 lb-ft) from its 2.0 liter displacement while remaining efficient. It is for these reasons that Fisker would be interested in the motor for their entry level priced ($55,000 range) Atlantic plug-in hybrid automobile. This is potentially a big deal for BMW and for Fisker.

      The only problem is whether Fisker will have enough money to actually build this car and bring it to market. The Federal Government still owes Fisker quite a bit of the funds it promised the plug-in hybrid carmaker. Fisker also did not come close to meeting its projected sales figures for the Karma sedan. The Atlantic which is set to be about half the price of the Karma should sell better but it remains to be seen if Fisker truly is viable as an automaker.

      Regardless, BMW has a hit on their hands with the N20 motor and it would be great for them to generate additional business supplying this motor to others.
















      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW to supply Fisker with N20 Turbo four-cylinder motors to be used in the new Fisker Atlantic started by Sticky View original post
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      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Probably the $#@!tiest car ever built. Seen it in person and the gaps and the way the car looks is just horrible. It's like buying a trunk and the fitment is horrible. That's the way the whole car is! I swear. Funny the whole car is BMW but the engine is from GM. It has my motor in it haha the LNF. Will probably be cheaper to go with the N20 from BMW since it's their car pretty much.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Probably the $#@!tiest car ever built. Seen it in person and the gaps and the way the car looks is just horrible. It's like buying a trunk and the fitment is horrible. That's the way the whole car is! I swear. Funny the whole car is BMW but the engine is from GM. It has my motor in it haha the LNF. Will probably be cheaper to go with the N20 from BMW since it's their car pretty much.
        I like the design of the Karma. Funny you mention it though, I saw one broken down just the other day. Owner sitting outside waiting for a tow truck in the heat.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Yeah, not a big Fisker fan but I hope it works out for them. The BMW engine should be better than the GM one.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I like the design of the Karma. Funny you mention it though, I saw one broken down just the other day. Owner sitting outside waiting for a tow truck in the heat.
        It looks great don't get me wrong. It's just fitted really badly. I'd expect BMW quality in the way it's put together, not like my car with gaps and uneven weather strips hanging off the door etc. It was weird seeing an expensive car look so cheap when you actually look closely at it.
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        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        Yeah, not a big Fisker fan but I hope it works out for them. The BMW engine should be better than the GM one.
        In what way would you say it is better? Economical or in general the engine. Go read some information about the LNF, you'd actually be surprised how good of an engine it is and what other car's boats and things they actually have put it in. I don't know much about the N20, but I doubt it's as good as my LNF.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I don't know much about the N20, but I doubt it's as good as my LNF
        It's probably way better, at least from an OEM standpoint.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's probably way better, at least from an OEM standpoint.
        Meh, we'll see how the engine puts out in the next couple of years. For now it's just speculation. I will agree in an OEM standpoint it's brilliant, they finally caught up with the 2.0T.