The Fisker Atlantic extended-range plug-in vehicle will start production about a year after its previously estimated mid-2013 date, Inside EVs blog reports, citing leaked company documents that were dated "a few weeks ago."

The Atlantic, formerly known as Project Nina, will compete pricewise against the BMW 3 Series and 5 Series sedans, as well as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class, Jaguar XF and Audi A4 and A6. That would put the model in the $50,000 to $60,000 range, according to the publication. The model, which will still be produced at Fisker's Delaware plant, will have 300 horsepower, a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds and emissions of 50 grams per kilometer of CO2, Inside EVs reports, citing the documents.

"As these documents are obviously leaked investor documents and highly confidential, I am not prepared to comment any further," a Fisker representative tells Autoblog sister site, AutoblogGreen.

The status of the Atlantic has been in question since plans for the former General Motors plant in Delaware were put on hold once the U.S. Department of Energy froze most of the $529 million in loans earmarked for the California-based company.

Fisker unveiled the Atlantic at the New York Auto Show last month, saying that the car's price tag would be "a much lower price point" than Fisker's Karma sedan.


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      • 2 Years Ago
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        LynxFX
        • 2 Years Ago
        Sit inside a Fisker car and you will understand where most of the money goes.
      dexbusy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't wait for Fiskers PR dept, aka 'Letstakeawalk' to tell us all how we are supposed to feel about this article....
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know I'm going to get downvoted for saying this....but thi car is drop-dead gorgeous. Seriously.If you had shown me this thing without the badge and asked me what it was, I would have said Maserati. Seriously. Other than the grille, this may be the best looking 4 door car on the market. I'm also pretty impressed with its specs. 6.5 secs to 60 is no small feat considering the great weight the motor must have. Like I said before, alternative fuel cars will be worth buying once they are almost as good as ICE cars, and almost at the same price. I think the time might have come. It offers basically the same package as the 5/E/A6/M/GS/whatever in a much more efficient, and frankly, better looking package. It also starts only a little bit more than what these cars cost. What I'd really like to see from Tesla(in the future, once they have established themselves as a maintstream, potent, luxury automaker) is a $65-75 k grand-touring type midsize sedan/coupe with high performance-over 400 hp, with some sort of fancy-schmancy transmission that mimics manual gear shifts- I know it's kinda hard to do the last part, but if they could do that, people would start to notice-enthhuiasts, who usually don't like alternative fuel cars (besides diesels) can't resist a good manual tranny. This type of car would prove that electric cars can be competitive as sports cars and not just as cruisers.
        wtrmlnjuc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        I would not have said Maserati. Why? Styling cues. I would know dead-on that it's Fisker.
        Kevin Gregerson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        I hear you there, if they released this in a 35-40k price point running gas/diesel on the same speed specs above 30mpg with a manual transmission I think this car would be unstoppable for sales. But because its coming at 10-20k more as a hybrid, its going to sell less.
      Cain Gray
      • 2 Years Ago
      With all of the fires, production delays, government money dependence, I just can't justify why anyone would want to buy a car from them.
      Mark
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like everything about the car other than the company itself. I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a company that is 1 major recall away from bankruptcy at all times. It would be nothing like GM where warranties were honored because a company still existed. When Fisker goes under, the company will be disolved and IP sold off.
      Classic_Engr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like I said before, I'm not a hybrid geek here, but I'd rather pull up in this than any boring Audi or BMW, any day. Paying only ~$2.40/day to charge it for my daily commute would only be an added bonus. But I would keep my gas guzzler sports cars for the weekend.
        LEDfoot
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Classic_Engr
        Why in the world would you get a plugin hybrid if you are 1) commuting within the all-electric range and 2) keep another car for weekends/long trips? You would be better off going with a pure EV like tesla or leaf. Granted, neither of those are particularly great, but at least you aren't saddled with the-worst-of-both-worlds like you are with a hybrid.
          Classic_Engr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @LEDfoot
          1) Because on occassion I would like to drive it on the weekend to multiple locations without fishing for a charging station or hotels with a charging station that I don't want to stay in. 2) Because on occasion I must drive longer distances for business and would prefer to do so in the same car. 3) Because I would prefer a car that can carry 4 adults comfortably, so cancel the Leaf. 4) Because I would prefer a car that actually looks appropriate for a man, so again, cancel the Leaf.
      mrx19
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a waste of a gorgeous design (other than the grill). Slap on a BMW or Lincoln badge, forget about the silly electric propulsion, drop in something with 400HP and you would have a winner.
      QCRamAir
      • 2 Years Ago
      And I thought Audis all looked the same...
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is some seriously heavy competition... Call me crazy but based on their admittedly limited track record I'm not so confident Fisker is going to pull it off. Still it would be nice to see them succeed if only to prove that the barrier to entry in car manufacturing world can be overcome!
        LynxFX
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        Well you gotta start somewhere. It is a shame that these potentially cool car startups (Tesla, Fisker) are having such issues. Tesla seems to be gaining the most traction, pun intended. They really need to nail the launch of the S.
      Maddoxx
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Fisker Karma is considered a sub compact because of its interior space, this car is smaller than the Karma. The interior space of this car is going to compare to an Acura integra. But this car is just vapor ware. The concept was to just try and pull in investor cash. There was a reason this car debuted a few days before the New York Autoshow in a private debut and not actually in view for the public to see. Because they didn't want to show the public how bad the car really is.
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        Get your facts straight. After the private show, the car was was introduced AT THE NEW YOUR AUTOSHOW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McR7hhZx_Vs
          FreeThinker
          • 2 Years Ago
          @FreeThinker
          NEW YORK, not new "your" A one time edit button....
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty lame article. Really didn't learn anything shocking here, and the Delaware situation is old news by now. I still hope they build this car. It's gorgeous.
      dimcorner
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't think the A4 nor the BMW 3 (328) is competition since they do start around the high $30's, not $50's
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