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The Car That Could Solve Everything: European 2011 Lotus Elise S rated at 46.7 mpg

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Apr 9th, 2010 at 10:58AM

Particularly given its performance capabilities, the Lotus Elise has always been remarkably fuel efficient. The Elise (and its hardtop Exige sibling) have long been a rolling testament to the benefits of light weight. Thanks to a new 1.6-liter, 136 horsepower inline-four and a new lower drag nose, the European-spec 2011 Elise S is now officially rated at 46.7 miles per gallon (U.S.) on the EU highway cycle, and the carbon dioxide emissions are just 149 grams per kilometer on the combined cycle. The CO2 number makes the Elise S the cleanest gas powered sports car in the world, and all... Read More

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