Fisker delays Production of Atlantic model image

Fisker Automotive Inc. has pushed back production of its Atlantic model to 2014 — a full two years beyond Fisker’s initial schedule for the sedan.

At the New York show, Fisker claimed the Atlantic would be on sale by the end of 2012.

The Atlantic sedan will feature a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is supplied by BMW. The unnamed engine reportedly turns out 300-horsepower. Speed wise, the Atlantic goes from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds.

InsideEVs confirms that the Atlantic’s battery will be manufactured by A123, the same supplier as the Karma. The battery’s range remains up in the air, although Fisker has said it “varies on use of the all-electric mode.”
The internal documents reveal the Atlantic’s 300,000 square metre production plant in Wilmington, Delaware will undergo retooling throughout 2012 and 2013, with a production-specification prototype anticipated to begin testing in the middle of 2013.
When completed, the plant will have an annual capacity of 250,000 vehicles, with the Atlantic capped at 125,000 per year.

Fisker will apparently price the Atlantic from $50,000 to $60,000, and lists among its competitive vehicles the Audi S4 and A6, BMW 3 and 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz C- and E-Class, and Jaguar XF.

Fisker has been tight-lipped on production timetables or sales projections both for its flagship Karma and the Atlantic after missing production and sales milestones laid out by the Department of Energy.