Fisker Automotive just released a teaser sketch of its next model, the Fisker Nina plug-in hybrid, ahead of its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The teaser photo doesn’t provide a very clear view of what the new Fisker mid-size sedan plug-in hybrid will look like, but it will obviously borrow styling cues from the Karma.
It was reported late last year that Fisker Automotive and BMW signed an agreement that would see BMW supplying engines and other components for future Fisker models. The Fisker Nina is going to be powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged BMW engine. Fisker’s CEO and Executive Design Director, Henrik Fisker, stated, “The BMW engine was an obvious choice for us, as BMW is known for producing the best and most fuel efficient gasoline engines in the world. We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with BMW.”
Fisker’s Chief Operating Officer, Bernhard Koehler, also stated, “This is an important agreement for Fisker. We are focused on building environmentally responsible cars that deliver Pure Driving Passion to our discerning customers. Who better to be a part of this exciting ‘recipe’ than BMW – the makers of the Ultimate Driving Machine?”
The agreement calls for up to 100,000 engine units per year at peak volume. It’s been reported that production of the Fisker Nina will kick off by the middle of 2013.