Karma Revero Gains BMW Turbo Power for 2020 Model Year
BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-three will help push the 2020 Revero from zero to 60 mph a second faster than outgoing model.
It’s been quite the journey for Karma Automotive. Formerly a part of Fisker Automotive before taking its name from the car that would become the Revero, the company has been making strides with Henrik Fisker’s design in the city of Moreno Valley, California since becoming its own company in 2015.
Recently, Karma took another step towards leaving the past via its long-standing partnership with BMW, where the latter will provide a new powerplant for the 2020 Revero, in the form of the TwinPower Turbo.
“BMW AG is a natural fit for Karma’s luxury-tech focus because it is a proven technology leader renowned for conceiving and delivering ground-breaking innovations,” said Karma technology chief Bob Kruse. “We created a world-class electric vehicle drive system that delivers the performance and packaging requirements of the new Revero.”
The 2020 Revero will receive an inline-three version of the BMW TwinPower Turbo powerplant, which will be used to power an electric generator to deliver improved performance. According to Kruse, the new Revero will hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, a full second faster than the current model powered in part by General Motors’ 2.0-liter Ecotec turbo-four.
The updated Revero will debut alongside Karma’s Vision concept EV and a Pininfarina-designed concept at Auto Shanghai, April 16 through 25.