The New Lotus Elise and Exige Performance and Emissions Figures

The New Lotus Exige S

The New Lotus Exige S

For 2010 Model Year, the Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige have substantially reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel consumption.

The latest Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige models are the product of continuous improvement to give up to a 9% reduction in CO2 emissions and similar increases in fuel economy.

On the combined cycle, the Lotus Elise S shows the greatest improvement in fuel efficiency offering an increase of 3.2 mpg (a decrease of 0.7 l/100km), from 34.0 mpg (8.3 l/100 km) to 37.2 mpg (7.6 l/100km). These figures are achieved by focusing on light weight technology and small, efficient engines to achieve sensational performance and class leading fuel economy.

Model Combined (mpg) CO2 (g/km) 0-60 mph (seconds)
Lotus Elise S 37.2 179 5.7
Lotus Elise R 34.4 196 5.1
Lotus Elise SC 33.2 199 4.3
Lotus Exige S 33.2 199 4.5
Model Urban (mpg) Extra Urban (mpg)
Lotus Elise S 26.6 48.7
Lotus Elise R 24.4 45.6
Lotus Elise SC 23.9 44.1
Lotus Exige S 23.7 43.5

The exceptional balance and precise handling of Lotus cars have always been the most engaging aspect of the driving experience and these class leading attributes are now complemented by greener performance.

Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus plc, stated, "The Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight is even more relevant in today's emission focused ecological world. This design philosophy has enabled Lotus to offer fantastic levels of performance, with Lotus cars being some of the greenest performance cars on the market".

Mike Kimberley continues, "We are at the cutting edge of green transport technology and we will continue to push the boundaries with our green research and environmental strategy. We are keen to ensure that Lotus as a company and its products offer an ethical, green option that appeals to our customers".

Lotus' cars fair well against other manufacturers of performance cars in terms of CO2 emissions against performance. The table below compares vehicles with similar performance and highlights their emissions of CO2. This table illustrates the efficient performance of the Lotus Elise SC.

Combined
( mpg)
CO2 g/km 0-100 km/h
Lotus Elise SC 33.2 199 4.6
Porsche Boxster S 29.7 223 5.3
Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG 23.5 288 4.9
Ferrari F430 Spider 18.6 345 4.1

The exciting new 2010 model year Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige are on sale now at Lotus dealers.

Published 16 April 2009 Staff

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