New Lotus Elise Features 1.6L Engine and 38mpg

Lotus Elise 2011

In brief: At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Lotus will be introducing their 2011 Elise with an available 38mpg 1.6L engine from Toyota.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Elise
Manufacturer: Toyota

The word

2011 Lotus Elise

The 2011 Lotus Elise might look familiar - it's the platform on which the Tesla Roadster is built. The new Lotus model, however, will include a highly efficient engine from Toyota.

The 1.6-liter engine is a Toyota 1ZR-FAE with Valvematic and Dual VVT-I (Variable Valve Timing, Intelligent). Thsi engine will propel the Elise from 0 to 60 in 6.0 seconds and will improve efficiency by 13% over current models, putting the car at 38mpg.

And so ...

This is the entry-level Lotus Elise, with other models have larger, less efficient engines.

Photo credits: Lotus

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