Lotus has confirmed the usual specification for the four-cylinder model of its Emira First Version sports activities automotive.
The Emira is the final petrol-powered automotive from Lotus earlier than a brand new all-electric period begins on March 29 when the Kind 132 makes its debut. And what a petroleum – a model of the world’s strongest four-cylinder, no much less.
Clients within the UK can reserve their chosen automotive by the Lotus web site from April 8 and deliveries will begin in direction of the top of 2022. Australia, too, will obtain the automobile.
Australian pricing is yet-to-be confirmed, however within the UK the Emira First Version will begin from £71,995 (A$130,000). Against this the V6 First Version launched at £75,995 ($137,300).
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Stated V6 Emira First Version is $184,990 in Australia, which provides a reasonably good thought of what to anticipate relating to native four-cylinder pricing. From there, extra inexpensive variations with each engines will comply with.
The 2022 Lotus Emira First Version is powered by a model of the Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre M139 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 268kW of energy (360bhp).
That is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters and energy is distributed to the rear wheels.
A variation of this engine is used within the Mercedes-AMG A45 and it’s at present the world’s strongest 2.0-litre engine homologated for street use, providing as much as 155kW per litre.
The exhaust fitted to the four-cylinder Emira First Version has been designed by Lotus and is exclusive to the four-cylinder sports activities automotive.
“It’s a bespoke rear-wheel drive variant of the transmission developed by Lotus in collaboration with AMG,” mentioned Lotus director automobile attributes Gavan Kershaw in regard to the usual eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
“On prime of that, the gearshift technique has been outlined by the Hethel workforce as a part of the automotive’s efficiency attributes.”
4 choice packages will probably be normal on the Emira First Version. They embody:
- Decrease Black Pack
- Entrance bumper air blades
- Entrance splitter
- Facet sills
- Rear diffuser
- Lotus Drivers Pack
- Tour or Sport suspension
- Goodyear Eagle F1 or Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres
- Monitor Mode ESP
- Monitor mode-related content material
- Design Pack
- Privateness glass
- Sports activities pedals
- Black alcantara headliner
- Emira-branded flooring mats
- Comfort Pack
- Entrance parking sensors
- Reversing digicam
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Auto-dimming aspect mirrors
- Rear baggage storage internet
Lotus has confirmed the Emira First Version will trip on 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, behind which cover two-piece brake discs and Lotus-branded brake calipers. The calipers may be painted in purple, black, yellow, or silver.
Different exterior particulars embody a singular engine bay cowl, C-pillar badging, LED lights throughout, a titanium exhaust tip, headed power-folding aspect mirrors and rear parking sensors.
Inside there are heated seats with 12-way energy adjustability, driver seat reminiscence, local weather management, cruise management, keyless entry and begin, selectable drive modes and manufacturing facility satellite tv for pc navigation are all normal, together with DAB+ digital radio and a 340W sound system.
There’s additionally a ten.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in addition to a 12.3-inch digital drivers show.
The inside may be had in seven totally different colors together with purple, black, gray and tan Nappa leather-based, in addition to black Alcantara with purple, yellow or gray stitching. There are additionally satin chrome trim finishers, white ambient lighting and Lotus-branded sill kick plates.
The 2022 Lotus Emira First Version is out there within the following exterior paint colors:
- Seneca Blue
- Magma Crimson
- Hethel Yellow
- Darkish Verdant
- Shadow Gray
- Nimbus Gray
Lotus had beforehand confirmed there are extra paint colors to comply with when the non-First Version vary arrives.
What’s the Lotus Emira?
The brand new Emira is constructed on the Lotus Sports activities Automobile Structure introduced earlier in 2021.
It’s a light-weight bonded aluminium construction, wrapped in a physique impressed by the all-electric Evija (with a touch of Maserati MC20 and McLaren Artura about it, too).
Measuring up at 4412mm lengthy, 1895mm vast and 1225mm tall, with a 2575mm wheelbase, the Emira is 100mm shorter than a Porsche 911, however 43mm wider with a 35mm longer wheelbase.
Lotus is concentrating on a kerb weight of 1405kg within the automotive’s lightest kind, round 30kg lower than a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS with a dual-clutch transmission.
Moderately than a extra trendy electrical energy steering system, the Emira makes use of a hydraulic steering system designed to ship higher suggestions to the motive force.
There are two suspension tunes on provide: Tour, designed for on a regular basis street use, and Sports activities, which is pretty self-explanatory and is a part of the Lotus Drivers Pack.
Not solely is the Emira a pointy looker, the physique is intelligent.
Lotus says it creates passive downforce that’s balanced over each axles, whereas that gaping air consumption forward of the rear wheel arch feeds cool air into the hungry mid-mounted engine.
There aren’t any energetic aerodynamics, and no over-the-top spoilers right here.
Inside, it is a strict two-seater, however Lotus has centered on making it a snug, sensible house.
The driving force’s seat is four-way energy adjustable, and Lotus says the glasshouse has been designed to create good all-round visibility for day by day driving.
There’s 208L of house behind the seats, and an extra 151L in a boot behind the engine.
Lotus says the doorways will swallow 500ml bottles, and there’s USB and 12V connectivity. A ten-speaker sound system is out there from British model Uni-Q.
There are some basic Lotus touches – just like the uncovered linkage on manual-equipped automobiles, and the compact steering wheel.
Lotus will provide the Emira with a collection of adaptive driver aids.
Adaptive cruise management, autonomous emergency braking, driver fatigue monitoring, street signal data, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and lanechange help will all be supplied.
The automotive may even pack keyless entry and begin, rain-sensing wipers, energy folding mirrors, rear parking sensors (entrance are non-compulsory), auto-dimming rear-view mirror, curtain airbags, and launch management.