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2011 Lotus Elise
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2011 Lotus Exige
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Overview

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
190 hp @ 7800 rpm
240 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 6800 rpm
170 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Manual
Manual
Turning Diameter
32.8 ft
32.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 5.5"
16" x 6.0"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Independent
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P175/50R16
P195/50WR16
Rear Tire
P225/45R17
P225/45WR17

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
23 MPG
City
21 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
6
6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gallons
10.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
222.6 miles
222.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
286.2 miles
286.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
149 in
149.5 in
Height
44 in
45.6 in
Max Width
72.8 in
68 in
Front Width
57.4 in
57.4 in
Rear Width
59.2 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
90.5 in
90.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
4.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
2 seater
2 seater

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
1,984 lbs
2,077 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Biscuit leather seat trim
  • Black leather seat trim
  • Magnolia leather seat trim
  • Red leather seat trim
  • Black cloth sport bucket seats w/ProBax anatomical padding

Features and Options

Infotainment

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Optional
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard

Comfort

A/C
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
8 Years / Unlimited Miles
8 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles