2011 Lotus Elise rated at 46.7 mpg, runs 0-60 mph in 6 seconds

Yesterday, we received an e-mail from Lotus saying “149 – Sorry, but we’re too busy celebrating to elaborate!” Well, today Lotus told us exactly what 149 means.

“We are delighted to announce that the new 2011 Lotus Elise has just been certified with an outstandingly low emissions figure of 149g of CO2 / km which represents a reduction of 16% over the previous Lotus Elise S,” Lotus said in a statement.

That means that the new 2011 Elise has the lowest CO2 for its performance level for any gasoline sportscar in the world. If that’s not impressive enough, Lotus says that the Elise also returns an impressive fuel-economy figure of 56.1 mpg (46.7 mpg in U.S. terms). This means that the Lotus Elise can travel 500 miles on one tank of fuel.

Not to mention, the 2011 Lotus Elise is still capable of running 0-60 mph in 6 seconds flat thanks to its 136-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder VVT-I.

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– By: Omar Rana