111 158cv

Motorisation : 1.8 Rover VVC 158cv, boite longue

Poids : de 806 à 842 kg

Production : mai 2002 - début 2005, XXXX exemplaires


June 2002 - Official Launch

This is the car that most people were waiting for. An official Elise S2 variant with a decent power output. The 111 uses the VVC K-series as used in the MGFT but uses a Lotus K4 ECU to provide 156bhp @ 7000rpm and 129lb-ft at 4650rpm. By using closer ratios in 1st and 2nd gear, the 0-60 time falls to 5.1 seconds. The other gears are also taller to provide improved fuel economy. The new car feature 8-spoke wheels with a lower unsprung mass than the standard S2 wheels. These are 5.5 x 16in fronts and 7.5 x 17in rears with Bridgestone Potenza RE 040 175/55 VR16 front tyres and 225/45 VR17 rears.

Despite the extra power the S2 111 fuel consumption combinded figure is up from 38.1mpg to 40.9mpg and the urban figure from 46.6mpg to 51.8mpg and this comes with lower CO2 emissions by 14g/km, rsulting in the car falling into the lowest tax band. The list price is £25,995.

May 2002 - Lotus Press Release

The Elise you have been waiting for is around the Corner!

The Lotus Elise range has just become better with the introduction of the Elise 111 and 111s high performance variants. These additional models are aimed at those drivers who love the extra power and torque of higher horsepower engines. The Elise 111 range uses the K-Series 160ps Variable Valve Control (VVC) engine and is controlled by the Lotus-developed K4 engine management system. The engine management system has been specially tuned to give maximum power all the way up to the top end of the rev range and combined with the Elise's lightweight design gives CO2 emissions of just163g/km.

The new 160ps VVC engine derivative, coupled with the Elise's extraordinarily light 806kg unladen weight further enhances the supercar-crushing performance of the little Lotus. In performance terms reaching 0-62mph (100km/h) in 5.1 seconds and 0-100mph (160km/h) in an astonishing 14 seconds and a top speed of 132mph (212km/h) this powerful new version of the award winning Elise should prove all but unbeatable, even by sports cars costing several times as much.

Despite its awesome performance the Elise 111 remains civilised yet fun to drive on motorways or when cruising around. The newly developed Lotus gearbox ratios have been created to maximise the power and torque of the 160ps VVC engine giving excellent in gear performance and maximum driver enjoyment whilst offering an ideal cruising ratio.

To accompany the new engine and increase in power and torque, the Elise 111 also features a number of important changes. One of the most distinctive features are the new light weight 8 spoke nickel polished giving benefits through reduction of unsprung mass, and the addition of a new F1 style three element rear diffuser improving the overall aerodynamic performance.

Three special Elise 111 and Elise 111s graphics are one of the giveaways to the identity of this powerful new Elise. The distinctive Elise 111 graphics are located under each side repeater and on the rear screen.

The introduction of the entry level Elise 111 and the luxury 111s version including full leather interior, carpets and uprated audio system raises the number of production Elise derivatives to five; Elise standard, Elise Race Tech, Elise Sports Tourer, Elise 111 and Elise 111s. Besides these, Lotus Sport offers aftermarket performance upgrades that increase power output to 135ps and for trackday fans 190ps

The Elise 111 range will be in Lotus Dealerships in the UK and Europe from early June. It is available in all EU countries and can be ordered with Air Conditioning and Hard top options.

March 2004

The Lotus Elise 111S with the 116 kW VVC engine, one of the worlds greatest sportscars, has been updated for 2004. The new revised Lotus Elise 111S has been designed to offer greater comfort and accessibility yet retain its race-bred performance and looks.
The main change is the introduction of extra equipment including central locking and electric windows to enhance security and usability. In addition to this the 111S model also sees the newly developed ‘Sound and temperature Insulation Pack’ fitted to minimise sound intrusion into the cabin and full leather interior trim and carpets are fitted as standard. Listening to suggestions from customers around the world, Lotus has looked into providing a definitive list of ‘wants’ for the Elise to make the range a fully complete package. Not only have the electric windows and central locking systems been developed, sunvisors and an insulated soft top (which keeps the cabin cool in summer, but retains heat during the winter months) have been added. In addition to this, interior storage space has been increased with the addition of a stowage net and a 4-speaker stereo system has been included. The windscreen washer bottle has been relocated to the engine bay helping to make routine operations effortless and immediate. The engine has now a red cam cover and a better gear selection. The Elise options list includes a new range of bespoke paint colours, Radio/Cassette with 6 CD multichanger, air conditioning and hard top.

Lotus Elise 111S Technical Specifications March 2004

Mid-mounted, transverse, 1796 cm3, K-series engine, aluminium lightweight construction, 4 cylinders in line, water cooled, naturally aspirated with direct acting double overhead camshafts exploiting a Variable Valve Control (VVC) system, hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder, multi-point sequential fuel injection and electronic ignition.

Engine management
Lotus K4 engine control unit

Max Power
116 kW ( 156 hp, 158 PS ) @ 7000 min-1

Max Torque
175 Nm ( 129 lbft, 17.8 kgm ) @ 4650 min-1

Power to weight ratio
144 kW/t ( 194 hp/t, 196 PS/t )

Specific power output
64.6 kW/ℓ ( 86.9 hp/ℓ, 88.0 PS/ℓ )

Emissions control

Three-way catalytic converter.

Euro III emissions and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) compliant.

PG1 Gearbox, aluminium lightweight construction, 5- speed, constant mesh helical gears and open differential.

Fully independent suspension utilising unequal length wishbones, Bilstein mono-tube gas damper, Eibach coaxial coil spring at each corner and front anti-roll bar.

Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with integral steel seat-belt support structure and lightweight steel rear subframe.

Solidly mounted mechanical rack and pinion steering
box with 2.8 turns lock-to-lock.

Non vacuum-assisted braking system with Lotus/APRacing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers and 282 mm diameter, 26 mm thick front and rear cast-iron ventilated discs.

Gear ratios
First 3.250 :1
Second 1.894 :1
Third 1.307 :1
Fourth 1.033 :1
Fifth 0.848 :1
Reverse 3.000 :1
Final drive 3.937 :1

Performance Figures
0-60 mile/h 5.1 s
0-100 km/h 5.3 s
0-100 mile/h ( ≈ 0-160 km/h ) 14.0 s
Maximum speed 212 km/h ( 132 mile/h )
Fuel consumption - urban 9.4 ℓ/100 km ( 30.1 mile/gal (UK) )
Fuel consumption - extraurban 5.4 ℓ/100 km ( 52.3 mile/gal (UK) )
Fuel consumption - combined 6.9 ℓ/100 km ( 40.9 mile/gal (UK) )
C02 emissions 163 g/km
Weight distribution 38% Front - 62% Rear
Fuel tank capacity 32 ℓ ( 7.0gal (UK) )
Luggage capacity 115 ℓ - 50 kg


Wheelbase 2300 mm
Track - front 1457 mm
Track - rear 1503 mm
Overall length 3785 mm
Overall width (door mirrors excluded) 1719 mm
Overall width (door mirrors included) 1850 mm
Overall height - midladen (as per unladen
with 2x 75 kg occupants) 1117 mm
Overhang - front 783 mm
Overhang - rear 702 mm
Ground cleareance - midladen (as per
unladen with 2x 75 kg occupants)
130 mm
Vehicle mass - unladen (running order, full tank of fuel, no occupants, no luggage)
806 kg (no options) - 842 kg (full options)


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