NEW FOR 2011:
– Bluetooth 2.0 hands-free connectivity with streaming audio and USB input with voice control standard on both models
– Real Time Traffic function added to navigation system
– Revised exhaust sound tuning
– S-AWC badge added
For 2011, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution undergoes minor changes. Bluetooth is now upgraded with streaming audio and voice control and is standard on both models, the navigation system includes Real Time Traffic, and the exhaust sounds sportier.
The top model in the Lancer lineup, but with its own specific suspension, the Evolution uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder intercooled and turbocharged engine, producing 291 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The GSR trim uses a five-speed manual transmission, while the MR comes exclusively with a six-speed twin-clutch Sportronic Shift transmission (TC-SST), an automated manual unit that can be shifted by console-mounted lever or steering wheel-mounted paddles, with manual or fully automatic modes. Both models use Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), which includes active centre differential four-wheel drive, active yaw control rear differential, active stability control, and sport brakes with ABS. The system splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels, using an electronically-controlled hydraulic multi-plate clutch.
Features on the GSR include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Brembo brakes, Ralliart-type spoiler, cloth Recaro front seats, colour-keyed door handles and mirrors, fog lamps, leather-wrapped tilt sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals, colour multi-information display, flat wiper blades, floor mats, tire pressure monitoring system, driver’s knee airbag, power windows, variable intermittent wipers, cruise control, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity and CD/MP3 stereo.
The MR adds full leather seats, 710-watt DVD/CD Rockford Fosgate stereo, seven-inch touch screen, navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, rain-sensing wipers, proximity key, extra sound insulation, automatic xenon headlamps, floor console box lid, wheel-mounted magnesium shift paddles, power sunroof, and insulated front windshield glass. It has no rear wing spoiler.