NEW FOR 2012:
– New brake override system
– Soft pad trim on inner door panel centre and upper portion
– Stereo auxiliary input jack deleted (USB port used instead)
– MR adds gloss black decoration panel
– GSR adds new pattern on interior decoration panel
For 2012, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution undergoes trim changes, and adds a brake override system that cuts back on the throttle if both pedals are pressed at the same time.
The top model in the Lancer line-up, but with 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.
|Type||4-door, 5-passenger compact sedan|
|Layout||Front engine/all-wheel drive|
|Engine||2.0-litre I4, DOHC, 16 valves, turbocharged|
|Horsepower||291 @ 6500 rpm|
|Torque (lb-ft)||300 @ 4000 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual (GSR)|
|6-speed automatic (MR)|
|Curb weight GSR||1595 kg (3517 lbs)|
|Curb weight MR||1630 kg (3594 lbs)|
|Wheelbase||2650 mm (104.3 in)|
|Length||4495 mm (177.0 in)|
|Width||1810 mm (71.3 in)|
|Height||1480 mm (58.3 in)|
|Ground clearance||135 mm (5.3 in)|
|Cargo capacity||195 L (6.9 cu.ft.)|
|Fuel consumption M/T||City: 12.4 L/100 km (23 mpg Imp)|
|Hwy: 8.7 L/100 km (32 mpg Imp)|
|Fuel consumption A/T||City: 12.6 L/100 km (22 mpg Imp)|
|Hwy: 8.9 L/100 km (32 mpg Imp)|
|Warranty||3 yrs/60,000 km|
|Powertrain warranty||5 yrs/100,000 km|
|Assembly location||Mizushima, Japan|