2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart


2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

 

The new Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart reinforces the sporty identity of the Lancer lineup (Lancer, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution) with aggressive styling and driving performance that creates a unique product between the Lancer GTS 2.4 and the Lancer Evolution models. The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart makes effective use of the Lancer’s rigid unibody and four-wheel independent suspension by mating this capable chassis to a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive.

Mechanical

Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is powered by the new 4B11 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC intercooled and turbocharged engine (also used in the Lancer Evolution) that develops an estimated 235 horsepower. The engine is mated to Mitsubishi’s efficient Twin Clutch-SST gearbox that helps enhance the sporty nature of the vehicle by allowing the driver to execute lightning-quick, silky-smooth, paddle-actuated shifts. The TC-SST transmission also operates in fully automatic modes for Normal and Sport driving conditions.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart’s full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi’s Active Center Differential (ACD). The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between steering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces.

Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is also equipped with front helical limited slip differential and a rear differential mechanical limited slip differential.

Design

Elaborating on the basic sporty design and proportions of the Lancer, the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart exterior is distinguished by its more aggressively styled front bumper design, rear bumper cover, dual outlet muffler and a lightweight aluminum, ducted hood that delivers cooling air to the turbocharger.

The interior design places greater emphasis on function and vehicle control. Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is equipped with FAST key, Bluetooth hands-free telephone interface, the same Twin Clutch-SST shifter used on Lancer Evolution, and easily accessible steering column mounted paddle shifters.

Available equipment and options to include: Recaro seats, HID headlights, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker audio system, Sirius satellite radio, power sunroof, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive navigation system with digital music server.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Type 4B11 Aluminum Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Turbocharged & Intercooled
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/MIVEC VVT
fuel feed Injection
displacement 1998 cc / 121.9 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 86 mm / 3.39 in
compression 9.0:1
power 175.2 kw / 235 bhp
specific output 117.62 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 152.9 bhp per tonne
torque 343.02 nm / 253 ft lbs
body / frame Until Steel
driven wheels 4WD w/S-AWC, AYC, ASC
front tires 215/45R18
rear tires 215/45R18
front brakes Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 351 mm / x 13.8 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Twin-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Hydrualic Assist
f suspension MacPherson Strut w/Forged Control Arms, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Eibach Coil Springs
r suspension MultiLink Strut w/Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Eibach Coil Springs
wheelbase 2635 mm / 103.7 in
front track 1530 mm / 60.2 in
rear track 1530 mm / 60.2 in
length 4570 mm / 179.9 in
width 1760 mm / 69.3 in
height 1490 mm / 58.7 in
transmission Twin Clutch SST 6-Speed Automated Manual or 5-Speed Manuall
gear ratios 3.655:1, 2.368:1, 1.754:1, 1.322:1, 1.008:1, :1
final drive 4.062:1