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The Engine and AWD
The 2010 Lancer Evolution showcases the
latest performance and handling technology, including an all-aluminum 291-hp
2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled engine and the Super-All Wheel Control
(S-AWC) dynamic handling system. S-AWC regulates the drive torque at each wheel
by controlling a network of advanced dynamic handling technologies including
Active Center Differential (ACD) 4-wheel-drive, Active Yaw Control (AYC) rear
differential, Active Stability Control (ASC) and sport ABS brakes. A helical
gear-type limited-slip front differential is used.
The 4B11 DOHC in line
4-cylinder engine, based on a reinforced cast-aluminum cylinder block, employs a
direct-acting valvetrain for reduced weight and MIVEC variable valve timing is
used on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The rear-located (firewall side)
stainless steel exhaust manifold helps improve overall weight distribution.
Refreshed Design for 2010
A shark-nosed front end inspired by
jet fighter air intakes, a distinct wedge-like profile, and crisp and taut lines
highlight the Lancer Evolution's signature face and profile. New for 2010 are
updated larger side air dams, tail lamps with black extensions and a short pole
200 mm antenna. Its unique front end, aggressively sloping hood with integral
air scoop and engine heat outlets, boxed fenders and 18-inch wheels impart the
Lancer Evolution with the look of the street-wise sports machine.
The Lancer Evolution features its own distinct suspension
system, including inverted struts in front and a rear multi-link configuration,
with numerous forged aluminum components to help reduce unsprung weight. The 18
x 8.5-inch wheels (Enkei cast-alloy on the GSR and BBS forged-alloy on the MR)
are shod with large (245/40 R18) tarmac-grabbing Yokohama ADVAN asymmetrical
performance tires at all four corners.
a dash of even more comfort and civility, the 2010 Lancer Evolution features
many new revisions for improved everyday driving. A new high-contrast
multi-color LCD instrument meter enhances visibility while a leather-clad
parking brake lever with chrome release button adds a premium touch. The MR
model receives an additional premium touch - Phantom Black interior accents.
Reflecting the tastes of the ever-broadening Evolution customer base, a
hands-free Bluetooth cell phone interface system is now standard as well as an
MP3 auxiliary input jack for all models, while available user technologies
include a Rockford Fosgate audio and navigation system with music server.
Standard safety features include an advanced dual front air bag supplemental
restraint system (SRS) with occupant sensors, standard front seat-mounted
side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags, plus a driver's knee airbag.
Four Evolution Models
Three other Lancer Evolution models will
be offered in the U.S. for 2010: the GSR with a five speed manual transmission;
the Lancer Evolution MR that is equipped with a 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic
Shift Transmission (TC-SST) - an automated manual transmission with magnesium
steering wheel shifter paddles and a console shifter - Bilstein shock absorbers
and Eibach springs, two-piece Brembo front brake rotors, BBS forged-alloy wheels
and HID headlamps; and the MR Touring model, more comfortably equipped for
everyday use with a power glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces, heated front
seats, rear lip spoiler, insulated front windshield glass and improved sound
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications