litre Turbo Diesel
The Mitsubishi Concept-RA is an all-wheel-drive sports
coupe concept powered by a 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel
generating 201 horsepower.
When it was introduced, it was hoped the Concept-RA could
pave the way for the next Mitsubishi Eclipse, which was
probably part of the reasoning behind making the car look
like a tuner's dream. But aside from looking like an extra
from a Fast and Furious film the Concept-RA does showcase
some decent technology, even if the packaging is less
The Mitsubishi Concept-RA's Super-All Wheel Control driveline
is a next generation all-wheel-drive system that adds
Active Steering and Active Suspension control to the ACD,
AYC, ASC, and Sport ABS components that comprise the system
used on the 2008 Lancer Evolution.
The Concept-RA's S-AWC system manages these components
to control drive torque, steering input, vehicle roll,
and braking at each wheel, thereby raising traction, cornering
and vehicle stability levels.
Sending power to the 21 inch wheels of the Mitsubishi
Concept-RA is a new, high output, high-efficiency 2.2-liter
4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve turbo diesel engine with MIVEC4.
This clean diesel's MIVEC system incorporates valve lift
control with low and high-speed cam profiles actuating
the intake valves. A Piezoelectric injector, common-rail
direct fuel injection system allows the engine to use
of a lower static compression ratio. The new diesel showcases
a VD/VG (Variable Diffuser / Variable Geometry) turbocharger
whose internal vanes can control airflow over the turbine
and compressor surfaces to produce optimum boost characteristics
at all times. The efficient, low emissions diesel unit
delivers a maximum output of 201 hp (150 kW) and maximum
torque of 310 ft-lbs (42.8 kg-m).
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