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Second GDI-Powered Vehicle from MMC

New PAJERO Features Substantial Improvements

World-first V6 GDI Engine + INVECS-II with Sport Mode A/T Redesigned Exterior & Interior

May. 7,1997

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announces the introduction of the latest series of its highly popular PAJERO (MONTERO or SHOGUN in some markets) model. Since its debut in 1982, the PAJERO has continued to set the pace in terms of advanced technology. Exported to 151 countries, PAJERO enjoys firm support throughout the world. The new PAJERO goes on sale throughout Japan at Galant dealerships on Friday, May 9.

PAJERO has participated with great success in the Paris-Dakar Rally and other motor sports events which serve as grueling proving grounds for vehicle durability and reliability. In the 1997 Dakar Rally, Mitsubishi Motors' employee Kenjiro Shinozuka became the first Japanese driver to take overall honors when he piloted his PAJERO to victory ahead of two other PAJEROs in a 1-2-3 sweep. Feeding back the know-how and experience garnered in such events and reflecting it in the production vehicle enables us to hone further PAJERO's basic automotive technology.

Now Mitsubishi Motors is proud to introduce the latest PAJERO series, incorporating the very latest in Mitsubishi automotive technology. Powered by the environment-friendly, ultra-efficiency
V6 3.5-liter *1GDI engine (*2 a world first) mated to the INVECS-II with Sport Mode 5-speed automatic transmission, the new PAJERO returns miserly fuel consumption while delivering high performance. The improved performance is complemented by new interior and exterior trim, including attractively styled integral blister fenders, and by an enhanced safety specification. And despite this gamut of improvements, the new PAJERO models are priced more competitively than ever.

*1 Gasoline Direct Injection
*2 First application in a V6 engine of stratified air charge and lean-burn combustion through direct injection of fuel into cylinders


Metal Top Wide ZR-S

Main Product Features

1. Major improvement in performance
(1) Environment-friendly V6 3.5-liter GDI engine a world first

The new PAJERO is powered by the first V6 3.5-liter version of Mitsubishi's revolutionary GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine. With man and the global environment foremost in mind, the next-generation GDI engine has been developed to curb carbon dioxide emissions, return diesel-beating mileage and deliver more power than a port-injection power unit.

Compared with its port-injection cousin of the same displacement, the new V6 3.5-liter GDI engine generates 10% more power at normal operating speeds (600 rpm -- 2500 rpm), returns 30% better fuel economy and produces 30% less of the C02 that is a factor in global warming. And for more relaxed RV motoring, the engine also generates significantly more low-end and mid-range torque.

V6 3.5-liter GDI

V6 3.5-liter MPI

Max. output (PS/rpm) (JIS)

245 / 5500

230 / 5500

Max. torque (kg.m/rpm) (JIS)

35.0 / 2500

33.0 / 2500

(2) Other engines

The 4M40 2.8-liter intercooler/ turbocharger diesel engine, highly rated for its clean combustion and high power output, features better response as well as a number of other improvements.

Ensuring that all user needs are accommodated, new PAJERO models are powered by the 6G72 V6 24-valve 3-liter gasoline engine with a new high-precision electronic fuel injection system boosting power to 185PS, and the 4G64 2.4-liter 16-valve gasoline engine.

Engine specifications

Gasoline

Diesel

Model

V6 3500 GDI

V6 3000

2400 16-valve

2800 I/T

Type

6G74

6G72

4G64

4M40

Valve configuration

DOHC V6

OHC V6

OHC in-line 4

OHC in-line 4

Bore x stroke (mm)

93.0 x 85.8

91.1 x 76.0

86.5 x 100.0

95.0 x 100.0

Displacement (cc)

3496

2972

2350

2835

Compression ratio

10.4

8.0

9.5

21.0

Max. output (PS/rpm) (JIS)

245 / 5500

185 / 5500

145 / 5500

140 / 4000

Max. torque (kg.m/rpm) (JIS)

35.0 / 2500

27.0 / 4500

21.0 / 2750

32.0 / 2000

Fuel supply

Direct injection into cylinder

Electronic port injection

Electronic port injection

Electronic injection pump

(3) INVECS-II with Sport Mode 5-speed automatic transmission

The new PAJERO is fitted with Mitsubishi Motors' INVECS-II "smart" automatic transmission incorporating Optimum Shift Control and Adaptive Shift Control to enable safer and more strain-free driving. This version of INVECS-II has been specially developed for rear-wheel drive vehicles.

The Sport Mode clutch-less manual override feature allows the enthusiast driver to "work" his transmission like a manual gearbox for added driving safety and pleasure. Sport Mode contributes to outstanding performance both on- and off-tarmac by enabling the driver to hold the transmission in the gear of his choice without it automatically shifting up or down.

6G74 GDI models employ INVECS-II with Sport Mode 5-speed A/T. Metal Top Wide ZR diesel models use INVECS-II with Sport Mode 4-speed A/T and all other diesel models use INVECS-II 4-speed A/T.


2. New-look interior & exterior trim
(1) Exterior

New styling elements include: a wide-look grille design; styled garnish that gives a tauter, more dashing look to the front view; and multi-parabola double-lens combination lamps.

Sculptured "blister" fenders front and rear replace the moldings used on the previous series. The muscular, athletic design of these over-fenders projects a powerful, feral appearance.

The side-step is integrally molded into the mud-guard and flows attractively into the body lines, making entry and egress significantly easier and improving the appearance.

The new PAJERO series makes more extensive use of privacy glass.

(2) Interior

Wood-grain paneling in the dashboard and a wood-rim steering wheel give the interior a classier look. Standard on Metal Top Wide ZR-S, Mid-roof Wide SUPER EXCEED, and EXCEED models.

New-look door trim design features a larger area covered in seat upholstery material, giving a classier, more open and airier look to the interior.

(3) Equipment and fittings

MMCS (Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System), which displays a wide variety of navigation and other data and information, is standard equipment on the Mid-roof Wide SUPER EXCEED.

A multi-mode keyless entry system enables the driver to operate, in addition to the door locks, the power windows as well as to fold back or deploy the exterior mirrors, from outside the vehicle. Standard on Metal Top Wide ZR-S, ZR, Mid-roof Wide GR, SUPER EXCEED, EXCEED and Kickup Roof GR models.

A larger capacity floor console with a two-deck construction and push-operated cup holders are among the improvements to the convenience specification and standard on all models.

Entry and egress are improved on all models with the addition of assist grips for rear seat passengers, and for both driver and front seat passenger.

Extendable sun visors for the side windows help keep out the blazing sun on Metal Top Wide ZR-S, ZR, Mid-roof Wide GR, SUPER EXCEED, EXCEED, and Kickup Roof GR models.

6-speaker AM/FM full-logic cassette player systems get tweeter-type front speakers (at the base of the front pillars) for improved sound quality. Standard on Mid-roof Wide, SUPER EXCEED and EXCEED models, available on all others.

The CD changer is installed under the front passenger seat , enabling more effective use to be made of the cargo space.

3. Safety specification

All models are fitted as standard with SRS airbags for both driver and front seat passenger.

All models are fitted as standard with Mitsubishi's Multi-mode anti-lock braking system that maintains a stable body attitude and enables the driver to retain directional control under all road conditions, whether in 4WD or 2WD mode.

All power-window models are fitted as standard with an anti-trapping mechanism for improved safety when operating the windows.

Seat belts on the second-row rear seats in long-body models and rear seats on short body models are fitted with ELR/ALR changeover switches enabling child safety seats to be located more securely.

4. Highly competitive prices

Despite the GDI engine, INVECS-II with Sport Mode A/T, new-look interior and exterior trim, and significant improvements in equipment and safety specifications, the new PAJERO models are offered at highly competitive prices.

5. PAJERO Nest: lite-camper

The PAJERO Nest lite-camper that has proved so popular with auto-camping, fishing and other outdoor sports enthusiasts has also undergone an extensive improvement program and will go on sale on May 9.

New PAJERO Specification

Type

Mitsubishi E-KV25W

Code

GYXC

Body

Wide body, metal top

Model

ZR-S

Engine

V6 3500 GDI

Drive train

Super Select 4WD

Transmission

INVECS -II with Sport Mode 5-speed A/T

Dimensions & weights

Overall length (mm)

4060

Overall width (mm)

1785

Overall height (mm)

1890

Wheelbase (mm)

2420

Track (mm):

Front

1465

Rear

1480

Interior length (mm)

1685

Interior width (mm)

1410

Interior height (mm)

1210

Min ground clearance (mm)

205

Vehicle weight (kg)

1900

Passengers

5

Kerb weight (kg)

2175

Performance

Minimum turning radius (m)

5.3

Fuel consumption (km/l) (JIS)

10-15 mode

9.0

60km/h mode

15.9

Running gear

Steering

Boll & nut (power assisted)

Suspension

Front

Double wishbone with torsion springs

Rear

3-link with coil springs

Brakes

Front

Ventilated disc (twin caliper pot)

Rear

Disc with drum-in-disc parking brake

Tires

265 / 70R15

Engine

V6 3500 GDI DOHC 24-valve gasoline

Type

6G74 (GDI)

Valve train / no. cylinders

DOHC 4-valve / V6

Bore x stroke (mm)

93.0 x 85.8

Displacement (cc)

3496

Compression ratio

10.4

Max. output (PS/rpm) (JIS)

245 / 5500

Max. torque (kg-m/rpm) (JIS)

35.0 / 2500

Fuel delivery

Direct injection into cylinders

Fuel tank capacity (liters)

75 (unleaded)

Transmission

INVECS-II with Sport Mode 5-speed automatic transmission

Ratios

1st

3.789

2nd

2.057

3rd

1.421

4th

1.000

5th

0.731

Reverse

3.865

Transfer type

2-speed, 4-position

Transfer ratios

High

1.000

Low

1.900

Final reduction gear

4.272



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