In full, this principle is mastered and automakers — which only the terms are not invented for the process of updating the machines here, “tuning”, and a “facelift” and “facelift”… And from the old car sometimes, there’s nothing left except the name. Just recently in the journal “modelist-Konstruktor” you can get acquainted with the description of the construction is very popular in Russia car-class Golf Mitsubishi Lancer — selling 2005 Well, today we have to revisit the vehicle with the same sample name 2007, which bears no resemblance to its predecessor.
Recall, the first Lancer (the “Lancer”) was released in 1973, the car stood out among the “classmates” high levels of comfort, reliability and safety. The following sample Lancer 1979 distinguished by the fact that repeatedly won prizes in international rallies, and another “Ulan” issue in 1983 was considered by the customers one of the best cars for recreation. Cars 1991 and 1995 managed to pave a path to Europe and America, a Lancer seventh generation still occupies one of leading places on sales of the car in Russia and in Europe.
New Lancer 2007 release, immediately caused an excessive demand in the Russian showrooms. The reason for this was quite spectacular as the exterior of the new car and its technical excellence.
Indeed, Lancer of 2007 is radically different from its predecessor is its deliberately aggressive design with a pointed sharp edges of the body, a huge air intake, divided in two black bumper, lower-profile tires — all it looks more like a sports car than a city car of a Golf class.
New car Golf class — Mitsubishi lancer 2007
The machine can be equipped with one of two engines MIVEC and 1.5 — or 2.0-liter. It should be mentioned that the abbreviation MIVEC stands for “Innovative system of change of phases and height of valve lift with electronic control Mitsubishi”. It is intended to adjust the valve timing of the intake valves for the realization of optimal performance in a wide range of frequencies of rotation of the crankshaft of the engine.
As at the first, the 1.5-liter power unit capacity of 109 HP and on the second, the 2.0-liter 150-HP uses a lightweight aluminum cylinder blocks that makes the most efficient use of the engine.
The machine can be equipped with one of the three gearboxes (KPP). One of them is 5-speed manual transmission, designed for lovers of the classical style of driving. Absolutely precise shifting thanks to perfect synchronization ensures perfect control of the car.
The following transmission is a 4 — speed automatic that provides smooth gear shifting and allows for optimum engine performance.
And the last is a stepless variator CVT — it is quiet, devoid of vibration and very effective. And most importantly — he has no lag when adjusting gear ratios, characteristic for automatic speed transmission. In addition, the control system of a CVT in the algorithm selection shift takes into account both road conditions and individual driving style of the car. The acceleration of a car equipped with such a stepless adjustment system gear ratio has its own characteristics — the motor for a few moments spins up to the speed corresponding to maximum torque is around 4000 rpm./min., and further acceleration occurs at constant speed by a smooth change of the gear ratio of the variator, This mode of dispersal allows the machine with a 150-horsepower engine can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 10.5 seconds!
As you know, the car is not enough to have a powerful engine — not least good directional stability and good handling. The new Lancer was created based on long experience of participation in rally car competition suspension, providing sharp responses to driver input, combined with rigid body and increased wheelbase and track allow the driver to drive confidently and safely.
Not so easy to find the common features of car Lancer 2003 (bottom) and 2007 (top)
Geometric diagram of Mitsubishi lancer 2007 release
The front suspension of the new car — type Mk’Pherson, rear — independent multilink, and both are equipped with stabilizer bars. The combination of settings, front and rear suspension allows the machine to behave confidently, even in difficult road conditions, react to the actions of the driver and securely hold all four wheels on the road, providing a sustainable, safe and comfortable movement.
According to the test, the Lancer’s high-speed direct and very sensitive to small deviations of the steering wheel. Besides smooth turning Lancer well kept on a predetermined path, and the wheel appears noticeable reactive force. However, some drivers, having a Lancer, note that during dynamic transitions, there is some ambiguity reactions — the car spontaneously makes further, and in sharp bends noticeably lurches.
In addition, when performing bends on uneven pavement occurs diagonal swinging, leading off the car with the desired trajectory.
All brakes car — disc-ventilated: front 15-inch and rear 14-inch wheels, This brake design provides effective damping of speed, safety machine the New Lancer is also equipped with anti-lock system ABS with electronic brake-force distribution EBD braking antilock braking system is able most effectively to slow down the car without losing control and allowing both to go around and emerged on the road obstacle In turn, electronic brake distribution efforts EBD, if necessary, further enhances the action of the rear brakes, that improves braking dynamics even in the presence of the passenger cabin.
The chassis of the car Lancer 2007
The car body Lancer reinforced in key areas to enhance stiffness and increase its resistance to torsion. And to improve passive safety of the body used a strong and rigid safety cage around the passenger compartment and dissipates energy of impact of the special crumple zone
Suspension: front — type McPherson, rear — independent multi-link
Both front and rear wheels of the vehicle are equipped with ventilated disc brakes
In addition to reliable new brakes the machine is equipped with a wide range of active and passive safety features to protect the driver and all passengers known to be the main protection for the passengers is ensured by the body of the car it Lancer design is called RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) and includes a very strong and rigid safety cage around the passenger compartment and specially programmed crumple zone that dissipates the energy of impact Strength and rigidity, with a high resistance to torsion, are provided clearly dosed strengthening it in key areas.
A considerable part of the passive safety of the car — in the system of the five airbags protect the driver and passengers literally from all sides. In addition, the driver and front passenger are protected by front and side cushions, and for the protection of driver’s legs has an extra pillow, a triggered in a frontal collision.
Seat belts the driver and front passenger seats feature pre-tensioners that tighten to secure the person in the first moments of a collision, and force limiters that gently release the man after stolknovenie that reduces the risk of injury.
Steering of the vehicle is rack and pinion with electric or hydraulic actuator, and the first equipped the cars with 1.5-liter engine, and the second with the 2.0-liter Kinematics of the steering mechanism is such that Lancer can easily maneuver in tight spaces due to the small turning radius — its value is only 5 meters with a private car length of 4.57 meters.
For reviews of testers and the first owners of the new sedan, the interior design and layout of instrumentation and control allow you to operate the machine without losing time for their search. So, most of the basic settings is displayed on the multifunction LCD dashboard display — it displays the number of the transfer, average speed, fuel level in the tank, the cruising range on the remaining fuel and much more.
Interestingly, many controls are not even at hand, and literally under your fingers — with shift paddles blade type, you can include the desired transmission or to control the audio system Manual mode gear shift Sports Mode used on models with the CVT, allows to feel the atmosphere of the racing Switches located on the steering wheel, allow a simple click on them to include six conventional gears.
Himself a very modest and restrained interior the Mitsubishi Lancer is significantly different from its sports-the calling of the exterior.
And this difference in perception of appearance and the inside of the car, apparently justified by the fact that the “cover” of a sedan allows you to attract a potential buyer, but the internal content is to keep it.
The interior of the car is made in full accordance with modern principles of design and ergonomics. Between the speedometer and tachometer is a multifunction display that displays numerous settings required by the driver while driving
The car has a drop in two stage airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags and a pillow for knees of the driver
The new Lancer is equipped with a sufficiently large and comfortable, the 315-litre boot for the sake of Justice it should be noted that this is somewhat less than the 2005 model year with a 430-litre boot, however, the decrease in volume was due to the acquisition of the vehicle full size spare wheel instead of the skinny “dokatki” which was equipped with the previous Lancer. And one more innovation — the stuff from the trunk you can get through not only its cover, but straight from the salon, adding the one of the two rear seats.
We will remind, the car of the previous generation in the minimum configuration was sold for $14 450 and had the standard equipment Central locking, air conditioning, Immobiliser, power steering, adjustable steering column, electric mirrors, electric Windows, airbags for driver and front passengers, ABS and velour interior. So it is no coincidence in 2005 Lancer 2003 issue has become in our country a leader in the Golf class, the ratio of “price — quality” was this machine very attractive for Russian buyers.
Prices for the new Mitsubishi Lancer starts from $17 990, but the top version of the car costs as much as $25 400 As claimed, the length of the queue for a new Lancer today beats all records, and experts predict that car demand is not less than the previous Lancer model. However, to make predictions in the automotive business is a risky business, Who knows what the automotive market will be tomorrow.
Technical characteristics of family cars Lancer of 2007
| Length, mm|| 4570|| 4570|
| Width, mm|| 1760|| 1760|
| Height, mm|| 1490|| 1490|
| Wheelbase, mm|| 2635|| 2635|
| Track, mm|| || |
| the front wheels|| 1530|| 1530|
| the rear wheels|| 1530|| |
| Ground clearance, mm|| 155|| 165|
| Curb weight, kg|| 1235|| 1320|
| Maximum speed, km/h|| 191|| 200|
| The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, || 11,6|| 9,5|
| Fuel consumption, l/100 km|| || |
| on urban cycle|| 8,2|| 10,8|
| country cycle|| 5,4|| 6,6|
| The minimum radius of turn, m|| 5,0|| 5,0|
| Working volume of engine, l|| 1,499|| 1,998|
| Fuel|| AI-95|| AI-95|
| Maximum power, HP|| 109|| 150|
| Fuel tank capacity, l|| 59|| 59|
| Transmission|| 5 St manual transmission|| 5 St manual transmission|
| || 4-St automatic transmission|| 6-range CVT|
| Steering|| rack & pinion with MDPS|| rack and pinion with power steering|
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