The new-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe combines thrilling design and performance with outstanding value to offer the sport coupe customer an attainable exotic. New for 2008, limited-production Special Edition models will be available with either the V-6 or 4-cylinder engine. The SE models combine an exclusive aerodynamic body package, a unique exterior graphic treatment and interior enhancements.
The Eclipse GT gains standard 18-inch alloy wheels for 2008, and the SE V-6 includes Active Stability Control (ASC). SIRIUS® Satellite Radio is now added with the available Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Audio system, including a 6-month pre-paid subscription. All models for 2008 gain a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Eclipse is offered as the GS and the high-performance GT. The GS model's 162-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic. The GT's 3.8-liter V-6 produces 263 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of peak torque and is teamed with a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed automatic. Both engines employ Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) to help optimize efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range.
Both Eclipse automatic transmissions feature Sportronic™ shifters to allow manual gearshift control.
A rigid platform enables the 4-wheel independent suspension to give the Eclipse sporty road manners and a compliant, comfortable ride. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models, with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), plus larger, ventilated rear discs on the GT.
Eclipse combines exotic-looking interior design with comfort and safety, including standard advanced dual-stage front air bags, seat-mounted side air bags and front seat curtain side air bags. Eclipse's high-back front bucket seats feature integrated, open head restraints for a sporty look and enhanced rear visibility. The 50:50 split-folding rear seatbacks provide cargo versatility.
Engine Configuration I
Displacement 2.40 L | 146.4 cu in. | 2399.5 cc.
Valves 16 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Horsepower 162.00 HP (119.2 KW) @ 6000.00 RPM
Torque 162.00 Ft-Lbs (219.7 NM) @ 4000.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 20.2 LB / HP
HP / Liter 67.5 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
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