Car reviews - Mitsubishi - Magna - Ralliart sedan
24 Jun 2002
RALLIART Magna's five-speed manual transmission is carried over from the VR-X unchanged, although in the Ralliart application it is coupled to a helical gear limited-slip differential in an effort to harness the performance gains from the new engine. The five-speed INVECS II "Smart Logic" adaptive electronic automatic transmission, with Sports Mode manual control, has been upgraded with a revised shift pattern - affecting both upshifts and downshifts - which according to Mitsubishi is more closely matched to the power and torque characteristics of the 180kW engine. Wide open shifts have been programmed to occur at the point of maximum power, enabling the next gear to engage around peak torque engine speeds. The auto variant misses out on the limited-slip differential but picks up the traction control system from the VR-X.
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Did you know?No changes were made to the Ralliart's traction control system as Mitsubishi claims it performs even better with the Ralliart Magna's different suspension and tyres
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