Car reviews - Mitsubishi - Magna - Sports sedan
6 Feb 2001
By P TIBBLES
A 3.5-LITRE 24-valve V6 engine that outputs 163kW at 5250rpm and 317Nm at 4500rpm powers the Magna Sports and VR-X models. Mitsubishi has increased overall engine power and torque, a flatter torque curve and improved idle quality. Independent performance testing points to 15.3 seconds for the quarter mile - not super-quick but not slow either. The exhaust note is better, with improvements to the centre pipe and new main muffler assembly and tailpipe.
Official city fuel economy figures for the 3.5 manual are 10.0L/100km, down 0.5L/100km.
Did you know?Engine power from the 3.5-litre V6 is up to 163kW thanks to a changed camshaft profile and free-flowing exhaust. Inlet valve timing has been retarded - opening by two degrees, closing by six degrees, while exhaust valve timing has been advanced - opening by six degrees, closing to two degrees
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