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Pajero: Increased power and torque on diesel engines

As far back as 1982, Mitsubishi Motors successfully launched the all-new Pajero 4×4, a vehicle tough enough to go where others feared to tread, yet at the same time enjoying the sophisticated specification associated with top-end sedan models.

Now in its fourth generation, Mitsubishi has upped the ante with increased power and torque in its 3,2L DI-DC diesel engines.
The Mitsubishi Pajero 3,2L DI-DC boasts increased performance with an output of 140 kW of power and 441 Nm of torque.  Previously, the 3,2L DI-DC engine produced 121 kW of power and 373 Nm of torque. Matched to this model year change is a five-speed automatic gearbox, INVEC-II with enhanced gear ratios to better suit the engine refinements on the diesel model.
The PajeroΓÇÖs history and its ability to rise to the challenge are synonymous with the history and adventurous spirit of Mitsubishi Motors itself. From the searing heat of the equator to the extreme cold of the artic, the Pajero has conquered it all, earning the trust of its owners in widely differing environments of 170 countries throughout the world.
The engine in the Pajero 3,2L DI-DC has undergone a number of technological enhancements to achieve the increased power. An improved pump impeller in the water pump and a modified port form in the intake manifold and the opening temperature on the thermostat have been changed. Certain modifications have also taken place on the cylinder head, injectors and turbo-charger. Not only is this new engine quieter than the previous model, it is also both cleaner and more economical giving improved Co2 emissions which are reduced to 245 gm/km from the previous 274 gm/km.
The four-wheel-drive (4WD) system comprises the sophisticated Super Select 4WD-II transfer case with both ASTC (Active Stability Traction Control) and the rear differential lock (available on GLX LWB only) deliver significant improvements in both off-road and on-highway performance.
For those customers who embody the Mitsubishi ethos of “go anywhere, anytime”, the Mitsubishi Integrated Communication System (MICS) has now been introduced into this version of the Pajero. The latest Garmap navigation system is a standard feature across the range of Pajero SWB and LWB models, in both the petrol and diesel derivatives. The latest map updates can be downloaded over the internet, saving the customer the added cost of purchasing updates.

News source: Mooivaal Media – Vaalweekblad