2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Diesel: The New 2.2 DiD Engine
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Diesel | On the market, the Mitsubishi Coupe SUV arrived with only the 1.5 petrol engine, already tested by us, and, as announced by the brand at the time of the launch, it was time to introduce a new diesel engine on the European markets. The new Eclipse Cross Diesel sees the entry in the range of the 2.2 DiD from 148 Hp.
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Diesel will, therefore, represent an enrichment of the offer, designed to meet the needs of certain markets, where the demand for Diesel cars is still important. Among the points to report, the parallel debut of the new 8-speed automatic transmission, set specifically for this model, and the presence of the Super-All Wheel Control all-wheel drive.
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Diesel Engine
The newcomer in the Coupe SUV range is the first diesel engine in the world to be equipped with variable valve timing; specifically developed for Eclipse Cross, it has been optimized to further reduce friction between moving parts and improve the reactivity of the injection system.
The advantages are greater fuel economy, cleaner emissions, reduction of mechanical noise and an increase in torque up to 388 Nm at 2000 rpm. Furthermore, the lightening of pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft contributes to giving a well-distributed and constant acceleration over the entire speed range.
The comparison between the current petrol 1.5 and the new Diesel 2.2 is indicative of the direction taken, with a more generous supply of torque at low speeds which allows greater determination in the starting and a smoother ride.
The new generation automatic gearbox is instead the result of the latest research on optimizing shifting speed and energy efficiency. Furthermore, the use of a solenoid oil pump guarantees the necessary oil pressure at the clutch, even when the vehicle is stationary, allowing immediate restarts and optimizing the functionality of the Auto Stop & Go, which in turn reduces fuel consumption. Also present are the aid for hill start, downhill speed control system, accelerator release control, and Rapid Kick-Down Control.
Finally, there is also the S-AWC technology, which manages the driving force and braking power on the four wheels, in particular by distributing the torque between the left and right wheels. Initially, the all-wheel drive delivers the optimal torque to the rear axle based on the accelerator input, vehicle speed, and driving conditions.
The S-AWC is basically to improve the accuracy of the car on a curve, the stability of the vehicle on straight and lane changes, and the maneuverability on low-grip surfaces, with a distribution of the default front / rear torque of 80:20 – immediately and constantly adjustable up to a maximum of 55:45 in AUTO mode.