Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The new 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The new 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
The Evo X SE packs the same TC-SST transmission as its 335i-challenging sibling, complete with three driving modes – Normal, Sport and Super-Sport – channeling all 291 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque to its S-AWC all-wheel drive system.

Inside, cloth Recaros come standard – our preferred choice compared to the MR's leather-lined thrones.

Want a dual clutch transmission in your "Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution" X, but lack the scratch to spring for the high-end Evolution MR or MR Touring? Power from the turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 stays at 291 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, and the SE is still equipped with Mitsubishi's S-AWC all-wheel-drive system.

Cosmetically, the car is assuredly a Franken-Evo. The Lancer Evolution SE uses the front fascia from the base Evolution GSR, along with its wheels and black side vents, but it does receive the rear lip spoiler from the MR Touring. Cloth Recaro seats are standard, and Mitsubishi's navigation system -- shown in these photos -- remains an option.

At $36,445, the Lancer Evolution SE is about $2000 more than a GSR, but if you're hankering for that slick transmission, this is the way to do it on a budget. MR models -- previously the only Evo to use the transmission -- typically run $5000 more than the entry-level Evo.

Look for the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE to arrive at dealerships nationwide this September.
The "new 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution" X SE (Special Edition) goes on sale this September, priced from $36,445 (including a $745 destination charge).
On the outside the car is fitted with the base model GSR’s front cowling, wheels and blacked out side vents.

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