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A diesel version of the Eclipse Cross is available but limited to certain markets. Would be great if North America got them!


more: https://www.carscoops.com/2019/06/mitsubishi-eclipse-cross-gains-143-hp-2-2l-clean-diesel-in-japan/
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is now available with a 2.2-liter diesel engine in its home market.


Already on sale in European markets, the turbocharged four-cylinder puts out 145 PS (143 HP) at 3,500 rpm and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque at 2,000 rpm in Japan-spec, slightly down on the 148 PS (146 hp) and 388 Nm (286 lb-ft) of the Euro versions.

The 2.2-liter direct-injected turbodiesel is hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a sport mode and standard four-wheel-drive. In this configuration, the Eclipse Cross is claimed to average 14.2 km/L (7 l/100 km/33.4 mpg US) in the WLTC cycle.

Mitsubishi describes the engine as a “clean diesel” thanks to its Urea Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) water system that reduces exhaust emissions by breaking down and removing nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the exhaust gas, while average CO2 emissions are rated at 182 g/km as per the WLTC standards.

As with the gasoline-powered version of the Eclipse Cross, the diesel model will be available in Japan in four trim levels: M, G, G Plus Package, and Black Edition. The Eclipse Cross diesel went on sale in Japan on June 13, with prices ranging from 3,061,800 yen to 3,424,680 yen ($28,300-$31,650).

The other engine choice available locally is a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline four that makes 150 PS (148 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm. It only comes with a CVT and is available in both front- and four-wheel-drive configurations.
 

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It would be so handy in North America with the kind of mileage it gets. It's annoying how overlooked diesel engines are in the US.
 

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Hmm....

I vote that they instead offer a 4B12 variant of the cross, with a TD03 (or TD04, if possible). That's a 2.4L engine with a turbocharger capable of upwards of 400hp.
Then a proper automatic transmission that can handle the torque.

This vehicle has laughable gas mileage as it is. Unless you add a hybrid electric powerplant or two to supplement the measly and sluggish output from this 1.5L with probably really horrible head flow, don't expect to get 30mpg, even with a diesel.
The average driver's natural inclination to get more "power on demand" from a vehicle is to stomp on the accelerator. If the vehicle just doesn't have that oomph, it will eventually get up to speed, having consumed more fuel then necessary and not having accelerated any quicker.

The 3.8L N/A MIVEC engine in the 2006-2012 Eclipse GT has better gas mileage than the Cross. Actual clock with 10% ethanol pump gas @ about 400 miles a tank and cruising at an average of 2500-2800rpm (17.7gal tank). That's an average of about 22.5mpg.
The 1.5L turbocharged MIVEC engine in the Cross @ 10% ethanol pump gas gets 300miles a tank at an average of 3000-4000rpm cruising between highway and city (15.8 gal tank). That's an average of about 19mpg.

Someone tell me why that is? Ohhh yeah. Bad transmission, underpowered engine, and a whale of a body. And that's compared to a coupe that's engineered off the same chassis as a full-size Endeavor! With more than TWICE the displacement of the supposedly economical T/C cross.
 

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Hmm....

I vote that they instead offer a 4B12 variant of the cross, with a TD03 (or TD04, if possible). That's a 2.4L engine with a turbocharger capable of upwards of 400hp.
Then a proper automatic transmission that can handle the torque.

This vehicle has laughable gas mileage as it is. Unless you add a hybrid electric powerplant or two to supplement the measly and sluggish output from this 1.5L with probably really horrible head flow, don't expect to get 30mpg, even with a diesel.
The average driver's natural inclination to get more "power on demand" from a vehicle is to stomp on the accelerator. If the vehicle just doesn't have that oomph, it will eventually get up to speed, having consumed more fuel then necessary and not having accelerated any quicker.

The 3.8L N/A MIVEC engine in the 2006-2012 Eclipse GT has better gas mileage than the Cross. Actual clock with 10% ethanol pump gas @ about 400 miles a tank and cruising at an average of 2500-2800rpm (17.7gal tank). That's an average of about 22.5mpg.
The 1.5L turbocharged MIVEC engine in the Cross @ 10% ethanol pump gas gets 300miles a tank at an average of 3000-4000rpm cruising between highway and city (15.8 gal tank). That's an average of about 19mpg.

Someone tell me why that is? Ohhh yeah. Bad transmission, underpowered engine, and a whale of a body. And that's compared to a coupe that's engineered off the same chassis as a full-size Endeavor! With more than TWICE the displacement of the supposedly economical T/C cross.
So in other words you are saying they should make an evo...lol
That the very thing they are avoiding
A cvt doesn't cruse at 3000-4000rpm
Its at 1500-2000 2500max anything above that is out of eco range and that where a big engine comes in and do way better than small...but guess what the eclipse like many other vehicle in its class aren't made for long high-speed journey .. its a city run around. Not even the bigger brand are making vehicle in this class with those specs.
Bro just join me to hope n pray they bring back a race vehie in near future.... :)
 

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It would be so handy in North America with the kind of mileage it gets. It's annoying how overlooked diesel engines are in the US.
Limited and expensive to make .... American would simple cry down the price and mitsubishi loses.
They are trying to build on capital focusing on profit and once this is done they will be able to make sport variants.
 

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No Diesel EC in the UK, they decided after dieselgate, to only offer the 1.5 Petrol engine. I can only speak as I find, and that is, with the 6 speed manual gearbox the EC has a surprisingly lively performance, considering the size of the engine, and I'm well satisfied with it. It also returns a reasonably good level of economy when driven in a controlled manner. Yes if you push it, the economy suffers, but the occasional burst of performance is most enjoyable. I speak as an oldie, so the car suits me very well indeed.
My fuel figures are in the region of 32/35 mpg for local running.(Have achieved a 57mpg on a local 9 mile journey recently). Longer motorway type running 39/41mpg. Imperial Gallons.
UK speed Limit on Motorways is 70 MPH, which is easy to exceed:LOL: on occasions,
 
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