The Japanese company has been assembling the 1.5-liter Mitsubishi 4A91 gasoline engine since 2004 and putting it on such popular models as the Colt and Lancer, as well as many Chinese cars. This power unit was created as part of a joint venture with Daimler-Chrysler.
The engine was installed on:
- Mitsubishi Colt Z30 in 2004 – 2013;
- Mitsubishi Lancer CY in 2007 – 2017;
- Mitsubishi Xpander since 2017;
- Smart Forfour in 2004 – 2006;
- BAIC BJ20 since 2015;
- Brilliance BS2 in 2008 – 2013.
|Production years||since 2004|
|Power output, hp||109|
|Torque output, Nm||145|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||75|
|Piston stroke, mm||84.8|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Lancer 2008)
|Engine lifespan, km||~225 000|
Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 4A91 engine
- Reliable in general, the unit is known for its oil burner already at a run of 100,000 km.
- The cause of the burn in the occurrence of piston rings or wear of valve stem seals.
- Sooner or later, this turns into oil starvation and cranking of the liners.
- On long runs, leaks from the front crankshaft oil seal are regularly encountered.
- Also, the o-ring between the manifold and the catalyst often burns out.