Engine Mitsubishi 4J12

The 2.4-liter Mitsubishi 4J12 gasoline engine has been produced at the concern’s enterprise since 2013 and is installed on the European, Chinese or American versions of the Outlander crossover. This power unit is distinguished from the 4B12 by a new cylinder head with VVL and one 16-valve camshaft.

The 4J1 family also includes engines: 4J10 and 4J11.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Outlander GF since 2013.


Production years since 2013
Displacement, cc 2360
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 168
Torque output, Nm 220
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 88
Piston stroke, mm 97
Compression ratio 10.5
Features VVL
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator MIVEC 2
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Outlander 2016)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000
Weight, kg 130

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 4J12 engine

  • On specialized forums, this motor has a relatively good reputation;
  • Most complaints are related to noisy engine operation or strong vibrations;
  • The new MIVEC phase regulators and the VVL system are very demanding on oil quality;
  • Approximately once every 50 thousand km, it is necessary to adjust the thermal clearances of the valves.

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