Engine Mitsubishi 6A10

The Mitsubishi 6A10 1.6-liter V6 gasoline engine was produced in Japan from 1991 to 1996 and was installed only on the fifth generation of such popular models as the Lancer or Mirage. This power unit is considered one of the smallest V6 car engines in the world.

The 6A1 family also includes engines: 6A11, 6A12, 6A12TT, 6A13 and 6A13TT.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Lancer CB in 1991 – 1996;
  • Mitsubishi Mirage CB in 1991 – 1994.


Production years 1991-1996
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 140
Torque output, Nm 147
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 73
Piston stroke, mm 63.6
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mitsubishi Lancer 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 160

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi 6A10 engine

  • This engine is inconvenient to maintain due to the dense layout of the engine compartment;
  • The timing belt can break the previously prescribed 90,000 km, and it is not easy to replace it;
  • From bad oil, hydraulic lifters quickly fail and begin to knock;
  • Poor quality or old antifreeze corrodes the heat exchanger and leaks appear;
  • Keep an eye on the oil level, the liners on such units turn very often.

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