When the Series 5 Mitsubishi L200 was launched in 2015, it was fitted with an all-new 2.4-litre engine. Replacing the unrefined and thirsty 2.5-litre unit, the new Mitsubishi L200 engine is one of the most fuel-efficient in its class and is available in two power ratings.
Mitsubishi L200 engine size
The engine has four in-line cylinders, 16 valves and a double overhead camshaft (DOHC) with turbocharger and intercooler. The four cylinders have a combined capacity of 2,442cc, with the bore measuring 86mm and the stroke at 105.5mm.
Power and torque
The new 2.4-litre engine from Mitsubishi has two power ratings of 151bhp/380Nm and 178bhp/430Nm, which compares to 175bhp/400Nm of the previous generation 2.5-litre. Peak power is achieved at 3,500rpm and peak torque at between 1,500rpm and 2,500rpm.
Mitsubishi L200 Euro 6
There are various ways manufacturers have achieved Euro-6, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Mitsubishi has opted for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) with oxidation catalytic (DOC) instead of the more popular selective catalytic reduction (SCR).
The advantage is that there is no need for AdBlue and it’s a far simpler system, which helps keep the unit cost low and means there’s fewer components to fix or repair. The downside is that the DPF will need cleaning more frequently, which is partly why the service intervals are so low at every 12,500 miles or one year.
Mitsubishi L200 fuel economy
Fuel economy has increased from 35.8mpg on the previous model to 40.9mpg on the current, which means it has gone from one of the worst in class to the third best behind the Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara. Confusingly, the Euro5b models (registered before September 2016) were even more efficient at 42.8mpg combined.
Faster than a Ford Ranger Wildtrak
Both power ratings of the 2.4-litre engine provides adequate power and torque for the vast majority of applications, although the 380Nm of torque on the lower output will struggle to pull three tonnes comfortably. Combined with the extremely light chassis (just 1,855kg on the Titan model), higher output double-cabs can reach 62mph from standstill in just 10.4 second, which is faster than the 197bhp, 3.2-litre Ford Ranger.
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