The new 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution gets a number of upscale upgrades for the new model year. And thanks to its potent turbocharged and intercooled 2.0-liter powerplant, and precision-tuned suspension, the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is ready for the track. For 2014, the Lancer Evolution gains several upscale-oriented features to make the sports sedan even more enjoyable.
What’s new for 2014
For 2014 , Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution goes upscale with a 6.1-in. touchscreen display audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, an available MMCS navigation system with 7-in. high-definition touch panel, voice command, 3D mapping, point-of-interest information, real-time traffic and Mapcare.
Turbocharged Power with AWC
All this gets added to the already potent 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled inline-4-cylinder engine that pumps out 291 bhp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. The Lancer Evolution is no stranger high-performance and to winning on the track. Its won four straight championships from 1996 through 1999 with Finnish racing legend Tommi Makinen on- and off-road featured in the challenging World Rally Championship (WRC).
As most automakers use the race track as a testing ground, Mitsubishi has developed their Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system and the information they gather translates to the production model and is available for the production models GSR and MR.
The competition-based tuned suspension on the Evolution uses inverted MacPherson struts at the front with a multi-link design at the rear. It gets aluminum control arms, and aluminum is used extensively throughout the vehicle to help reduce overall vehicle weight in the front fenders, hood, roof and front and rear bumper beams.
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR comes mated to a precise short-throw five-speed manual transmission and is priced at $34,995.00. It comes standard with Recaro sport seats; leather-wrapped sport steering wheel; lightweight Enkei alloy wheels; Yokohama Advan high-performance tires; Brembo brakes; and a large rear deck lid spoiler.
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR gets a very special transmission that is “nothing short of an engineering masterpiece.” It uses Mitsubishi Motors’ Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). The six-speed gearbox produces quick split-second shifts and can be operated in “automatic” mode or “manually” shifted by the driver via the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It can also be shifted by pushing forward/pulling back on the console-mounted gear shift lever. The 2014 Lancer Evolution MR starts at $38,195.00,
The highly capable 2014 Lancer Evolution MR gets and upgraded sport-tuned suspension fitted with Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs, BBS forged-alloy wheels, special lightweight two-piece Brembo front brake rotors (2.9 lbs. lighter than the GSR model), and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights.
Whether buyers chose the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR or MR, they will get a high-performance sedan that will light up the road or track. The new upgrades make it a more enjoyable fast ride.