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Mitsubishi Eclipse GT (2009)

The Mitsubishi Eclipse offers the sport coupe customer an "attainable exotic" with striking design, sports car handling and dazzling performance. For 2009, Mitsubishi restyled the front and rear bumper fascias and gave the Eclipse GT model a large rear spoiler. The GT also gets three significant upgrades for 2009: a new dual exhaust system yields a more powerful sound while also boosting horsepower to 265 (up from 263); standard high intensity discharge (HID) head lamps sharpen front styling and aid nighttime visibility, and standard Active Stability Control (ASC) enhances driving safety and performance.

Check out high res pictures and more details in the official PR after the jump.

February 4, 2008 -- CYPRESS, Calif.

Three new colors are available: Maizen Blue pearl, Quick Silver metallic and Solar, a vibrant new yellow. New interior cloth fabrics give all models a richer interior feel and appearance. The optional Sun & Sound package for GS model now includes aluminum pedals.

Eclipse is offered as the 4-cylinder GS and the V-6 GT. The GS model's 162-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic. The GT's 265 hp 3.8-liter V-6 produces 262 lb.-ft. of peak torque and is teamed with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed automatic. In both engines, Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) helps to optimize efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range. Both automatic transmissions feature Sportronic™ shifters to allow manual gearshift control.

A rigid platform and 4-wheel independent suspension give the Eclipse sporty road manners and a compliant ride. All models are equipped with standard four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD); the GT features larger, ventilated rear discs and standard 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Eclipse interior combines exotic-looking design with comfort and safety, including standard advanced dual-stage front air bags, seat-mounted side air bags and front seat curtain side air bags. High-back front bucket seats feature integrated, open head restraints for a sporty look and enhanced rear visibility. The 50:50 split-folding rear seatbacks provide cargo versatility.

The available 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system includes SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with a 6-month pre-paid subscription. The system combines AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback capability, PUNCH® control, a six-disc, in-dash CD changer and a 10-in. subwoofer.

Key Specifications
Wheelbase: 101.4 in.
Length: 180.4 in.
Height: 53.5 in. (53.8 in. with 18-in. wheels)
Width: 72.2 in.
Curb weight: GS, 5-speed manual - 3,263 lbs. / GT, 6-speed manual - 3,479 lbs.

Major Standard Features

  • 140-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 playback capability and six speakers
  • 17-in. alloy wheels (GS)
  • 50:50 split fold-down rear seat backs
  • Air conditioning
  • Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors
  • Front seat mounted side-impact air bags
  • Front seat side curtain air bags
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Keyless entry
  • Power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Eclipse GT adds:

  • 265-hp 3.8-liter V-6 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 18-in. alloy wheels with 235/45 R18 tires
  • Active Stability Control
  • Center display with outside temperature and compass
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Electronic traction control
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) head lamps
  • Large rear spoiler
  • Larger ventilated rear disc brakes
  • Fog lamps

Optional Sun and Sound Package (GS and GT):

  • 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, including 6-month pre-paid subscription
  • Aluminum pedals (GS)
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Center display with outside temperature and compass (standard on GT)
  • Glovebox with damper (GS)
  • Illuminated ignition key cylinder (GS)
  • Power glass sun roof
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Rear cargo shelf (GS)
  • Rear window wiper (GS)
  • Windshield shade band (GS)

Optional GT Premium Sport Package (GT Only):

  • 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, including 6-month pre-paid service subscription
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Aluminum scuff plates
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather front seating surfaces
  • Power drivers seat
  • Power glass sun roof
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Machine finish 18-in. alloy wheels

Mitsubishi Eclipse GT (2009)


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