Eagle Talon First Generation
1990 to 1994
Gasoline : 1.8-2.0 liters (68-154 kW)
Curb weight :
The Eagle Talon first generation was a sporty car built under the brand name Eagle from the early 1990s.
The Talon was sold under the brand name Eagle , a car brand that Chrysler used to compete with Japanese automakers in the late 1980s after they acquired the brand in 1987 from American Motors Corporation (AMC). The sister models of the Eagle Talon were the Mitsubishi Eclipse and the Plymouth Laser . The two brands Eagle and Plymouth have now been discontinued.
All three models were built at the DSM plant in Normal , Illinois . They had the same platform, that is, the engine, the powertrain transmission, and parts of the body were the same. There were small differences in the wheels, the color palette, the taillights, the bumpers front and rear and spoilers. The roof of the Talon was always black, no matter what color the car otherwise had (even the Mitsubishi Eclipse 1st generation with 2.0-liter engine had a black roof).
The main features of the Eagle Talon were:Two doors Hatchback with tailgate 2 + 2 seats.Front wheel drive with the exception of the best equipment variant with four-wheel drive.Manually switched five-speed gearbox or 4-speed automatic.Two-tone paint.Elevation on the left side of the bonnet to provide enough room for the Mitsubishi 4G63 engine timing belt cover (The base model DL had a smaller engine, but still protruding on the bonnet)
The first generation of the Eagle Talon came in mid-1989 as a 1990 model and was built until 1994. This era of DSM is called the first generation, or simply "1G". But there were two 1G styles: The 1GA models from 1990 to 1991 had sleepy eyes and a "6-bolt" engine, while the 1GB models from 1992 to 1994 had composite headlights with built-in turn signals.
Equipment variants 1G
- Basic model: 1990-1992
- TSi Model: 1990-1994
- TSi AWD Model: 1990-1994
- DL model: 1993-1994
- ES model: 1993-1994
The DL model from 1993/1994 was equipped with front-wheel drive and had a weak 1.8-liter engine (4G37) with 68 kW (92 hp). The ES model (or before 1993 the base model) had the uncharged 2.0-liter engine (4G63) with 99 kW (135 hp). The models TSi and TSi AWD had the same engine, but with turbocharger and 143 kW (195 hp) in the AWD. The front-wheel drive had only 140 kW (190 hp) because of the other exhaust system and the automatic models even only 132 kW (180 hp) with a smaller turbocharger and a smaller injection system.
- 2.0i 16V
maximum speed 200 km/h in fifth gear 200kmh
Maximum power 135 kW (184 hp) at 6000 revs/minute
Maximum torque 169 Nm (17,2 kgm) at 5000 revs/minute
Estimated fuel consumption figures highway 8,1 litres/100 km; city 10,7 litres/100 km.
- 2.0 Tsi
Dimensions and weights: length 4,35 m - Kerb
weight 1260 kg -
Performance: maximum speed 220 km/h.
Power-to-weight ratio 112,69 kW/1000 kg.
- Tsi 16V 4WD
Maximum power 145 kW (197 hp) at 6000 revs/minute
Maximum torque 275 Nm (28kgm) at 3000 revs/minute
Specific power 726 kW/litre (98,6 hp/litre)
4 valves per cylinder type overhead
Double overhead camshaft With rocker-arms
Power-to-weight ratio 103,05 kW/1000 kg
Performance: maximum speed 220 km/h
Fuel consumption figures: highway 9,4 litres/100 kM city 11,8 litres/100 km.
The name of the "6-Bolt" engine, which all Talon had installed until April 1992, comes from the number of bolts connecting the flywheel to the crankshaft. All 1G Talon from 1992 got the "7-Bolt" engine. Both versions (6-bolt and 7-bolt) differ in some details of the engine design.
The 6-bolt engines are prized in the US for their durability, reliability and power potential. The 7-bolt engines, on the other hand, are unreliable and weak due to the frequent occurrence of crankshaft bearing damage (mainly 2G 1995-1997) and the smaller channels in the cylinder head in the US.
Actually, the 7-bolt engine is a normal further development of the engine by the manufacturer, in which some constructive details have been improved (bearing bridges of the crankshaft, attachment of the exhaust manifold). Since all cars with a 4G63 engine (including EVOs) built after 1993 were fitted with a 7-bolt engine, it is reasonable to assume that the crankshaft bearing damage of the 7-bolt-2G is not a construction but a quality defect.
Eagle Talon 1st gen Technical details and specifications (1990-1994)
steel sheet body
3 doors, 4 seats
Unitary body, steel
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
wheelbase 2,47 m
Length 4,33 m
Width 1,69 m
Height 1,306 m -
Ground clearance 16 cm
Kerb weight 1230 kg
Boot capacity 187 dm3.
ENGINE: 2.Oi 16V 1997 cm3
MITSUBISHI front transverse mounting, tilted forward 10°
4 cylinders inline
Bore 85 mm
Stroke 88 mm
Displacement 1997 cm3
Compression ratio: 9:1
Cast iron block and light alloy head
Four valves per cylinder, overhead
Double overhead camshaft, hydraulic tappets (actuated by toothed belt)
Oil filter: full-flow, cartridge type
Fuel system; electronic fuel injection (multipoint) - Automatic choke
Paper type air filter (cartridge)
Electronic ignition Mitsubishi H4T00172
Pressurized liquid cooling
Emission control devices: 3-way catalytic converter with exhaust gas recirculation
Engine: 2.0 Tsi (Turbo)
cylinders inline vertical
Maximum power 142 kW (193 hp) at 6000 revs/minute
Maximum torque 275 Nm (28 kgm) at 3000 revs/minute
Specific power 71,1 kW/litre (96,6 hp/litre)
Four valves per cylinder, V- type overhead
Double overhead camshaft with rocker-arms
Lubrication system total capacity 4 litres
Fuel system: electronic fuel injection
Nippon Kikaki ECI-MULTI with extra throttle valve controlling intake flow
One turbocharger Mitsubishi and air-to-air intercooler
Electronic ignition Mitsubishi H4T000172
Alternator rating 75 A.
Talon 2.0 Tsi 16V 4WD
Fuel system: electronic fuel injection Nippon kaki ECI-MULTI with extra throttle valve controlling
1 turbocharger Mitsubishi and air. to-air intercooler
Alternator rating 65 A Turbo 75 A.
Battery capacity 60 Ah.
TRANSMISSION DRIVE LINE:
front wheel drive
Dry single plate clutch, hydraulically actuated
Gearbox: mechanical, five speed, synchromesh (acting on all gears)
ratios 16V: 1st) 3,363:1 2nd) 1.947:1 3rd)1,285:1 4th)0.939:1 5th)0,756:1 Reverse) 3,083 1
ratios TSI: 1st) 3,083:1; 2nd) 1,833:1; 3rd)1217:1 4th)0.888:1 5th)0.741:1 Reverse) 3,166:1
Intermediate reduction gear with ratio 1,096: 1
Transmission Tsi 16V 4WD: full-time 4-wheel drive
Tsi 16V 4WD Ratios: 1st)3,083:1 2nd)1.684:1 3rd)3.166:1 4th) 0,8331. 5th)0,666:1 Reverse) 3,166:1
Final drive with ratio: helical spur gear
Final drive with ratio 16V 3,941:1
Final drive with ratio TSI 3,438:1
Final drive with ratio TSI 16V 4WD 3,867: 1
Tsi 16V 4WD Limited slip rear dif.
Front suspension: independent wheels, transverse arm, coil spring
Rear suspension: torsion axle, trailing arm and transverse beam (Panhard rod), coil spring
front and rear anti-roll bar Shock absorbers: hydraulic type
Tsi 16V 4WD unitary body with additional rear sub-frame
Tsi 16V 4WD Rear suspension: independent wheels oblique beams, coil spring.
front vented discs, rear discs Hydraulic circuit
pressure regulating valve, power-assisted braking
rack and pinion, servo assisted
automatic, electronically controlled, 4 speed: 1st) 2,846: 1; 2nd) 1,581 : 1; 3rd) - Intermediate 1:1; 4th) Reverse) reduction gear, ratios 1,125: 1
Final drive with ratio 3,563: 1
Eagle Talon 1st gen Production figures (1990-1994)
- 1990: 32,708 pieces
- 1991: 33,537 pieces
- 1992: 27,945 pieces
- 1993: 26,740 pieces
- 1994: 24,040 pieces
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Eagle Talon 1st gen Service Guide (1990-1994)
Front and rear tyres: tubeless radials
205/55 HR 16 Rims 6JJ x 16. Tsi 205/55 VR 16.
Fuel tank capacity (including fuel reserve): 60 litres.
Lubrication system capacity 3,5 litres
Cooling system capacity 7 litres
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