Mitsubishi Colt GTi-16V
|Production||1988 to 1992|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||1.6L ,1.8L I-4 16V|
Mitsubishi Colt C50, third generation appeared with the GTi-16V Perhaps not one of the better known of the hot-hatch brigade, the Mitsubishi Colt 1600 GTi-16V, to give it it's full name, was introduced in mid-1988 as a replacement for the Colt Turbo model later also as a Colt 1800 GTI-16V .Fitted with five-speed gearbox, the petrol engines and a regulated catalyst and ABS.
The exact reasons for Mitsubishi discarding the turbo philosophy in favour of multi-valves are not clear, but with such sophistications as Mitsubishi's ECI-MULTI electronic fuel injection system, plus the low-friction roller bearing rockers, the new Colt possesses adequate, if not electrifying performance.
As with many 4- valve per cylinder engines, though, low down torque is not a strong point and this car gives away 33 1b ft of it to the previous model. The chassis features front struts and a 3 link torsion-beam rear suspension including frequency responsive damping.
Mitsubishi provide the usual hot-hatch requirements such as power steering, sports seats, electric windows, central locking, sports alloy wheels etc., and as with any Mitsubishi, build quality and refinement are guaranteed.
- 1.6 GTi 16V, DOHC (4G61), 91 kW (124 hp), torque 142 Nm at 5000 rpm, (04.1988 to 02.1990)
- 1.8 GTi 16V, DOHC (4G67), 100 kW (136 hp), torque 162 Nm at 5000 rpm, (03.1990 to 03.1992)
- Length:3950 mm
- Width:1670 mm
- Height:1380 mm
- Wheelbase: 2385 mm
- Curb weight :1155 kg