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 Mitsubishi Pajero (2300 Diesel Turbo)
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The Pajero inherited the rough-road driving prowess of the storied Jeep marque, taking the impressive credentials of that brand and adding further refinement and performance to create a new type of versatile and modern 4-wheel drive vehicle for ordinary drivers and passengers.
Its main characteristics were as follows:
(1) Low weight, thanks to a compact total length of 3.9 m and a small engine, which combined with a body shape with a low wind drag factor to achieve high performance and low fuel consumption.
(2) Durability to withstand large inputs from the road and long periods of use due to stiffening underfloor reinforcement rails. Reliability and endurance was further guaranteed by improving water and corrosion resistance.
(3) Excellent handling and rough-road prowess as a result of the following features: an optimized front-rear weight distribution; front independent suspension; large approach angle, departure angle and ramp break-over due to short overhangs; and large tires, which gave it a high ground clearance.
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Storage location:MITSUBISHI MOTORS CAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (1, Nishishinkiri, Hashime-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken 444-8501)
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Year manufactured:1982
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Manufacturer:Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:In storage: open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Pajero (2300 Diesel Turbo)
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Company name:Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
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Year manufactured:1982
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Vehicle type/usage:Multi-purpose 4WD
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Mitsubishi Motors, Okazaki
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Model / Weight
Style:Metaltop wagon
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:2 (Without luggage: 5)
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Vehicle weight:1,450 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Steel sheets
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Bumpers:Provided
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Overall length:3930 mm
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Overall width:1680 mm
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Overall height:1865 mm
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Tire size:H78-15-4PR
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Features:Compact size with an overall length of 3.9 m
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:All welded ladder type
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Front axle:Torsion bar independent suspension
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Rear axle:Rigid leaf spring
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Wheelbase:2350 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1400×1375 mm
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Steering:Ball nut type
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Driving stability devices:LSD
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Features:This vehicle surpassed passenger cars in comfort and roominess. It was capable of driving through 500 mm-deep water.
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:OHC
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Bore x stroke:91×90 mm
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Displacement:2346 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:95 ps/4200 rpm
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Supercharger:Turbocharger
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Fuel tank capacity:60 L
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Fetures:With silent shaft, engine type: 4D55 diesel turbo
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:5-speed floor shifter
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Drive system:4WD
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Mitsubishi Technical Review, Vol. 19, No. 3
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