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Old 07-07-2010, 03:25 AM   #1
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The US arm of Mitsubishi has today announced a new mid-range version of its high-performance Evolution sedan, dubbed Lancer Evolution X Special Edition, or SE.


Entering the line-up between the Evolution and Evolution MR models, the SE was conceived to offer buyers a little more of the MR's features, without the range-topper's price tag.
Power and performance remain unchanged for the mid-spec model. As with the existing line-up, the SE features the same turbo-charged 217kW and 366Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder DOHC engine.


It also features the MR's TC-SST dual-clutch transmission, offering the same Normal, Sport and Super-Sport driving modes. The MR's Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs are also in play.


Click to read TMR's review of the Mitsubishi Evo X Manual.




Exterior styling, a cross between Evolution and Evolution MR models, is where the differences are most apparent.
The SE gets the regular model's front bumper and 18-inch wheels, while the rear end sees the MR diffuser but the utter absence of a wing. Inside, the regular cloth Recaros sit in place of the MR's leather seats.


With the US being a left-hand-drive market, the SE is unlikely to be made available in Australia. But watch this space.
http://www.themotorreport.com.au/505...-debut-unclear
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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had they offered this model when it was first released i would be driving an evo right now and not the sti. i wanted a gsr with the dual clutch transmission sooooo badly.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:30 AM   #3
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Good news! More choices = more better. Very well could end up with an X in a few years once I'm done tracking my VIII.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:41 AM   #4
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so is this supposed to be cheaper than the X and MR?
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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so is this supposed to be cheaper than the X and MR?
It is an X.

Your desired answer was in the beginning of the article. It sits between the GSR and the MR. It's a GSR with a diffuser, the dual clutch box and the nice suspension.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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so is this supposed to be cheaper than the X and MR?
Can you read. It's priced between the GSR and MR.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:40 PM   #7
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I've said on the Evo forums that this X SE is providing the opposite of what the IX SE did. The X SE is visually a wingless GSR with all of the MR's suspension bits and transmission, while the IX SE had the MR's BBS wheels and aluminum roof while preserving the more reliable five-speed.

I don't think the X SE is a bad idea (as more choices are always better, and I'm sure there was a market that actually did want a dual-clutch Evo at a lower price without having to be content with a Ralliart), but I really think they could've put together a better package for a "Special Edition." The IX SE at least had some unique features (like the deeper front lip, Diamond Black finish on the BBS wheels and red stitching), while this new X SE is just bridging the gap between the GSR and the MR. Even the STI SE had wheels and some suspension goodies from the Spec C to make it unique.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:50 PM   #8
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #9
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^ Weird... as much as I frequent the Evo forums, I never ran into that thread or heard anything about it.

I guess it makes me happier to have a 4G63
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:13 PM   #10
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So what does the MR have that this doesn't?
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
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So what does the MR have that this doesn't?
Front end is a lil different and the leather seats.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:21 PM   #12
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So what does the MR have that this doesn't?
BBS wheels
Alcantara/leather interior scheme (like what the IXs had)
Bluetooth
Body-colored fender vents
Gray grille/bumper (while the GSR's and SE's are black)
710-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system with 6-CD player

I have heard that the HIDs and two-piece rotors are supposed to also be included in the SE.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #13
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^ and a big wing on the trunklid.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:33 PM   #14
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^ I left that off since the MR Touring doesn't have it
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:09 PM   #15
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Nope did you actually read the entire thread? There's no fix for poor tuning. TTP was blowing engines making over 400 wtq and thought they were onto some flaw but they aren't. It's common knowledge that the 4B11 doesn't have the HP ceiling of the 4G63 due to aluminum block and pistons designed for ULEV. The sad truth is that most engine failures have come from faulty Panasonic fuel pump relays causing overly lean conditions that have been updated to Omron relays.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:55 AM   #16
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give me the touring packag with manual shift
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:36 AM   #17
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It's not even funny how much better look that X is compared to the new STI sedan
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^^^I never thought to compare the STI sedan to the Evo X, until now, and you're right. The Evo X does look a whole lot better. You can see where the STI sedan looks "pieced together." The STI sedan is not going to earn any brownie points for looks when comparing it to the Evo X.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:42 PM   #19
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I have to disagree. I think the new sedan looks great; even compared to the Evo X. Buy a Evo X and see what your resale value will be. Interior wise the Evo X is a step down from the Evo IX. The Recaro's Mitsubishi uses come apart at the seat belt pass throughs and do not age well at all. All and all the Subaru is a much better made vehicle. Try getting high whp out of Mitsubishi's MR tc-sst and see what kind of problem you run in to. The Evo is not what it used to be.

I still want a Evo though...
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Buy a Evo X and see what your resale value will be. Interior wise the Evo X is a step down from the Evo IX. The Recaro's Mitsubishi uses come apart at the seat belt pass throughs and do not age well at all. All and all the Subaru is a much better made vehicle. Try getting high whp out of Mitsubishi's MR tc-sst and see what kind of problem you run in to. The Evo is not what it used to be.
The Evo X resale value doesn't exactly plummet, and probably decreases at a similar rate to the STI, so please elaborate on that point.

Regarding the interior, it's MUCH nicer than the IX's interior, and the concerns you have apply specifically toward the GSR's cloth, as the MR uses the same leather/alcantara combination as what was used in the entire IX lineup which is more durable. Other than the issues with the Recaro cloth, the interior is a step up from previous models.

If you want high whp out of an Evo X, then it's fairly obvious that you should get the more durable five-speed and not the TC-SST, which is reminiscent of the hp junkies going for the regular IX rather than the IX MR.
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I have to disagree. I think the new sedan looks great; even compared to the Evo X. Buy a Evo X and see what your resale value will be. Interior wise the Evo X is a step down from the Evo IX. The Recaro's Mitsubishi uses come apart at the seat belt pass throughs and do not age well at all. All and all the Subaru is a much better made vehicle. Try getting high whp out of Mitsubishi's MR tc-sst and see what kind of problem you run in to. The Evo is not what it used to be.

I still want a Evo though...
From someone who owns an VIII,the X has a much nicer interior. You can complain about the increase in size, no 4G63, etc, but the interior is a major improvement over previous Evos.

As far as resale, I cannot comment on the X, but I know resale on my 05' is shockingly good. (Especially since its still mostly stock, with only 33k on the odo)
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Nope did you actually read the entire thread? There's no fix for poor tuning. TTP was blowing engines making over 400 wtq and thought they were onto some flaw but they aren't. It's common knowledge that the 4B11 doesn't have the HP ceiling of the 4G63 due to aluminum block and pistons designed for ULEV. The sad truth is that most engine failures have come from faulty Panasonic fuel pump relays causing overly lean conditions that have been updated to Omron relays.
Thanks for the summary. I've spent >30 min reading almost entire thread there.
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im kinda diggin the SE...especially if the price is right..any word on pricing?
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I'd price it between a GSR with SSS and an MR.
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