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Showcar Mitsubishi i
Showcar Mitsubishi i

The i is a Japanese keicar model from Mitsubishi Motors. The showcar's first appearance was at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003. Another concept car based on the i showcar, known as Se-ro, appeared at the the Tokyo Motor Show in the same year. The i is now ready for sale in Japan from 2006. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Mitsubishi_i_showcar_2003. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Mitsubishi_i_showcar_2003. ... Keicars (K-cars), also called keijidōsha (in Japanese: 軽自動車), are small passenger cars as well as trucks. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (in Japanese: 三菱自動車工業株式会社, in romaji Mitsubishi Jidōsha Kōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha) (TYO: 7211) is a Japanese automobile company, manufacturing an extensive range of cars and trucks (see Fuso). ... Frankfurt Fairground The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Mitsubishi i
Mitsubishi i

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The Mitsubishi i has a rear-midship engine layout and an automatic transmission. This, in conjunction with the very long wheelbase (2.55m) and one box design by Olivier Boulay, leads to a very roomy passenger compartment compared to its competitors. An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the car or truck moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Olivier Boulay is a French automobile designer. ...

The 3-cylinder 4-stroke inline engine with a displacement of 660cm3, a double overhead camshaft with variable valve train known as MIVEC and a turbocharger with intercooler has an output of 47kW (64 horsepower). The word cylinder has several meanings. ... The four-stroke cycle (or Otto cycle) of an internal combustion engine is the cycle most commonly used for automotive and industrial purposes today (cars and trucks, generators, etc). ... Usually found in 4 and 6 cylinder configurations, the straight engine or inline engine is an internal-combustion engine with all cylinders aligned in one row, with no or only minimal offset. ... Jump to: navigation, search A colorized automobile engine The internal combustion engine is a heat engine. ... Engine displacement is defined as the total volume of air/fuel mixture an engine can draw in during one complete engine cycle; it is normally stated in cubic inches, cubic centimeters, or litres. ... A cubic centimetre (cm3) is an SI derived unit of volume, equal to the volume of a cube with side length of 1 centi metre. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ... Variable valve timing, or VVT, is a generic term for an automobile piston engine technology. ... MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing-and-lift Electronic Control) is an automobile variable valve timing technology developed by Mitsubishi. ... Turbocharger Cut-away A turbocharger is a device used in internal-combustion engines to increase the power output of the engine by increasing the mass of oxygen and fuel entering the engine. ... An intercooler is a device used on turbocharged and supercharged internal combustion engines to improve the volumetric efficiency and increase the amount of charge in the engine, thereby increasing power. ... The kilowatt (symbol: kW) is a unit for measuring power, equal to one thousand watts. ... The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. ...

With the engine Start-Stop-System the i is the first car in the world which fulfills the "3l" regulations for gasoline engines. This means the fuel-consumption is only 3l per 100km or in other words it will run 33km per litre of fuel. The litre (spelled liter in American English) is a unit of volume. ... Jump to: navigation, search Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol (abbreviated from petroleum spirit), in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ...

It is also expected that the i will have very good crash strength. And in head-on crashes there is no engine to intrude into the passenger cabin.

Technical data

  • Overall length (mm) 3395
  • Overall width (mm) 1475
  • Overall height (mm) 1600
  • Wheelbase (mm) 2550
  • Track Front(mm) 1310
  • Track Rear (mm) 1270
  • Tire Front 145 / 65R15
  • Tire Rear 175 / 55R15
  • Seats 4

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External links

Mitsubishi i home page【アイ】

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