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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse At-A-Glance

2008 Mitsubishi EclipseThe new-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe combines thrilling design and performance with outstanding value to offer the sport coupe customer an attainable exotic. New for 2008, limited-production Special Edition models will be available with either the V-6 or 4-cylinder engine. The SE models combine an exclusive aerodynamic body package, a unique exterior graphic treatment and interior enhancements.

The Eclipse GT gains standard 18-inch alloy wheels for 2008, and the SE V-6 includes Active Stability Control (ASC). SIRIUS® Satellite Radio is now added with the available Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Audio system, including a 6-month pre-paid subscription. All models for 2008 gain a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Eclipse is offered as the GS and the high-performance GT. The GS model’s 162-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic. The GT’s 3.8-liter V-6 produces 263 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of peak torque and is teamed with a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed automatic. Both engines employ Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) to help optimize efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range.

Both Eclipse automatic transmissions feature Sportronic™ shifters to allow manual gearshift control.

A rigid platform enables the 4-wheel independent suspension to give the Eclipse sporty road manners and a compliant, comfortable ride. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models, with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), plus larger, ventilated rear discs on the GT.

Eclipse combines exotic-looking interior design with comfort and safety, including standard advanced dual-stage front air bags, seat-mounted side air bags and front seat curtain side air bags. Eclipse’s high-back front bucket seats feature integrated, open head restraints for a sporty look and enhanced rear visibility. The 50:50 split-folding rear seatbacks provide cargo versatility.

The available 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system combines AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback capability, PUNCH® control, a six-disc, in-dash CD changer and a 10-in. subwoofer. It is one of the most powerful factory-installed mobile audio systems available and plays all types of music with stunning clarity and impact.

Key Specifications
Wheelbase: 101.4 in.
Length: 179.7 in.
Height: 53.5 in. (53.8 in. with 18-in. wheels)
Width: 72.2 in.
Curb weight: GS, 5-speed manual – 3,274 lbs. / GT, 6-speed manual – 3,483 lbs.

Major Standard Features

  • 140-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 playback capability and six speakers
  • 17-in. alloy wheels (GS)
  • 50:50 split fold-down rear seat backs
  • Air conditioning
  • Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors
  • Front seat mounted side-impact air bags
  • Front seat side curtain air bags
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Fog lamps
  • Keyless entry
  • Power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Eclipse GT adds:

  • 263-hp 3.8-liter V-6 engine and 6-speed manual transmission
  • 18-in. alloy wheels with 235/45 R18 tires
  • Center display with outside temperature and compass
  • Electronic traction control
  • Larger ventilated rear disc brakes

Optional Sun and Sound Package (GS and GT):

  • 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, including 6-month pre-paid subscription
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Center display with outside temperature and compass (standard on GT)
  • Glovebox with damper
  • Illuminated ignition key cylinder
  • Power glass sun roof
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Rear cargo shelf
  • Rear window wiper
  • Windshield shade band

Optional GT Premium Sport Package (GT Only):

  • 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, including 6-month pre-paid subscription
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Aluminum scuff plates
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather front seating surfaces
  • Power drivers seat
  • Power glass sun roof
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Sword Silver lipless 18-in. alloy wheels

SE Models:

  • 18″ wheels, Sword Silver finish
  • Active Stability Control (V-6 version only)
  • Aluminum scuff plate
  • Front chin spoiler
  • Graphics package
  • Large rear wing
  • Leather seating
  • Unique interior color combination

Source: Mitsubishi

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