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Specifications: 2012 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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Wheels24, says editor LES STEPHENSON, gets lots of comments from the uninitiated about "bloody 4x4 drivers". So, thanks to Mitsubishi, their Pajero team, a small fleet of Pajero Sport manuals and the Groenewald family who own and run the Klipbokkop mountain resort. this is what REAL 4x4 owners do for fun.

How many of you go barreling out of Cape Town on the N1 and, as you pass through the glaciated depths of the Breede River Valley and pass the town of Worcester, look up at the stark circle of mountains and wonder...

“What must it be like up there?”

Which is why so many city-bound folk own a 4x4; they wanted to get up there to find out. And a vehicle such as Mitsubishi’s 2012 Pajero Sport – especially given its low and very-low 4x4 manual gear ranges – is ideal for the job.

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Type: 3.2-litre Intercooled Turbo-Charged DI-D
Fuel supply system: Direct Injection Diesel
Max power 120kW @ 3500rpm
Max torque: 343Nm @ 2000rpm
Compression ratio: 9.8
Bore x stroke: 98.5x105mm
Fuel type: Diesel

Type: Five-speed manual

Maximum speed: 178km/h

Overall length x width x height (mm): 4695mm x 1815mm x    1840mm
Wheelbase: 2800mm
Minimum ground clearance: 215mm

Passengers: 7
Fuel tank: 70 litres

Type: Power steering
Minimum turning radius: 5.6 m

Front: 254mm ventilated discs
Rear:  272mm ventilated discs

Front: Double wishbone coil springs with stabiliser bar
Rear: Three-Link coil springs with stabiliser bar


Wheels: 265/65 R17
Tyres: 17.5J x 17 light alloy rims

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