Outlander PHEV Engine and Motors

Learn all about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV engine and the twin electric motors and what kind of performance you can expect.

New 2.4 Litre engine

High fuel economy. Low CO2 emissions

The Outlander PHEV has a 2.4L 16-valve inline 4 cylinder engine. It has a supremely efficient Atkinson-cycle with a long expansion stroke. This makes it much more efficient, so it offers better fuel economy and less emissions.

What is an Atkinson Cycle engine?

Increased efficiency

This is a type of internal combustion engine invented by James Atkinson in 1882. It increases the efficiency of a four-stroke spark ignition by minimising the intake of fuel during the intake stroke or expansion stroke.

Generator and drive battery

Electric power

The high performance generator transforms the engine power into electricity to recharge the drive battery and assist the motors when needed. The large capacity 13.8kWh drive battery is stored under the floor to maximise interior space and lower the centre of gravity for improved safety and handling.

Twin Electric motors

Better and more responsive

Separately mounted motors on the front and rear axles deliver incredibly responsive 4WD performance with S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) ensuring excellent driving stability.

Front Power Drive Unit (PDU)

Power on the front axle

The first of the intelligent control units that contribute to the Outlander PHEV’s efficiency.

Rear Electric Motor Control Unit (EMCU)

Power on the rear axle

The second of the intelligent control units contribute to heightened efficiency and optimal motor control with instant maximum torque that can outperform a 3.0-litre petrol engine.

Learn how the engine and electric motors work together

In town or short commutes

EV Drive Mode (Electric motor only)

The motors power the vehicle using electricity from the battery, resulting in zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions. The drive mode is quiet, clean and powerful. Maximum speed is 83m/ph


Series Hybrid Mode (Electric motor + petrol engine assistance)

The motors power the vehicle using engine-generated electricity. The engine generates electricity to recharge the battery when the level is low and to increase power when accelerating rapidly or climbing hills.


Parallel Hybrid Mode (Petrol engine + electric motor assistance)

The engine powers the vehicle at high speeds etc, (when engine efficiency is high) with assistance from the motors when extra power is required.

Discover more engine and motor details


Type 2.4L in-line 4 Cylinder 16-Valve DOHC MIVEC Atkinson cycle Petrol Engine
Total Displacement (CC) 2,360
Injection Type Electronically Controlled Multi-Point Injection
Max. Output kW (PS)/rpm 99 (135) / 4,500
Max. Torque Nm (lb.ft)/rpm 211 (156) / 4,500
Emissions Compliance Euro 6d-temp-EVAP-ISC

Fuel System

Fuel Type Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 43


Acceleration 0-62 mph (seconds) 10.5
Max Speed (mph) 106

Electric Motor Details

Front Motor
Rated Output kW (PS) 25 (35)
Maximum Output kW (PS) 60 (82)
Maximum Torque Nm (lb.ft) 137 (101)
Rear Motor
Rated Output kW (PS) 30 (41)
Maximum Output kW (PS) 70 (95)
Maximum Torque Nm (lb.ft) 195 (144)

Battery Details

Type Lithium-ion
Volts 300
Capacity kWh 13.8
Charging times
13 Amp Supply 5 Hours
16 Amp Supply 3.5 Hours
Rapid Charge to 80% 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption (WLTP)

WLTP - MPG - Weighted Combined - litres/100km(mpg) 2.0 (139.7)

CO2 Emissions (WLTP)

WLTP - Combined 46

Electric Energy Consumption

Weighted combined figure
Miles/kWh (KM/kWh) 3.68 (5.92)
Electric Driving Range
WLTP - miles (km) 28 (45)
WLTP City - miles (km) 35 (57)

These figures were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO₂ and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV range

Discover all the models in our Outlander PHEV range, from the Outlander PHEV Verve, to the stylish Outlander PHEV Exceed Safety.

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