Featuring variable valve lift (VVL) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, the 1.5L 473QE aluminum engine meets power expectations for its displacement while breaking new ground with its efficiency.
The modern engine offers peak power of 107hp at 5,800rpm and peak torque of 107lb-ft at 4,800rpm--enough to push the big sedan up to a maximum speed of 170km/h, but while still promising as much as 16km/l efficiency in city driving.
High, stable platform
With high minimum ground clearance of 170mm, the L3 sedan has the posture to handle rough road patches as well as wet weather hazards. And with its long 2,615mm wheelbase mounted on McPherson struts and a slightly wider tread up front, and a torsion beam suspension with trailing arm in the rear, the big sedan's handling from it's high clearance remains surprisingly smooth and stable even when cornering.