6G7x family

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The 6G7x family of engines is a series of 60 º V6 engines designed by Mitsubishi for a variety of applications. The 6G7x has been used in front, rear and all-wheel drive applications. As with the Sirius family there can be many variants within a single model of enigne.

All variants feature a cast iron engine block and alluminium cylinder heads with belt driven overhead camshafts.

As with many other Mitsubishi engine families, the 6G7x was also used in Hyundai and Chrysler vehicles.


The rarest of all 6G7x series engines, the 6G71 was a 2.0L single overhead cam V6 with 2 valves per cylinder. It has a displacement of 1998cc with a 74.7mm bore and 76mm stroke. The only variant of this engine was a version fitted with a supercharger for the 1987 Debonair V


The 6G72 has been produced in many different variants. It is a 3.0L V6 displacing 2972cc and has a 91.1mm bore and 76 mm stroke. All versions featured roller rockers and a one piece main bearing assembly.

The single overhead cam 12 valve (2 per cylinder) version was used in the Second Generation Magna/Verada and the single overhead cam 24 valve (4 per cylinder) version was used in the Third Generation Magna/Verada. For information on these engines see their respective pages.

There have been versions of the 6G72 which have been produced with double overhead camshafts with 24 valves, twin turbochargers and double overhead camshafts with MIVEC. Some versions also feature Mitsubishi Variable Intake Control.

When used by Hyundai the SOHC version was called G6AT (3.0S) and the DOHC version was known as G6HA (3.0D) or G6HCX

In Australia the engine has been used in:

  • 6G72 SOHC 12v: Second Generation Mitsubishi Magna/Verada, Mitsubishi Pajero, Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Starwagon, Hyundai Sonata
  • 6G72 SOHC 24v: Third Generation Mitsubishi Magna, Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Challenger.
  • 6G72 DOHC 24v: Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Grandeur


The 6G73 engine is a 2.5 Litre V6 displacing 2497cc with a 85.3mm bore and 76mm stroke, This engine was only ever produced with double overhead camshafts (with 24 valves) (SOHC in Chrysler applications), but strangely enough was available with both fuel injection and carburettor versions.

Hyundai also used this engine and designated it as G6AV. It was not widely used in vehicles on the Australian market.


The 6G74 is a 3.5 Litre engine displacing 3497cc. It has a bore of 93mm and a stroke of 85.8mm. The engine was available in single and overhead camshaft versions, all with 24 valves. Some versions of the engine also featured MIVEC and/or GDI. The engine was used in the Third Generation Magna/Verada.

The engine was also used by Hyundai and designated as G6AU and G6HC (3.5D).

In Australia the engine was fitted to:

  • SOHC - Third Generation Mitsubishi Magna/Verada, Mitsubishi Pajero
  • DOHC - Mitsubishi Pajero, Hyundai Terracan, Kia Sorento


The 6G75 is the latest addition to the 6G7x family. It is an 3.8 Litre V6 displacing (3828cc) with a 95mm bore and 90mm stroke. All versions of the engine have 24 valves, some with single overhead camshafts, some with double overhead camshafts. Some versions of the engine also feature MIVEC.

In Australia the engine was used in:

  • SOHC - Mitsubishi 380, Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Pajero
  • DOHC - Mitsubishi Pajero
3 cylinder
3A9x 3A90 3A91 3A92
4 cylinder
Neptune 4G41 4G42
Orion 4G11 4G12 4G13 4G15 4G17 4G18 4G19 G4ED
Sirius 4G61 4G62 4G63 4G64 4G67 4G69
Astron 4G51 4G52 4G53 4G54
Astron II Original Revised
Saturn 4G30 4G31 4G32 4G33 4G37
4G9x 4G91 4G92 4G93 4G94
4A9x 4A90 4A91 4A92
4B1x 4B10 4B11 4B11T 4B12
Inline 6
Saturn 6 6G34
6G7x 6G71 6G72 SOHC 12v 6G72 SOHC 24v 6G72 DOHC Early 6G74 Late 6G74 Ralliart 6G74 6G75
6A1x 6A10 6A11 6A12 6A13
6B3x 6B31
8A80 8A80