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£196 - SEAT LEON HATCHBACK 1.9TDi S Ecomotive

posted on Jul 21 2009 by Kyle McWilton

£196 - SEAT LEON HATCHBACK 1.9TDi S Ecomotive

SEAT are committed to making the cleanest, most-efficient engines possible. The New SEAT Leon Ecomotive comes equipped with one of the most efficient and innovative engines in the SEAT range; the 1.9 TDI 105PS.

This marvel of engineering has seen further improvements to its electronic management; optimising the central control unit and tweaking the gear ratios resulting in reduced CO2 emissions by 14.3% to 119 g/km. The addition of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), fitted as standard, plays its part too by reducing the soot particle emissions of diesel engines to prevent harm to living organisms. About 0.3% of the emissions from diesel engines consist of gasses such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide, nitric acids as well as soot.

Thanks to the engine control, the filter is constantly monitored and activated to reduce particle emissions. In layman's terms the DPF needs no maintenance during the cars life. Meaning a cleaner atmosphere... and a cleaner conscience. Those clever engineers at SEAT have also been tinkering with the gear ratios making them 8.2% longer overall.

The first and second gear ratios remain the same while the third, fourth and fifth have been lengthened reducing emissions by about 7 g/km. SEAT have also managed reduce the weight, no mean feat for a car with such a distinguished record of safety and comfort. Shaving it down to a lean 1.320kg, which means a remarkable 6% reduction from the previous weight. Another concession to make this as efficient and eco-friendly as possible is lower resistance tyres, making it possible to mount 195/65 tyres on 15-inch wheels or 205/55 tyres on 16-inch alloy wheels. However SEAT being SEAT, they are not prepared to compromise when it comes to engine performance, and engine torque of 250 nm at 1,900 rpm, the 1.9 TDI still delivers excellent acceleration (taking you from 0-100 in 10.9 seconds) and cracking a top speed of 115mph where the law permits.

Furthermore, this ultra-efficient engine can travel 100km on only 3.9 litres of fuel, allowing it to cover almost 1,500 km without refuelling. Neither were they prepared to compromise on equipment levels, which is why the New Leon Ecomotive engine is now available in a choice of trim levels. The New Leon Ecomotive S is a well appointed car with standard specification that includes air conditioning, electric front windows (one touch with antisqeeze) and body-coloured bumpers, mirrors and door handles. The New Leon Ecomotive SE takes equipment levels higher still with highlights including Dual Zone Climate Control, cruise control, electric front and rear windows (one touch with anti-squeeze) and 16" Enea alloy wheels. For the latest Seat car leasing offers, please visit our website.

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