Seat Altea XL Adds 1.8 TFSI to Range

Business Materials 30 April 2007 13:42 (UTC +04:00)

( Worldcarfans ) - The Altea XL has been the most recent model to join the SEAT range, and it is also the first model equipped with the totally new 160 hp 1.8 TFSI engine. This new and enhanced 1.8 litre engine uses turbo-charged petrol direct injection technology that has been tried and tested on other SEAT engines.

The more compact engine block takes up less space in the engine bay, and the new counter-rotating shaft arrangement results in reduced vibrations for lower noise levels.

The 1.8 TFSI also sets new power and torque standards. Its turbo charger and the new engine management provide even faster response at low revs, enabling the torque to flow more gradually. Its maximum torque of 250 Nm is available throughout a wide rev range, from 1500 to 4200 rpm.

Powered with this engine, the Altea XL reaches a top speed of 210 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds. The engine's elasticity gives it 80 to 120 km/h in-gear acceleration of 10.4 and 13.3 seconds in fifth and sixth gears. Consumption levels have been registered at 10.5 litres in city driving, 6.2 out of town and only 7.7 combined for every 100 km.

As a result, the Altea XL 1.8 TFSI is positioned as an interesting petrol engine alternative, combining excellent performance, contained fuel consumption levels and great driving pleasure.

With this new engine, the Altea XL offer includes two petrol (the already mentioned 1.8 160 hp 1.8 TFSI and an additional 102 hp 1.6) and three diesel versions - the 105 hp 1.9 TDI, the 140 hp manual or DSG 2.0 TDI and the 170 hp 2.0 TDI.