SEAT has introduced the new Leon ST 4Drive at the Vienna Motor Show.

SEAT has introduced the new Leon ST 4Drive at the Vienna Motor Show.

Set to go on sale in April, the model has been equipped with an all-wheel drive system that has a newly developed multi-plate clutch that "reacts extremely quickly to all conceivable drive input, thus delivering a considerable benefit in active safety and dynamics." The system sends most of the power to the front wheels but can redirect some it to the rear wheels within a "few milliseconds."

Under the hood, two different engines will be available. The 1.6-liter TDI produces 105 HP (77 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 12.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 187 km/h (116 mph). In terms of efficiency, the wagon averages 4.5 L/100km (52.2 mpg US / 62.7 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.

Moving up to the 150 HP (110 kW) 2.0-liter TDI rewards buyers with a 0-100 km/h time of 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 211 km/h (131 mph). The extra oomph comes at a cost as the model averages 4.8 L/100km (49 mpg US / 58.8 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions of 124 g/km.

 

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