Seat Exeo ST S

From Seat press: The arrival of state-of-the-art common rail diesel engines in the new Exeo is another major coup for the range. The launch offers three engine choices, one petrol and two diesel, and all three are turbocharged. A smaller output 120 PS 2.0 TDI CR will debut here in the autumn of 2009.

They all comply with forthcoming tough new EU5 emissions legislation, making SEAT’s new saloon the first model in this segment whose entire range is EU5-compliant.

All models are equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, although a 2.0 TSI engine with Multitronic automatic sequential gearbox is in the pipeline.

This, incidentally, also doubles as the most powerful engine in the Exeo range. The 200 PS direct injection dual intercooler turbocharged four cylinder engine delivers a maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,800 rpm, a fuel consumption figure of only 36.7 mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 179 g/km.

All three existing and forthcoming SEAT Exeo common rail diesel engines share the 2.0-litre four cylinder engine basis of the Volkswagen Group, delivering 120 PS, 143 PS and 170 PS.

They all feature piezoelectric injectors for faster injection, and the common rail system that enhances flexibility. Specially shaped pistons improve combustion, and pre-combustion has also been worked on to improve refinement and efficiency.

All are equipped with a DPF particulate filter near the engine, which further improves efficiency. A complete acoustics package has also been developed, where the engine cover and a counter rotating shaft considerably reduce engine NVH.

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