SEAT Leon SC 2.0 TDI Achieves 66.38 MPG in UK Economy Marathon
This result is a 3.39% improvement on the official 64.2 mpg. The 340 mile trip was completed y two British drivers, Drivers Victor Harman and David Hancock, who say they were quicker than most of the other cars in their class.
Normally, hyper-milers like to use really small engined cars and manual gearboxes. But the 2.0-liter 150 hp engine was just as good because it came with standard stop-start. The advantage of having a DSG gearbox is that it hold the lowest possible gear while coasting, which means the friction of engine braking doesn't stop you too fast.
It's nice to know SEAT's fuel economy claims aren't just theoretical and can be achieved or beaten in real life, not like some Japanese cars we won't name. It's amazing to think this very car is also capable of 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds.