The 1.4 TSI unit offers cylinder deactivation, which actually makes this 140 PS engine just as efficient as a much less powerful 1.2 TSI. Official figures claim 0 to 100 km/h takes 8.2 seconds and top speed is 211 km/h (131 mph) for the 5-door version of the Leon with a manual gearbox.
Turkish magazine otomobil.com.tr put the car to the test and found that 0 to 100 km/h took them 8.6 seconds to reach on the first try. That's decent enough for a press car that's been pushed hard.
We also found another video of a similarly set up Leon being pushed to its maximum speed. Not surprisingly, it has absolutely no problem clocking over 200 km/h and at one point shows 215 km/h on the clock.