SEAT Leon SC 2.0 TDI Achieves 66.38 MPG in UK Economy Marathon

The SEAT Leon SC FR is not the first car you think of when somebody says "economy run". What's more, having a 2-liter turbo engine in it sounds downright wasteful, but the SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG proved itself fast and frugal by winning its 2013 Fleet World MPG marathon with a 66.38 mpg result.
SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG 1 photo
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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.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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