Press Release:
New 140 hp 2.0 TDI with four-wheel drive and DPF
* Impressive mix of performance, economy and low emissions
* Capable and confident both on- and off-road
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The SEAT Altea freetrack line has grown with the addition of the 140 hp 2.0 TDI engine, making SEAT’s allroader engine range more complete and versatile. The Altea freetrack delivers excellent performance with moderate fuel consumption, as well as extreme driving pleasure with effective response over any terrain.
The arrival of the 140 hp 2.0 TDI engine is SEAT’s response to the growing demand for combining economical efficient diesel engines with allroad vehicles, which makes the Altea freetrack such an attractive option.
Outstanding performance
The 140 hp 2.0 TDI engine delivers incredible performance, and all the SEAT models equipped with this engine can boast of their efficiency.
Mated as standard to a six-speed manual gearbox, the new engine allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of 193 km/h, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.1 seconds and cover the 1,000-metre ‘dash’ in 32.0 seconds.
This elastic, direct injection turbo engine delivers a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 2500 rpm, giving in-gear acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth and sixth gear in 10.3 and 13.1 seconds.
Naturally, excellent fuel economy goes hand-in-hand with this performance. The combined average figure is 6.5 litres/100 km, which drops to 5.5 litres on the extra-urban cycle. Meanwhile, CO2 emissions are limited to just 171 g/km.
The use as standard of a state-of-the-art DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) helps the freetrack clean up its act still further. The DPF technology helps remove fuel exhaust soot particles which would otherwise remain suspended in the air, attracting other, potentially harmful elements. Diesel engine emissions comprise about 0.3% gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide and nitric oxide, as well as soot.
Four-wheel drive, with Haldex clutch
Created to be as flexible off-road as it is capable on it, the Altea freetrack features part-time all-wheel drive via a Haldex-type clutch arrangement. Its hydro-mechanical connection and electronic control ensures that drive is distributed in a particularly progressive, precise manner.
The Haldex coupling is basically a multi-plate clutch that governs the difference in rotational speed between an input and an output shaft. The shaft which leads from the gearbox serves as the input shaft, while the output shaft is connected to the rear axle via a propshaft.
Under normal conditions, drive is directed entirely to the front wheels. But, when circumstances dictate, as much as 50% can be sent to the rear axle.
Add the car’s innately agile chassis set-up, plus modest front and rear overhangs, and you get a vehicle with an angle of approach of 17.6 degrees and an angle of departure of nearly 23 degrees.
Better still, the use of the 140 hp 2.0 TDI adds only a modest 64 kg to the car’s kerb weight (1,568 kg) versus the standard two-wheel drive Altea, which barely alters the impressive performance stats. The figures speak for themselves: a top speed of 193 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 10.1 seconds and 0 to 1,000-metre acceleration in 32 seconds. On the front-wheel drive version the figures are 196 km/h, 10.2 seconds and 31.9 seconds respectively.
The efficient Haldex system that controls the four-wheel drive means precious little difference in fuel economy, too, with a combined figure of 6.1 litres/100 km on the 2WD and 6.5 litres on the 4WD version.
Brakes are uprated on the Altea freetrack, with larger 260×12 discs (225×10 on the 2WD version), ensuring assured stopping power in any situation.
The following table compares the 2WD Altea with the new 140 hp 2.0 TDI Altea freetrack in terms of performance, fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
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Source: Seat Press Release

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