Seat Leon 1.4 TSI FR 150 hp ACT is able to satisfy everyone; a quick and comfortable while GTI, ideal for long trips, very agile and austere city. The car that fits all.
Seat Leon FR 1.4 TSI ACT which we are concerned in this test is not exactly the most modest version of the range. It is a fair middle ground that makes it more interesting if possible. That mechanical 1.4 TSI already knew from other cars and in various configurations powers. And all you have always loved. Is one of the engines designed round by the VW Group. But he had never tried is the disconnection system cylinders ACT which now offers this engine and the Lion arrives with this interesting power 150 hp. So compelling was made to complete a long-term test with mechanics with this technological innovation.
At Seat Leon FR 1.4 TSI ACT he ACT system (Active Management cylinders) deactivates the cylinders 2 and 3 provided between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm, the pair between 25 and 100 Nm, and always at low or medium load throttle pedal gas. All this sounds great, but I was curious to see how it works. Feeling the ACT system first person circulating in all situations. Well, the result is I can not say anything. Why You do not feel anything. No notes that you bring something special to the engine. You do not perceive in any way that the cylinders are disconnected. Just know that this is happening because notifies you on the dashboard when disabled. But do not notice anything, or change mode sound engine, drop in performance, nothing. And this is the best news.
At Seat Leon FR 1.4 TSI ACT the only time when noticeable that the cylinders are deactivated is when you go to the gas station. He consumption is reduced a figure calculated as the manufacturer 0.4 liters / 100 km average. Although it all depends on the situation and driving it done. For example, at a constant speed of 50 km / h in 3rd and 4th gear it is announced that savings is 1 liter / 100 km; and in 5th gear at 70 km / h low consumption 0.7 liters / 100 km. These are official figures but we have found them to be so. This system allows disconnection cylinder gasoline engine approach the consumption of a diesel or most basic fewer cylinders and engine mechanics. Because the ACT system can have a supercharged four-cylinder engine rightsizing when we need good power and a two-cylinder 700 cm3 to save when we do not demand much energy to move.
With the Seat Leon FR 1.4 TSI ACT we have the best of two worlds: the power of a GTI and the consumption a utility twin. With this engine the icing on the cake of the new Seat Leon is achieved. Because not waiver much less a brilliant performance. Not forget that hide under the hood 150 hp, which, as we have seen, many more. In the dynamometer we have achieved nothing less than 165.6 CV maximum power, which is 10% more than what the manufacturer says. Do not check in horses missing for sporty driving if desired, because, as mentioned, the frame can all. Especially with this FR version and optional 18 “wheels riding our unit, with which the stability limit is extremely high. Not to mention the torque which is surprising for its displacement. Almost We have reached 30 mkg barely 1,850 rpm, but that the torque curve is above 25 mkg from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. Furthermore turns up very well, which is why the maximum power gets close to the cut at 6,300 rpm.
With the Seat Leon FR 1.4 TSI ACT we have a round version of a model rounder yet. Although, as best final conclusion, after conducting such a thorough test for a month, do not want to return the car … then it is that the car is very good. And that’s what happens to this Leon 1.4 TSI FR 150 CV ACT.
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