Seat has unveiled an all-wheel drive version of the Leon at this year’s edition of the Vienna Motor Show in Austria. The model will be sold with the “4Drive” moniker and will be available exclusively for the ST variant. Slated to hit Seat’s dealerships this April, the car adopts an AWD arrangement with a new multi-plate clutch which according to the Spanish marque “reacts extremely quickly to all conceivable drive input” Most of the time, power is sent to the front wheels but within a few milliseconds it can be redirected to the rear axle if necessary.
Power will come from a 1.6-liter TDI delivering 105 HP and 250 Nm which grants the vehicle with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 12 seconds en route to a top speed of 116 mph (187 km/h). With this engine it has a fuel consumption of 4.5 liters / 100 km with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km. There’s also a larger 2.0-liter TDI rated at 150 HP which reduces sprint time to 8.7 seconds and increases top speed to 131 mph (211 km/h). This model consumes 4.8 liters / 100 km and has corresponding CO2 emissions of 124 g/km.