Warm hatch achieves more than 60mpg and sub-120g/km CO2 emissions
20 January 2010

Seat’s sporty Ibiza FR range is now available with a diesel engine.

The 141bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel unit ensures the warm hatch is capable of achieving more than 60mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 119g/km.

Seat Ibiza FR TDI official pics

It can get from 0-62mph in 8.2sec and go on to reach a top speed of more than 130mph. It comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

Other standard features include climate control, ESP with a ‘virtual’ limited-slip differential built in and FR styling details inside and out.

The Seat Ibiza FR TDI is available in both three and five-door guises and deliveries will start in March. It will cost from £16,465.

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20 January 2010

[quote Autocar]The 141bhp 1.6-litre turbodiesel unit[/quote] Is that right? Everyone was expecting the 140 version of the 2.0CR. If right, 140bhp from a 1.6 diesel is cracking!

20 January 2010

It is the 2.0 CR TDI - It's been available on the configuator since 1st Jan.

I'm suprised Autocar haven't made a bigger deal of the fact it's the first 'sporty' Ibiza that comes with a manual box rather than the disappointing DSG.

Shame you can't get the 1.4TSI in manual or 5-door.

20 January 2010

[quote Abarthuk.com]Shame you can't get the 1.4TSI in manual or 5-door. [/quote]

Yeah I agree. It's the way it's going though it seems. In 10 years time manuals will probably be a distant memory. Have you tried a DSG? Quite impressive but somehow removes the fun.

20 January 2010

This is another classic AutoCar article with errors on the details, its the 2.0 TDI, not a 1.6 TDI. That aside, this looks like a cracking motor for the money with great performance and economy. £30 tax is a bonus.

20 January 2010

Now then Skoda stop the nonsense and relaunch the Fabia vRS

20 January 2010

[quote BMWdriver]Now then Skoda stop the nonsense and relaunch the Fabia vRS[/quote]

They are with the same 1.4TSi engine as the Ibiza and later the CR 2.0 TDi 143. The main issue with the Ibiza FR TDi is the price, It is more expensive than the 1.4TSi DSG but I do like the Ibiza and has been quite a success for SEAT along with the updated Leon and Exeo.

20 January 2010

More expensive to own and run than the petrol, less power, less usable torque, less fun, less style, more heavy...

20 January 2010

[quote beachland2] More expensive to own and run than the petrol, less power, less usable torque, less fun, less style, more heavy...[/quote] While if I was in the market I'd buy the TSI over the diesel, the diesel does make sense. Resale values are likely to be higher, making back most of the extra cost of purchase, if not all of it. Economy is significantly better (18mpg - more than makes up for the extra cost of the fuel), tax is lower (£90 a year), more torque in everyday driving etc. What if you want a small hatchback but cover a lot of miles, the torque of that diesel is going to make motorway and a road driving unbelievably easy.

20 January 2010

the 1.4tsi torque to weight will be about the same as the 2.0 diesel. But the petrol has a more flexible and usable band of torque and power, more rev range.

will wait until the parkers petrol vs diesel tool updates to see how many miles you need to do for how many years before the break is even.

20 January 2010

Just as an example

Skoda octavia 2.0 SE diesel vs 1.4TSI SE petrol...

Extra cost to buy£2,973
Saving per 1000 miles£19.74
Miles to break even150,627
Time to break even
at 12,000 miles per year
13 years


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