If you think that the Volkswagen Golf GTD
is a tad expensive, take a look at the León FR TDI. VW's
Spanish company, Seat
, offers most of the Golf
GTD's package, including the same engine, a 2.0-liter unit able to produce 170hp, at a slightly lower price. The sad part is that this engine, fitted with common-rail diesel
technology, is the only one in the León line-up that is currently Euro V compliant. In the León FR TDI, drivers get performance along with a few benefits at the pump: when packed together with the dual clutch DSG gearbox, the León manages the same performances as the Golf: 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.2 seconds. On the EU combined test cycle, the FR TDi gets 5.3 l/100 km (44.4 mpg U.S.) with CO2
emissions of 139 g/km.
[Source: Auto News