The SEAT Exeo range continues growing with the arrival of the Multitronic gearbox associated to the Diesel engine range. The Spanish model is now available in showrooms equipped with the 143 hp 2.0 TDI CR engine and the convenient automatic sequential Multitronic gearbox that comes with steering wheel mounted shift paddles. Both the sedan and station wagon Exeo versions are the perfect choice for both executives and families on the go.
One of the main novelties to be found on the Exeo and Exeo ST range is a repositioned rear seat configuration that increases passenger legroom by 44 mm with no reduction in comfort levels or cargo space in the boot.
The SEAT Exeo range includes four petrol engines – the 120 hp 1.8 TSI, the 160 hp 1.8 TSI, the 200 hp 2.0 TSI and the 210 hp 2.0 TSI, as well as three Diesel variants – the 120, 143 and 170 hp 2.0 TDI CR equipped with the DPF particulate filter and common rail technology. They are all mated to a manual six-speed gearbox, except the 143 hp 2.0 TDI CR engine, which can also come equipped with the seven-speed Multitronic gearbox, and the 200 hp 2.0 TSI, which is only available with the automatic Multitronic transmission, and they all comply with strict EU5 emissions legislation.
The Multitronic gearbox for relaxed, effortless motoring
The breakthrough arrival of the Multitronic gearbox to the Exeo Diesel engine range results in the unique combination of the powerfully responsive 143 hp 2.0 TDI CR engine with the convenience of an automatic transmission. This persuasive alternative gives customers relaxed, effortless motoring as well as a rewarding, dynamic driving experience when they want it.
This system uses electronically mapped CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), whose gradual operation is designed to provide nearly infinite gear ratios instead of a distinct number and allows the engine to operate in its most efficient range.
The Exeo sedan equipped with the 143 hp 2.0 TDI CR engine and Multitronic gearbox provides the following magnificent performance levels – a top speed of 208 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 9.3 seconds and 1,000 metre acceleration in 30.7 seconds. On the other hand, the figures for the Exeo ST stand at a top speed of 201 km/h, 9.6 seconds for 0 to 100 km/h acceleration and 31.2 seconds to cover a standing kilometre.
Furthermore, the common rail system greatly contributes to delivering better engine performance, considerably low noise levels and reduced fuel consumption and emissions figures. The Exeo and the Exeo ST equipped with the 143 hp 2.0 TDI CR engine and Multitronic gearbox deliver a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.8 l/100 km and 153 g/km of emissions.
The car’s functionally sporty image is enhanced with Multitronic shift paddles mounted within fingertip reach behind the steering wheel for convenient and effortless progress and greater confidence.
Full range of equipment
The SEAT Exeo and the SEAT Exeo ST equipped with the 143 hp 2.0 TDI CR engine and seven-speed Multitronic gearbox are available in either Style or Sport trim options, both of which come with a full array of standard features. The Style version includes seven airbags, two climate control units, ABS + TCS, ESP with EBA emergency braking, trip computer, low tyre pressure warning, front and rear power windows, foglights, chrome roof rails (on the Exeo ST), remote-controlled central locking, cruise control, Bluetooth, volumetric alarm with tilt sensor, front seats with lumbar support, front/rear armrest + 2 cupholders, auto-dimming rear view mirror, CD MP3 radio with 8 speakers and Aux-in connector, rollaway parcel shelf (on the Exeo ST), rear mesh divider (on the Exeo ST), chrome window frames + glossy B/C pillar bars + aluminium inserts on interior door sills, front passenger and rear window seat Isofix anchoring points with additional Top Tether (only above rear window seats), parking position door mirrors + rear parking sensor + rain sensing wipers + acoustic glazing on windscreen + Coming Home, multi-functional leather steering wheel, USB connector, 225/45 tyres on 17 inch alloy wheels, and a storage pack that includes drawers beneath front seats + right side boot mesh pouch + ski bag + 12V boot socket + 230V central console socket + carrier bag tether hooks in the boot (on the Exeo ST).
Move up to Sport trim and add the following – dark glass, sports seats, dual zone climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights (including LEDs on rear light clusters), sports suspension and the electric 3 pack, which features front parking sensor + air quality sensor + remote boot opener + electric rear window sunshade + colour Dot Matrix screen.
Enticing optional equipment
Several optional elements contribute to enhancing driving pleasure on board the Spanish mid-size sedan. One example is the premium Bose sound system, specifically engineered for the Exeo, which features ten speakers and a 190 watt output. This audio system delivers a highly crafted sound performance in any listening environment.
The Bose audio system is included in the Radiant and Extreme packs. Radiant is available on Style trim and further features Bi-Xenon headlights + AFS + headlight washers and an iPod connection, while Extreme can only be found on Sport trim and also includes 18 inch ‘Fenix’ wheels as well as an iPod connection.
Other optional equipment found on the Exeo range include the SEAT Media System E navigator with full colour screen and DVD mapbase, electric front seats, sliding sunroof and noise-proof side windows. Additionally important to mention is that SEAT pays special attention to passenger safety, so the Exeo is available with up to nine airbags.