New SEAT Ateca 2020

Powertrains: Petrol and diesel engines designed to maximise efficiency

Martorell, 15 June 2020

A range of powertrains boost efficiency whether customers chose petrol (TSI) or diesel (TDI), with each designed to deliver the highest levels of performance and driveability, while also reducing emissions, giving customers the right combination of vehicle and engine to match their needs.


Four petrol options are available.

A three-cyclinder 1.0l unit which produces 81kW/110PS of power, and linked to a manual transmission. This engine uses a Miller-cycle combustion process and variable geometry turbocharger to take efficiency to the next level in this displacement size engine.

The Miller-cycle optimises valvetrain control with early closure of the inlets combined with a higher compression rate and turbocharging to better control the air-fuel mixture, to improve efficiency by up to 10%.

Available with a power output of 110kW/150PS, the larger capacity four-cylinder 1.5l is available with both manual and DSG dual-clutch transmissions. It integrates Active Cylinder Management; in some driving conditions, the engine works with only two cylinders to reduce the fuel consumption and maximise efficiency.

The most powerful petrol option is a 140kW/190PS 2.0l unit always linked to a DSG dual-clutch transmission and 4Drive all-wheel drive system.


Diesel remains a key technology in the Ateca’s powertrain line-up, and with the introduction of the new version of the Ateca, the offering has been adjusted to offer a greater balance between dynamism and efficiency.

The 1.6l TDI units that were previously available with the lower output (85kW/115PS) have been replaced with 2.0l TDI engines; in addition to offering better performance (more torque and maximum power available in a wider range of rpms), the 2.0 TDI allows for significant emission reduction.

The line-up includes a 2.0l engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission with a power output of 85kW/115PS.

A more powerful 110kW/150PS unit is also available, linked to either a manual or DSG dual-clutch transmission. The 110kW/150PS unit is also available with 4Drive all-wheel drive (exclusively with the DSG transmission).

All TDI units introduce a new twin dosing SCR system that includes dual AdBlue injection to reduce significantly NOx emissions compared to previous generation diesel engines. The result is a range of diesel engines that meet the strict requirement of Euro 6AP emissions standards.

Powertrains offer summary :

4 Petrol options :

-         1.0 TSI 81kW/110PS, manual gearbox

-         1.5 TSI 110kW/150PS, manual gearbox

-         1.5 TSI 110kW/150PS, DSG gearbox

-         2.0 TSI 140kW/190PS, DSG gearbox & 4Drive


4 Diesel options :

-         2.0 TDI 85kW/115PS, manual gearbox

-         2.0 TDI 110kW/150PS, manual gearbox

-         2.0 TDI 110kW/150PS, DSG gearbox

2.0 TDI 110kW/150PS, DSG gearbox & 4Drive