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2005 Seat Leon vs. 1979 Seat 124

To start off, 2005 Seat Leon is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Seat 124. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Seat 124 would be higher. At 1,895 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Seat Leon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Seat Leon (154 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 1979 Seat 124. (64 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Seat Leon should accelerate faster than 1979 Seat 124. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Seat Leon weights approximately 446 kg more than 1979 Seat 124. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2005 Seat Leon (320 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Seat 124. (90 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2005 Seat Leon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Seat 124.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Seat Leon 1979 Seat 124
Make Seat Seat
Model Leon 124
Year Released 2005 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1895 cc 1197 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 154 HP 64 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 90 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 3700 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1376 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4070 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2430 mm


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