Seat Leon 2009 vs BMW 3 series 2005

Seat Leon
2009 - 2013
BMW 3 series
2005 - 2007
Body: HatchbackSedan
The hatchback generally has more luggage space thanks to a larger trunk door opening and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into luggage space. Sedans tend to be quieter than hatchbacks, due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.9 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 105 HP122 HP
Torque: 250 NM280 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.9 seconds11 seconds
Seat Leon engine produces 17 HP less power than BMW 3 series, whereas torque is 30 NM less than BMW 3 series. Despite less power, Seat Leon reaches 100 km/h speed 0.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.55.6
Real fuel consumption: 5.5 l/100km6.3 l/100km
The Seat Leon is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Seat Leon consumes 1.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the BMW 3 series, which means that by driving the Seat Leon over 15,000 km in a year you can save 165 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Seat Leon consumes 0.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than the BMW 3 series.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres61 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1220 km in combined cycle1080 km in combined cycle
1410 km on highway1380 km on highway
1000 km with real consumption960 km with real consumption
Seat Leon gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)Rear wheel drive (RWD)


Length: 4.32 m4.52 m
Width: 1.77 m1.82 m
Height: 1.46 m1.42 m
Seat Leon is smaller, but slightly higher.
Seat Leon is 21 cm shorter than the BMW 3 series, 5 cm narrower, while the height of Seat Leon is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 341 litres460 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data460 litres
BMW 3 series has more luggage space.
Seat Leon has 119 litres less trunk space than the BMW 3 series.
Turning diameter: 10.7 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Seat Leon is 0.3 metres less than that of the BMW 3 series.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8201`950
above average

above average
Seat Leon has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data BMW 3 series has serious deffects in 285 percent more cases than Seat Leon, so Seat Leon quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 44004600
Pros and Cons: Seat Leon has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • fewer faults
BMW 3 sērija has
  • more power
  • roomier boot
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