2010 Seat IBE Concept review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 2 March 2010 , 15:03:45 byDan

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Seat IBE Concept

Seat developed the IBE Concept car, a model that uses the zero-emissions drive of the future in a sporty and dynamic concept for urban mobility. The car delivers an enticing perspective on the ongoing development of Seat design. It also has a very low bonnet and a long roof line which make it a classical sporty model. The short front overhang and muscular rear end with almost no overhang work together with the 19-inch wheels to underscore the powerful and compact look of the car. The front end is characterized by full-LED headlamps that are as sophisticated in their design as they are distinctive. The entire front end takes a powerful V form that then carries on through the bonnet. The Seat logo is situated on a trapezoidal functional surface. The alternative drive enables an extremely high degree of consistency in the design and this is how it was possible to stretch the V-shaped bonnet a lot flatter across the front end than would have been possible with an internal combustion engine. The entire vehicle is free from ornamentation as good design needs no decor. The IBE is an all-electric vehicle capable of producing 75 kW and 200 Nm of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in 3.4 seconds, to 80 km/h in 6.3 seconds and to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 160 km/h. Seat is a vehicle manufacturer with a particularly high degree of expertise in environmentally friendly technologies. The next step in their strategy is the Leon Twin Drive ECOMOTIVE. Its lithium-ion battery can be charged at a regular electrical socket and has a range fully-charged of around 50 kilometers. The development target is the all-electric vehicle, with the Seat IBE concept car serving as a taster.