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Transmission: six-speed manual gearbox

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Torque: 240 Nm @ 1,750 rpm

Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 53.3 mpg

CO2 emissions: 137g/km

Top speed: 104 mph

Acceleration (0-62 mph): 12.5 seconds

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