Leon CUPRA is the brand’s fastest car
FASCINATING dynamics, state-of-the-art technology, stunning design matched with compelling efficiency and perfect everyday usability - the new Leon CUPRA embodies the SEAT brand values in the best possible way. With up to 206 kW / 280 PS, the new CUPRA is not only the clear top model in the very successful Leon family, it is also the brand's most powerful series-production car, and the fastest. The drive and the chassis of the Leon CUPRA guarantee precision driving fun of the highest order. With its extensive equipment and excellent quality, the new CUPRA offers exceptionally good value-for-money. Right from the start, the Leon CUPRA will be offered as a five-door and as the Leon SC CUPRA Sport Coupé. A concentrated package of hi-tech guarantees the enormous performance of the new CUPRA. At the top is the all-new 2.0 TSI engine with dual injection and variable camshaft timing. Depending on the version, it delivers an output of 195 kW / 265 PS or 206 kW / 280 PS. The DCC dynamic chassis control, the front differential lock, the progressive steering, the CUPRA Drive Profile and the standard-fit fullLED headlamps are further examples of its state-of-the-art technologies.
CUPRA stands for power, performance, dynamics - and the new Leon CUPRA fulfils all these promises perfectly. The CUPRA 280 with optional DSG transmission, the brand's top model catapults from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds, and in 5.8 seconds with the manual gearbox (Leon SC). The regulated top speed of 250 km/h is a matter of course. The maximum torque of 350 Newton metres across the wide range of 1,750 to 5,300 rpm guarantees impressive pulling power in every situation. And the CUPRA with 195 kW / 265 PS and a maximum torque of 350 Newton metres is no more than a fraction slower. Its acceleration time stands at 5.9 seconds with manual transmission and 5.8 seconds with DSG (Leon SC).
The CUPRA 280 is visually differentiated by its unique 19-inch wheels with a titanium paint finish, the Aerodynamic Pack with the spoiler on the rear roof edge, CUPRA lettering on the brake callipers and black exterior mirror housings. The trim elements in the cockpit of this top sporty variant are a deep glossy black (or, alternatively, classic chrome). The Equipment - exclusive and individual The Leon CUPRA also states its position as the top model in the SEAT range through the progressive steering, dynamic chassis control, front-axle differential lock, CUPRA Drive Profile and high-performance brake system with 18-inch wheels (CUPRA 280: 19-inch).
The top sports seats in Alcantara, the CUPRA steering wheel and the Media System Plus with a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen are all among the standard interior features in addition to the extensive base equipment of the Leon FR. One particular feature in the CUPRA interior is the ambient lighting. LEDs in the door panels emphasize the contours of the interior design and add to the premium feel of the passenger compartment. At the same time, the ambient lighting offers occupants improved orientation and an even greater sense of spaciousness. The colour of the LEDs can be adapted via the CUPRA Drive Profile - they glow red in CUPRA mode, with the standard setting being white.