Leon CUPRA is the brand’s fastest car

Bray People - - MOTORING EXTRA -

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.

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