Seat Ibiza MK3 Cupra

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Description

The third generation Ibiza (Typ 6L) was a B-Segment car launched in 2002 and received a minor facelift in 2006. It was based on the VW Group’s PQ24 platform, like the VW Polo 9N, but featured a more sporty styling, designed by Walter de Silva. The model line up included two performance variants, the warm hatch Ibiza FR and the hot hatch Cupra.

The Seat Ibiza MK3 FR launched in 2004, fitted with a turbocharged 1.8 liter engine producing 150 hp (110 kw) of power and 220 Nm of torque. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 8,4 seconds and could reach a top speed of 216 km/h (134 mph). Visually, the FR version was distinguished by the body coloured plastics on the bumpers, the silver mirror caps, the circular elements of the headlights, the silver background of the tailights, the 16 inch alloy wheels, the body coloured spoiler lip, and the twin exhaust pipes. In 2006 the car was facelifted, and the visual changes included a redesigned front bumper with larger air intakes and a more sporty rear bumper. Inside, the car featured updated trim with higher quality materials, sporty seats and FR badging on the steering wheel and gear knob.

The more sporty Seat Ibiza MK3 Cupra launched in 2004, fitted with a higher output version of the turbocharged 1.8 liter engine producing 180 hp (132 kw) of power and 245 Nm of torque. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,3 seconds and could reach a higher top speed of 229 km/h (142mph). In addition, the car featured a sportier suspension setting and ESC (electronic stability control). Visually, the Cupra version was distinguished by the fully redesigned front and rear bumpers with larger honeycomb grille and aggressive styling, the lowered ride height, the 17 inch wheels, the larger rear spoiler and the oval exhaust pipe.

 

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Additional information

Model

Seat Ibiza MK3 Cupra

Production

2004-2008

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1781 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

180

Power (kw)

132

Power (@rpm)

@5800 rpm

Torque (Nm)

245

Torque (@rpm)

@2000 rpm

0-100km/h

7,3

Top Speed (km/h)

229 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

142 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,9

CO2 (g/km)

190 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1177 kg

Length

3952 mm

Width

1699 mm

Height

1440 mm

Wheelbase

2461 mm

Front Track

1422 mm

Rear Track

1412 mm

Boot Space

266

Tire Size

205/40 R17

Front Brakes

312 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

232 mm Discs