Seat Leon MK1 Cupra R

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Description

The first generation of the SEAT León was a C-Segment car that launched in 1999 with a 5 door hatchback bodystyle, based on the VW Group A4 (PQ34) platform (like the VW Golf IV and the Audi A3).

The Seat Leon Cupra R launched in 2002 as the most powerful version of the first generation Leon. The car was fitted with a turbocharged 1.8 liter 20V engine producing 225 hp (165 kw) of power and 281 Nm of torque, mated with a 6 speed manual transmission. It  accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 6,9 seconds and could reach a top speed of 237 km/h (147 mph). It also featured firmer suspension to improve handling and larger brakes.

Visually, the Leon Cupra R featured a redesigned bodykit that included a sporty front bumper with larger air intakes, front splitter, rear spoiler, unique 18 inch wheels, extended side sills and body coloured rear bumper with an oval tailpipe. Inside, the cabin was largely carried over from the fist generation Audi A3, featuring a sporty instrument cluster with white background and red lighting, three spoke steering wheel and aluminium pedals.

 

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Additional information

Model

Seat Leon MK1 Cupra R

Production

2002-2005

Segment

C

Doors

5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1781 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

225

Power (kw)

165

Power (@rpm)

@5900 rpm

Torque (Nm)

281

Torque (@rpm)

@2200 rpm

0-100km/h

6,9

Top Speed (km/h)

237 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

147 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,9

CO2 (g/km)

213 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1320 kg

Length

4183 mm

Width

1742 mm

Height

1440 mm

Wheelbase

2512 mm

Front Track

1501 mm

Rear Track

1481 mm

Boot Space

340

Tire Size

225/40 R18

Front Brakes

320 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

256 mm Discs