Seat Leon MK2 Cupra

Description

The second generation of the Seat León (Typ 1P) was a C-Segment car launched in 2005 with a 5-door hatchback bodystyle. The car was designed under Walter de’Silva’s supervision and was based on the VW Group A5 (PQ35) platform that also underpinned the VW Golf V.

The second generation of the performance version, Seat Leon Cupra, was launched in 2006 and received a facelift in 2010. It was fitted with a turbocharged 2.0 liter TFSI engine producing 240 hp (177 kw) of power, and 300 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful Seat production car at its launch. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 6,4 seconds, covered the first 1000 meters in 26,4 seconds and could reach  a top speed of 247 km/h (153 mph).

 

The car featured a sporty tuned suspension and chassis, a modified power steering system with a sharper feel, larger brakes and tuned exhaust system with richer sound.

Visually, the Leon Cupra featured a unique front bumper with larger air intakes, 18 inch wheels, ebano black mirrors, a sporty rear bumper with black finished lower section, a rear diffuser, Cupra badging and polished steel oval exhaust pipe. Inside it featured bucket seats, black trim, leather perforated steering wheel, sporty gear stick, white instrument panel and the metal pedals. In 2010, the car received a facelift that included redesigned bumpers with a more angular look, new 18 inch alloy wheels, redesigned hatch and tailights.

 

 

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Additional information

Model

Seat Leon MK2 Cupra

Production

2006-2012

Segment

C

Doors

5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1984 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

240

Power (kw)

177

Power (@rpm)

@5700 rpm

Torque (Nm)

300

Torque (@rpm)

@2200 rpm

0-100km/h

6,4

Top Speed (km/h)

247 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

154 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,6

CO2 (g/km)

200 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1350 kg

Length

4315 mm

Width

1768 mm

Height

1458 mm

Wheelbase

2578 mm

Front Track

1534 mm

Rear Track

1516 mm

Boot Space

340

Tire Size

225/40 R18

Front Brakes

345 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

286 mm Discs