Seat Leon MK3 Cupra R

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Description

The third generation of the Seat León (Typ 5F) is a C-Segment car launched in 2012, available in both 5 door and 3 door bodystyles and based on the VW Group’s MQB platform.

Following the launch of the Leon Cupra 265, 280, 290 and 300, Seat launched the top of the range limited edition Leon Cupra R at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Only 799 Leon Cupra R (MK3) were produced – 300 of them were equipped with the 6-speed DSG transmission and the 300 hp 2.0 TSI engine, while the remaining 499 were equipped with the 6 speed manual transmission and the slightly more powerful 310 hp 2.0 TSI engine. Other modifications included sportier exhaust, specifically tuned electronic shock absorbers known as Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), VAQ self locking differential with hydraulic function and electronic control, wider tracks, negative camber, tougher engine and gearbox mounts, Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres and larger Brembo brakes.

Visually, the Leon Cupra R featured a unique bodykit with details finished in copper, new front bumper with larger air intakes, wing mirrors, extended wheel arches, 19 inch alloy rims, carbon fibre front splitter, carbon fibre roof spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and exclusive double exhaust pipes. Thanks to the redesigned bodykit, the downforce was increased while at the same time the aerodynamic efficiency was improved by 12.5%. The car was only available in Midnight Black, Pirineos Grey and the exclusive Matte Grey. Inside, the limited edition featured the serial number engraved on the console, 8 inch screen, full bucket seats, Alcantara steering wheel and gearshift, copper stitching, copper details on the dashboard and optic foil covered door panels.

 

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Additional information

Model

Seat Leon MK3 Cupra R

Production

2017-2018

Segment

C

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1984 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

310

Power (kw)

228

Power (@rpm)

@5800-6500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

380

Torque (@rpm)

@1800-5700 rpm

0-100km/h

5,5

Top Speed (km/h)

250 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

155 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,3

CO2 (g/km)

170 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1378 kg

Length

4236 mm

Width

1816 mm

Height

1423 mm

Wheelbase

2596 mm

Front Track

1593 mm

Rear Track

1530 mm

Boot Space

379

Tire Size

235/30 R19

Front Brakes

370 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

310 mm Discs