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New Cupra R

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Press release.

AT THE UPCOMING FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

SEAT is exhibiting the León CUPRA R - the apex of sportiness

•265 hp 2.0 TSI engine, the most powerful in the history of SEAT

•Impressive looks of a feisty, sporty competition vehicle

•Effortless control provided by the electronic self-blocking XDS mechanism

SEAT is beginning the second half of the year with the same punch as it ended the first half, keeping up with the launch of new products that are making the Spanish brand's range the freshest and youngest on the market.

This year's Frankfurt Motor Show, being held from 17-27 September, is the backdrop for the unveiling of SEAT's new León CUPRA R, the sportiest, most powerful model in the company's history thanks to its awesome 265 hp 2.0 TSI engine and a long list of exclusive interior and exterior detailing that redefine its stunning new looks and personality.

The CUPRA R crowns the León's sportiest range, providing a tempting offer of both equipment and engine line-ups.

High-tech, high-speed performance

The new CUPRA R has earned a special chapter in SEAT's history book. Equipped with a 265 hp engine, it is the brand's most powerful car, and matches the output of the champion SEAT León TDI raced at the WTCC. These credentials are revealing of SEAT's new model's excellent performance output and figures.

The focal point on the new León CUPRA R is its 265 hp direct injection 2.0 TSI engine. Its main characteristics are its tremendous power, easy torque transmission and elasticity. The car's new engine also features a new, high-pressure fuel pump injector to satisfy its greater performance demands, while fully complying with strict EU5 emissions standards.

The new León CUPRA R powerhouse delivers performance levels worthy of a WTCC car - a top speed of 250 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in barely 6.2 seconds. It also covers a standing kilometre in only 25.7 seconds. These competition-class figures are achieved with the fuel efficiency of only 8.1 litres on average to cover 100 km.

The high level of exclusivity of SEAT's new model is easily identifiable on both the outside and inside by the distinctive letter ‘R' readily visible on the central grille and at the lower right of the hatch, the right instrument dial and the remote control key. The exclusive CUPRA logo graces the front bumper on the lower left, the centre of the hatch, the steering wheel and the seat backrests.

Further distinctive detailing on the CUPRA R that underlines its racing spirit are the spectacular 19 inch, five double-spoke wheels shod with 235/35 tyres. The wheel assembly also enables a set of generous 17 inch 345 x 30 mm front disc brakes with 16 inch 286 x 12 mm at the rear given the greater braking capacity needed by a car that harnesses 265 hp beneath the bonnet.

The interior features eye-catching competition styled bucket seats in grey alcantara upholstery, white LED lighting on the instrument dials, a leather multi-functional steering wheel and an aluminium pedal arrangement. With its prevailing shades of black, the passenger compartment of SEAT's new model is as comfortable as any higher segment car, and the view from the driver's seat is as impressive as the cockpit of a race car.

The CUPRA R version displays an extensive line-up of standard equipment, including ABS + TCS, ESP + EBA, electronic self-blocking XDS, front airbags, 2 side airbags, 2 head airbags, passenger airbag disconnection, rear window seat Isofix anchoring points, low tyre pressure warning, automatic lights on, rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensor, cruise control, tri computer, cornering foglights, dual zone climate control and CD radio + MP3 + 8 speakers + MDI, among others.

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As i said in another thread it will put pressure on the GTI as it will be a similar price and have standard kit that will be optional on the GTI.

One thing that dissappointed me with this car is that they have not done anything to differentiate it from the FR and the Cupra whereas the MK1 LCR looked and still does IMO look the business. I thought they may have at least put on the "chav" K1 kit

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True, If i could just get over the looks its just not my taste. Reminds me of Mr potato head.

I do like the Ibiza Cupra but im not a fan of the twincharge engine i have tested in the golf. If they had stuck the GTI engine in the ibiza i would own one without question.

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Also I'm not keen on the interior in the MK2 Leon, very cheap looking IMO.

I agree the new Ibiza Cupra is a very nice looking car and would be a real goer with the EA888 engine +++

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Oh no, not loving that at all. I'm pleased to see others think the same as me, and that is that the mk1 is a bit of a looker from most angles. Not fond of the rear 3/4 but I love everything else on mine.

A real callenge is what to replace my mk1 with ... no real alternatives that I can see short of an RS4 or M3 if I wanted a performance upgrade within a decent marque.

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I actually think it looks ok. I'd have to see what the build quality is like inside, but other than that, I think they have done everything right (apart from the fact they missed off the haldex.....) Doh!

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If you can live with the looks and the interior it will be good value +++

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