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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

In 2017, SEAT unveiled the most powerful version of a road-car ever produced by the Spanish company: the Leon Cupra R.

It was based on the regular Cupra, but it was closer to the Golf R.

After Volkswagen bought the SEAT brand, it started to slowly increase its image on the market. Even though all of them featured powerplants and transmissions and parts from other Volkswagen Group brands, it had its development strategy that involved racing. Its sportier versions were appreciated by its customers. That made them try a new approach, with the Leon Cupra R.

From the outside, the main difference between the Leon Cupra and the R version was the color. There was a choice of three special colors to chose from Midnight Black, Pyrenees Grey (neither with extra cost), and the exclusive Matte Grey. In the back, under the bumper, the Leon Cupra R featured four exhausts for the four-cylinder engine.

Inside, there were few differences, starting with a better look for the sport-bucket seats. They featured an integrated headrest. But the rear bench was just as regular as in any other SEAT Leon, with a nicer upholstery. The instrument cluster featured some copper-like details, just to remind the driver that that is a Cupra (copper) car.

The 2.0-liter engine offered 310 hp for the manual version and 10 hp less if the car was equipped with the 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch) gearbox.

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SEAT Leon Cupra R 2017 - Present
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.0 TSI 6AT (310 HP)
  • 2.0 TSI 6MT (310 HP)

SEAT Leon Cupra R 2.0 TSI 6AT (310 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0 TSI 6AT (310 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
228 KW @ 5800-6500 RPM
310 HP @ 5800-6500 RPM
306 BHP @ 5800-6500 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1800-5700 RPM
380 Nm @ 1800-5700 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic (DSG)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/35 R 19
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.2 in (4323 mm)
Width
71.5 in (1816 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.7/60.7 in (1,567/1,542 mm)
Wheelbase
103.6 in (2631 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3261 lbs (1479 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4255 lbs (1930 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
158 g/km

SEAT Leon Cupra R 2.0 TSI 6MT (310 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0 TSI 6MT (310 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
228 KW @ 5800-6500 RPM
310 HP @ 5800-6500 RPM
306 BHP @ 5800-6500 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1800-5700 RPM
380 Nm @ 1800-5700 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/35 R 19
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.2 in (4323 mm)
Width
71.5 in (1816 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.7/60.7 in (1,567/1,542 mm)
Wheelbase
103.6 in (2631 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3203 lbs (1453 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4255 lbs (1930 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.8 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
170 g/km
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