Seat presented the Leon ST CUPRA. The Leon ST Cupra is equipped with a two liter TSI engine delivering 265 hp in the “simple” version and 280 hp in the Cupra 280 version.
In both cases, the torque is the same at 350 Nm and it remains stable from 1,700 rpm up to 5,600 rpm. The engine is combined with either a six-speed manual gearbox, or with the classic, automatic dual-clutch DSG.
With the DSG, the ST Cupra can catch the 100 km/h from standstill in 6.1 seconds while the ST Cupra 280, is 0.1 seconds faster. With the manual gearbox, both versions, are 0.1 seconds slower at 0-100 km/h, with the simple version taking 6.2 seconds and the Cupra 280, 6.1 seconds.
Regardless of version, the top speed of the Leon ST, is electronically limited to 250 km/h. Also regardless of version, the model consumes on average 6.6 liters of fuel with the DSG and 6.7 with the manual transmission, with emissions being at 154 and 157 grams per kilometer respectively.
The Seat Leon ST Cupra, is equipped with the Dynamic Chassis Control system, which is capable of changing the characteristics of the frame within a few milliseconds so that they fit with the road on which the vehicle moves. It is also equipped with electronically controlled differential lock that improves traction and handling while it succeeds to eliminate the torque-steer without having a negative effect on the sense of “progressive” steering.
The standard equipment, includes LED lights (front and rear), sport seats covered with Alcantara, the Media System Plus with a 6.5 inch touch screen and the LED backlighting. Seat will present the Leon ST Cupra in the Geneva auto show in March.