2014 Seat Leon Cupra and Cupra 280

Seat has launched the new performance-orientated Leon Cupra. Offered with a choice of two body styles, two engine outputs and two transmissions, the line-up comprises five different versions.

All use a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine and come with a mechanical front axle differential lock for improved traction and the elimination of torque steer. Also included in the specification are a dynamic chassis control device which lets the driver tweak the suspension settings, progressive power steering and an electronic stability control system that can be partially or fully deactivated.

Seat Leon SC Cupra 280 (2014) Front Side

Distinguishing the Cupra from other Leon variants are its restyled bumpers, 18” alloy wheels, full LED headlights and rear privacy glass. The interior features Alcantara upholstery, front sports seats, aluminium pedals and a unique steering wheel design.

Furthermore, Cupra 280 models are also equipped with satellite navigation, larger 19” titanium-coloured alloys, black door mirror caps, a rear roof spoiler, red brake calipers and gloss black cabin trim pieces.

Seat Leon Cupra 280 (2014) InteriorSeat Leon Cupra 280 (2014) Rear Side

Prices range from £25,690 to £28,525. By comparison the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which is noticeably slower than the Seat thanks to its relatively humble 217 bhp (162 kW / 220 PS), costs between £26,125 and £28,195.

2014 Seat Leon Cupra - Specifications and UK Pricing
Model SC Cupra 3-door SC Cupra 280 3-door SC Cupra 280 DSG 3-door Cupra 280 5-door Cupra 280 DSG 5-door
Power 261 bhp (195 kW / 265 PS) 276 bhp (206 kW / 280 PS)
Torque 350 Nm (258 lb/ft)
0-62 mph (100 km/h) 5.9 secs 5.8 secs 5.7 secs 5.8 secs 5.7 secs
Top speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
Combined cycle 44.1 mpg (6.4 l/100km) 44.1 mpg (6.4 l/100km) 42.2 mpg (6.6 l/100km) 44.1 mpg (6.4 l/100km) 42.2 mpg (6.6 l/100km)
CO2 149 g/km 149 g/km 155 g/km 149 g/km 155 g/km
OTR price £25,690 £26,940 £28,225 £27,240 £28,525

The 2014 Leon Cupra is available to order now in the UK. Customer deliveries are scheduled to begin this coming March.

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