The León CUPRA R will come with VW Group's 2.0 liter TSI engine dialed up to 265 hp.
SEAT has announced it will be introducing the new León CUPRA R at the Frankfurt motor show next month and the model will be the most powerful León available Europe-wide.
The León CUPRA R will come with VW Group's 2.0 liter TSI engine juiced up to a comfy 265 hp. That number is achieved partly through the use of a new high-pressure fuel injector and SEAT promises the model will still meeting EU5 emission norms. The only León models available that top that are the very limited León Cupra 310 Limited Edition with 306 bhp sold exclusively in the Netherlands, and the German market-only Leon Cupra Edition with 282 bhp. The standard Leon Cupra comes with the 2.0 liter TSI dialed to 240 hp.
The León CUPRA R will also feature SEAT's XDS system, a self-locking differential that works with the ESP system to improve traction. Seat promises the León CUPRA R will deliver an "easy torque transmission and elasticity" while clocking in its 0 to 100 km/h sprint at 6.2 seconds and maxing out speed at 250 km/h (probably electronically limited, although SEAT does not say).
Consumption is a reasonable 8.1 liters/100 km, considering all the dust-making capabilities of a 265 hp hot-hatch.
19-inch wheels with five double-spokes wrapped in 235/35 tires and a new set superior brakes have been added to compliment and match the performance being generated from under the hood.
On the inside are the bucket sport seats upholstered in gray Alcantara as well as white LED lights on the instrument panel to give the Cupra R a proper touch of sportiveness.
Pricing info and a release date have not yet been made available.