SEAT has taken the wraps off an updated Leon CUPRA which has gained an additional 10 PS (7 kW).

SEAT has taken the wraps off an updated Leon CUPRA which has gained an additional 10 PS (7 kW).

It was only last week when SEAT infused more power into the Ibiza CUPRA and now they are doing the same thing with the larger Leon CUPRA which carries on the four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, but it now generates an extra 10 PS for a grand total of 290 PS (213 kW). Torque has remained the same at 350 Nm, but the good news is it's now available across a broader range from 1,700 to 5,800 rpm.

In terms of performance, the Leon CUPRA 280 equipped with the six-speed manual transmission will run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.8 seconds whereas the version featuring the optional DSG is 0.1s quicker and both of them are electronically-capped at 155 mph (250 km/h). Those who want the best of the best can order the Sub8 Performance Pack which adds exclusive 19-inch orange wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and Brembo brake calipers.

Aside from gaining more power, the updated Leon CUPRA 280 also benefits from a revised exhaust system providing an "even more refined tone." The other goodies have been carried over, including the front axle differential lock, dynamic chassis control and the CUPRA drive profile. All cars come with full LED headlights, LED taillights, Alcantara upholstery, 6.5-inch touchscreen with sat-nav and LED ambient lighting.

SEAT doesn’t say when the revised model will be available, but chances are that will happen very soon.

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