The new 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280 DSG managed to smash the Nurburgring lap record for a FWD (front wheel drive) car. The hot hatchback managed to do a lap in under 8 minutes, which makes it the first FWD production model below that barrier.
The current record was held by Renault Megane RS Trophy, which stopped the clock at 8 minutes and 8 seconds, but the new Cupra 280 needed just 7 minutes and 58.4 seconds.
2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280 is p
What do you get when you take a Spanish fashion house and a Spanish car make (that's actually supervised by a German company) and put mash them together. Why, the Glam Beige Seat Mii by Mango special edition of course. It's the one car that will make its début on a fashion show rather than on a car show. That is to say, the 080 Barcelona Fashion event (27-31 January).
On the outside, the Mii special edition distinguishes itself with a special set of dark grey 15 inch alloy wheels, grey elect
Today the Vienna Autoshow kicked off for a 3-day run. To be honest, there isn't much hype around it. Seat, however, are taking the opportunity to debut and showcase their up-and-coming Leon ST 4Drive. That last bit means permanent four-wheel drive.
Seat's 4Drive setup is pretty much identical to VW's 4MOTION system which we discussed last week: the same Haldex 5 coupling, EDS dynamic control, and an extended differential lock (XDS without the '+'). It's only natural, really. Afterall, Volkswa
The quickest and most powerful series production car in Seat’s range is finally here. Seat Leon Cupra 280 is the top car of a five-strong family. It is capable of achieving less than 6 seconds acceleration time for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, while at the same time managing to deliver 44.1 mpg fuel consumption on average.
Leon Cupra comes as standard with a mechanical front axle differential lock, a progressive steering system, DCC dynamic chassis control and two-stage deactivation of the electronic stabili
Seat Leon Cup Racer is a high-performance race car and it contributes to brand’s motorsport tradition. The car will enter a total of six race events in six European countries, where the car will be renamed as Seat Leon Eurocup.
The Eurocup vehicle will offer customer teams a great driving experience for the 2014 season. It runs on 18-inch wheels and sports a new front end which has been specifically designed for optimum aerodynamic efficiency and maximum airflow to the engine and brakes.
At the rear, the wh
Bad news? Your friendly “family hatchback with the size of an MPV” Seat Altea Copa is no more. Well, actually the Capo edition edition itself is gone. Instead, you now get the universal I TECH edition. Both, the Altea and the Altea XL (like the Altea but bigger) will be sold now exclusively as I TECH editions with bundles of equipment and, as the name suggest, technology.
The newly added set of goodies consists of 16-inch titanium finish alloy wheels, front parking sensors, a color TF
JE Design has announced their latest project based on 2013 Seat Leon FR. The hot hatchback gets both – styling and performance ugprades.
The exterior features a lot of carbon fiber elements including a front spoiler, side skirts and a rear bumper insert. The price for the complete set is €1,369. In the five-door hatchback, you can opt for a roof spoiler – 357. There are also two stainless steel tailpipes on both sides, each with a diameter of 80 mm. The complete stainless steel muff
JE Design has announced their latest project based on the 2013 Seat Leon SC. The hot hatchback gets styling and performance upgrades as well.
The 2.0 liter TDI is boosted to 210HP (154 kW) and 430Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 26HP and 50Nm. 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 228 km/h (142 mph). The entire performance boost from JE Design is available for €1,990.
The tuning company also offers an aerodynamics package in carbon look for €1,035. The front spoiler is €417, the si
Seat has published a video on Youtube with the recently introduced 2014 Leon ST, which is expected to hit the market later this year.
After the introducing of Skoda Octavia Combi and Volkswagen Golf VII Variant, Seat responded with the Leon ST which seems to have the best design. Of course, all of them share same suspension, engines and some other technical issues. The 2014 Leon ST boasts 587-liter cargo capacity, which is the smallest, but it can be expanded to 1,470 liters once the rear
Seat has announced the new 2014 Leon ST, which which now comprises five-door hatchback, three-door SC and five-door ST estate.
2014 Seat Leon ST boasts a 587-litre boot, and with the rear seats folded flat its load capacity extends to 1,470 litres. It has the same wheelbase as the 5-door hatchback but the rear overhang has grown by 270mm to offer more luggage space. The additional length has increased weight to 1,233 kg (2,718 lbs), so it is 45 kg heavier than the 5-door model, but still the "lightest estate
SEAT Leon is now going to be equipped with new Technology Pack, which will add to the standard specifications ground-breaking full-LED headlights. They will be added to the new model (its SE or FR specifications) at absolutely no price if it is ordered until the end of September.
The Navigation System option also includes an upgraded high-resolution colour touchscreen. The latter features a clever proximity sensor which detects when a hand is moving towards it. Then it activates additional on
SEAT has unveiled the Leon Cup Racer that embodies the manufacturer’s commitment to motorsport.
The hot hatchback has been turned into a real racing car. It is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol with 330HP and 340Nm of torque. The power is put on the road through 6-speed DSG automatic or a sequential racing transmission powering the front wheels. The Leon Cup Racer is an uncompromising track machine.
The Leon Cup Racer gives a very clear indication of what a SEAT cup car race
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