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177kW SEAT blasts into SA

2006-10-27 11:45

Spanish Fly - Leon Cupra now in SA

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer SEAT
Model Leon Cupra
Engine 2.0 T FSI
Power 177kW @ 5700 - 6300 r/min
Torque 300Nm @ 2200-5500r/min
Top Speed 247 km/h
Price R254 000
Johannesburg - SEAT has unveiled the Leon Cupra at the Auto Africa Motor Show and it is ready to battle it out in the hotly contested hot hatch segment.

Under the León Cupra's bonnet is the VW-group's 2.0 TFSI engine with a power output of 177 kW.

This means the León Cupra races from 0-100 km/h in just 6.4 seconds reaching a top speed of 247 km/h.

In terms of in-gear acceleration, the León Cupra goes from 80 km/h to 120 km/h in fifth gear in 6.4 seconds. In sixth gear, this takes 8.2 seconds. Furthermore, it covers the first 1km in only 26.4 seconds.

This hot hatch also looks the racy part with styling features such as 18-inch rims and a polished steel oval tailpipe. On the inside it also gets sporty trim.

Pricing for this Spanish hot hatch is R254 000.


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