Let me start with some numbers; 280hp, 350nm of torque, 0-100km/h is completed in either 6 or 6.1 seconds depending on what gearbox one chooses and a top speed of 250km/h. This is all achieved with the help of a 2.0L turbo charged petrol engine which can be mated to either a 7-speed DSG or 6 speed manual gearbox. What is it? Well the SEAT Leon ST Cupra of course, Seats answer to the fast estate car. You’re probably saying now that weighs something bonkers because it’s an estate car but SEAT says it’s just over 1400kg. CO2Â emissions come in at just 154g/km for the DSG and 157g/km for the manual.
The Leon ST Cupras purpose is to have good performance and be practical at the same time. As you can see from the figures above, it’s fast. Is it practical? Well it boasts 5 doors and 1,470litres of boot space.
The Leon ST Cupra can be upgraded with a Performance Pack. This includes Brembo brakes, 19 inch rims in either Orange or Black, Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tyres and side trim strips. The looks can be further enhanced by the Line Pack which gives customers the option to customise the mirror housings, front grille frame, rims and the Cupra logo on the rear boot lid. Colours available are White, Black and Orange for this pack.
Standard on the Cupra are full LED headlights and rear lights, rain and light sensors and automatically dimming rear-view mirror. Cruise control, Climatronic and high beam assist are also fitted to the Cupra. The interior includes Sport seats in Alcantara, Cupra steering wheel and Media System Plus with a 5.8 inch touch screen and not to forget ambient lighting. LEDs in the door panels add to the mood, glowing red in Cupra mode or white being the standard setting.
The Seat Leon ST Cupra is on sale now in Ireland.