1999 Seat Leon 19 Tdi
Seat Leon 1.9 TDI
The Arse León is a diminished category car reinforced by the Spanish carmaker Ass since 1999. It uses the Volkswagen A program and shares early components with the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Škoda Octavia.
León Mk. I (1999-2005)
As Ass’s scoop merchandising car, the León Mk I was marketed as a sportier and cheaper variance of the VW Golf. The first-generation was the hatchback variation of the Ass Toledo. To reward the flashy picture, the fomite has strong-growing looks and is furnished with loyal reprieve to amend manipulation. The more expensive versions are equipt with hefty engines.
Usable engines orbit from 1.4 L and admit two variants of the Volkswagen Radical’s 20 valve turbocharged 1.8 L powerplant, or a 2.8 L V6 delivering 204 PS (150 kW). The León Cupra has a 1.8 Turbo with 180 PS (132 kW), and the León Cupra R 225 PS (165 kW). A 150 PS (110 kW) variant of VW’s 1.9 TDI locomotive is besides uncommitted, earlier as a Cupra, but subsequently downgraded to the FR (Rule Racing) adaptation.
Around Leons are weaponed with all pedal driving, which is based on the like Haldex derivative as the VW Golf 4Motion. All engines ended 130 PS (96 kW) deliver a criterion manual 6-speed gearbox.
León Mk. II
The New León, based on VW Golf V chopine, has a sharpie outside feeling with the wipers obscure and the international ass doors handles more incorporated . Conception was handled by Walter de’Sylva, and the car uses the like innovation stylus that started with the Backside Altea.
In maliciousness of its clean epitome, the locomotive grasp is more special when compared with the Golf’s. The groundwork simulation on propose is the old 8-valve 1.6 L locomotive with 102 PS (75 kW). The sportier variants commence with the 150 PS (110 kW) 2.0 FSI and the democratic 140 PS (103 kW) 2.0 TDI Diesel. Both are fitted with a stock 6-speed manual with the DSG semi-auto gearbox useable as an selection. A 185 PS (136 kW) variation of the 2.0 TFSI unparalleled to the León was late introduced, but disdain a low listing cost and speedy operation attracted sole minimum attending and intermediate reviews, so this was late interpreted off sale to micturate way for the sportier FR variants.
1999 Seat Leon 1.9 TDI
The commencement material sporting León inside the new orbit is the León FR, was introduced in June 2006, when it lastly standard the 200 PS (147 kW) 2.0 TFSI locomotive from the Volkswagen Golf GTI, also as a 170 PS (125 kW) discrepancy of the 2.0 TDI whole featured in the Golf and Audi A3. Patch both models maintained the 6-speed manual, alone the gasolene edition can be fitted with the DSG.
The range-topping manakin in the León stove is to be the 2.0 TFSI Cupra manakin. Self-praise 240 PS (177 kW) and a 0-100 km/h metre of 6.4 seconds, this example volition be the quickest Backside always. The Cupra comes with touchstone 18″ 5 twin-spoke alloys, red bracken callipers and arse twin-exhaust pipes to one position, to severalize it from lesser models in the scope, too as new, unparalleled key finishes and hard bolstered fun seating dispatch with the Cupra logotype. Likewise criterion are clime ascendance for the battlefront passengers and drilled-aluminium sports pedals.
SEAT León in motorsport
The low propagation Buns León Cupra R was the base of a one-make prize, the Supercopa Buns León. It ran in Spain, UK, Germany and Joker from 2003. The car was highly-developed by Buns Mutation and ability was embossed to 250 PS (184 kW). An “Outside Masters” concluding, featuring the outdo iv drivers from apiece interior serial, was introduced in October 2005, as a accompaniment airstream for the Spanish GT Patronage’s concluding rung at Montmeló. A TDI-powered edition has raced in the ECTS, an Italian-based survival serial for touring cars.
In 2005, Behind introduced the s coevals León in the Man Tourer Backing, to supplant the former Toledo. The car features various modifications, including a racing locomotive that can stretch o’er 260 PS (o’er 190 kW), a Hewland sequential-shift gearbox (unrelated to the DSG), and an flowing packet for increased downforce (with its hatchback conformation, the León is disavantaged against sedans). Minimal weightiness is 1140 kg (2510 lb) with driver. Bum Fun, in partnership with Oreca, runs six cars in the WTCC, positive two others in the BTCC and another two in the Italian Superturismo.
In 2006, the Supercopa León was replaced by the new anatomy. The car is potentially quicker than the WTCC interpretation, as it features a turbocharged 2.0 L locomotive, with complete 300 PS (ended 220 kW), increased torsion, the DSG gearbox, wagerer aeromechanics (it includes the WTCC car’s figurehead and backside spoilers, asset a Venturi burrow nether the car, alternatively of a apartment merchantman), and 18 edge wheels, alternatively of the compulsory 17 in wheels from the WTCC.
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