1999 Seat Leon
The Bottom León is a pocket-sized category car reinforced by the Spanish carmaker Arse since 1999. It uses the Volkswagen A chopine and shares over-the-counter components with the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Škoda Octavia.
León Mk. I (1999-2005)
As Ass’s trump merchandising car, the León Mk I was marketed as a sportier and cheaper variation of the VW Golf. The first-generation was the hatchback variant of the Backside Toledo. To reward the jazzy epitome, the fomite has fast-growing looks and is weaponed with fast hiatus to meliorate treatment. The more expensive versions are equipt with sinewy engines.
Useable engines reach from 1.4 L and admit two variants of the Volkswagen Grouping’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) variation of VW’s 1.9 TDI locomotive is too usable, primitively as a Cupra, but afterwards downgraded to the FR (Pattern Racing) variation.
About Leons are equipt with all bike cause, which is based on the like Haldex derivative as the VW Golf 4Motion. All engines terminated 130 PS (96 kW) sustain a stock manual 6-speed gearbox.
León Mk. II
The New León, based on VW Golf V program, has a cardsharp outside feeling with the wipers concealed and the outside arse doors handles more merged . Designing was handled by Walter de’Sylva, and the car uses the like invention dash that started with the Ass Altea.
In spitefulness of its clean icon, the locomotive orbit is more express when compared with the Golf’s. The fundament exemplar on fling is the old 8-valve 1.6 L locomotive with 102 PS (75 kW). The sportier variants get with the 150 PS (110 kW) 2.0 FSI and the pop 140 PS (103 kW) 2.0 TDI Diesel. Both are fitted with a criterion 6-speed manual with the DSG semi-auto gearbox useable as an selection. A 185 PS (136 kW) variance of the 2.0 TFSI singular to the León was afterward introduced, but scorn a low inclination toll and speedy operation attracted but minimum care and ordinary reviews, so this was late interpreted off sale to micturate way for the sportier FR variants.
1999 Seat Leon
The outset tangible clean León inside the new stove 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, besides as a 170 PS (125 kW) form of the 2.0 TDI whole featured in the Golf and Audi A3. Piece both models maintained the 6-speed manual, sole the gasoline variance can be fitted with the DSG.
The range-topping exemplar in the León grasp is to be the 2.0 TFSI Cupra modelling. Jactitation 240 PS (177 kW) and a 0-100 km/h clip of 6.4 seconds, this manakin bequeath be the quickest Backside always. The Cupra comes with stock 18″ 5 twin-spoke alloys, red bracken callipers and bottom twin-exhaust pipes to one slope, to severalise it from lesser models in the grasp, likewise as new, alone blusher finishes and intemperately bolstered mutant seating over with the Cupra logotype. Besides received are clime ascendance for the movement passengers and drilled-aluminium sports pedals.
SEAT León in motorsport
The beginning contemporaries Bottom León Cupra R was the cornerstone of a one-make prize, the Supercopa Bottom León. It ran in Spain, UK, Germany and Joker from 2003. The car was highly-developed by Bum Play and superpower was elevated to 250 PS (184 kW). An “Outside Masters” last, featuring the trump iv drivers from apiece subject serial, was introduced in October 2005, as a keep wash for the Spanish GT Backup’s concluding turn at Montmeló. A TDI-powered rendering has raced in the ECTS, an Italian-based survival serial for touring cars.
In 2005, Bottom introduced the indorsement genesis León in the Mankind Phaeton Backup, to supercede the late Toledo. The car features respective modifications, including a racing locomotive that can compass complete 260 PS (o’er 190 kW), a Hewland sequential-shift gearbox (unrelated to the DSG), and an flowing bundle for increased downforce (with its hatchback contour, the León is disavantaged against sedans). Minimal weightiness is 1140 kg (2510 lb) with driver. Behind Mutation, in partnership with Oreca, runs six cars in the WTCC, asset two others in the BTCC and another two in the Italian Superturismo.
In 2006, the Supercopa León was replaced by the new configuration. The car is potentially quicker than the WTCC variant, as it features a turbocharged 2.0 L locomotive, with ended 300 PS (terminated 220 kW), increased torsion, the DSG gearbox, amend aeromechanics (it includes the WTCC car’s figurehead and bum spoilers, addition a Venturi burrow below the car, alternatively of a matted arse), and 18 edge wheels, rather of the required 17 in wheels from the WTCC.
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