New Seat Leon Cupra to get 261 BHP image

The new generation of the Seat Leon Cupra is expected to be more powerful than the current one and the model should get an impressive 261 BHP out of its engine.

After showing us the new generation of the Seat Leon, in the hatchback and SC body styles, the Spanish based automaker is now working on their performance versions, better known as the Cupra. According to the guys at Autocar, the new generation of the Seat Leon Cupra will get the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine found under the hood of the new Golf GTI’s generation or the Skoda Octavia vRS, but this will be more powerful than in these models.

Our source is saying that the 2.0 liter petrol turbocharged engine will produce a total output of 261 BHP (192 kW). This will be enough to allow the model to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in approximately six seconds. The new Seat Leon Cupra generation will also get a sport-tuned suspension, some high performance braking system and a limited-slip differential. The model will be offered in three- and five-door variants and an estate version is also expected to make its way onto the market, wearing the Cupra badges on its body, in a premiere. The new Seat Leon Cupra will be officially presented to the public probably early next year.

Source: Autocar