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Seat has officially pulled the wraps off two brand new Cupra versions for the Leon coupe and hatchback, the Cupra and the Cupra 280.

According to the Spanish based automaker, the Seat Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 is using a 2.0 liter four-cylinder TSI turbocharged petrol burner, which is producing a total output of 265 HP (195 kW) in the Cupra and 280 (206 kW) in the Cupra 280. The peak torque stands at 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) in both versions. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in the Leon Cupra 280 takes just 5.7 seconds with the DSG, while with the 6-speed manual transmission the acceleration takes 5.8 seconds.

The regular version of the Seat Leon Cupra, when equipped with the DSG, it can reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 5.8 seconds or even in 5.9 seconds, with the manual transmission. Top speed has been apparently electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) in both versions. The average fuel consumption of the DSG versions of the Leon Cupra stands at 6.7L / 100km (42.2 mpg UK / 35.1 mpg US) while the manual equipped Leons will burn 6.4L / 100km (44.1 mpg UK / 36.7 mpg US).

The 2015 Seat Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 are getting the DCC chassis control system, a mechanical locking differential and the electronic stability control, which can be deactivated, along with an aggressive body kit, a twin exhaust system, new 18-inch alloy wheels, or 19-inch for the Cupra 280, which is also adding the aero kit with a rear spoiler. Prices for the SC Cupra will start at 25,690 GBP while for the Cupra 280 DSG at 28,525 GBP. The first units of the cars will be delivered, in Spain, this March. A Cupra version will be eventually introduced on the ST too.