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difference between fr and cupra ?

Curtly

Active Member
Jun 5, 2015
896
18
Essex
I knew it'd come to this, I'm off to get the brochure.

IN ADDITION TO THE FR TRIM
/ 19" ‘CUPRA 280’ Titanium finished alloy wheels
/ Red brake callipers with CUPRA logo
/ Black door mirrors
/ Black exterior mouldings and frames
/ Rear roof spoiler with black underside
/ Dual exhaust pipe
/ Exclusive CUPRA front and rear bumpers
/ Full LED Headlights (dipped and main beam)
– LED daytime running lights
– Automatic range adjustment
/ SEAT Media System Plus
– 6.5" colour touchscreen proximity sensor
– iPod connection
– Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) digital radio
/ Navigation System
– 3D map display
– High resolution colour driver's display
– SD card slot x 2
/ Black interior decorative mouldings
/ LED interior illumination pack
/ Front sports seats in alcantara with simil leather bolsters
and white accents
/ Aluminium front door sill trims with CUPRA logo
/ Steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles (DSG models only)
/ Flat-bottomed perforated leather steering wheel with white
stitching and CUPRA logo
/ Auto-dimming rear view mirror
/ Rain-sensing wipers
/ Auto-headlights
/ ESC switch-off key
/ SEAT CUPRA Drive Profile with four different modes
(Normal-Sport-CUPRA-Individual)
/ Dynamic chassis control (DCC)
/ Electro-mechanical progressive power steering
(speed-sensitive)
/ Mechanical limited slip differential


That's all on top of a standard Fr. As that's what we're comparing.

Then in technical specifications

Independent McPherson type with coil springs and hydraulic dampers; Independent McPherson type with coil springs and electronically adjustable hydraulic dampers (CUPRA & CUPRA 280)
Rear suspension Semi-rigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic dampers (engines 150PS and below) / Multi-link rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic dampers (engines 180PS and above);
19mm diameter anti-roll bar on 184PS engine; Multi-link rear axle with coil springs and electronically adjustable hydraulic dampers (CUPRA & CUPRA 280)
Steering system Electro-mechanical power assisted; Electro-mechanical power assisted with progressive steering (CUPRA & CUPRA 280)

Brakes

150ps 1.4fr:
Ventilated disc / disc
Front disc diameter (mm) 288 × 25
Rear disc diameter (mm) 253 × 10

180ps 1.8 fr:
Ventilated disc / disc
Front disc diameter (mm) 312 × 25
Rear disc diameter (mm) 272 × 10

Cupra:
Ventilated disc /
ventilated disc
Front disc diameter (mm) 340 × 30
Rear disc diameter (mm) 310 × 22
 
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QuietQuackers

Active Member
Feb 14, 2007
276
14
Cheshire
As most of us know, those are just the differences on paper. How the car is to drive and how it makes you feel are where the bigger differences lie. Don't get me wrong though, the FR I had was a very good car!
 

Curtly

Active Member
Jun 5, 2015
896
18
Essex
As most of us know, those are just the differences on paper. How the car is to drive and how it makes you feel are where the bigger differences lie. Don't get me wrong though, the FR I had was a very good car!
Just answering the original posters question, unlike the rest of the bs on here lol. If he wants to know how they "feel" then take them for a back to back test drive.
 
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dw911

Active Member
Mar 30, 2013
1,038
4
Yeah then we can start having meets and resume the **** measuring

Well that won't work, all leon owners are hung like a small horse, if they weren't they would feel the need to buy a VW to make up for their short fall ;) :D
 

ali831

Active Member
Apr 19, 2008
103
0
hampshire
I knew it'd come to this, I'm off to get the brochure.

IN ADDITION TO THE FR TRIM
/ 19" ‘CUPRA 280’ Titanium finished alloy wheels
/ Red brake callipers with CUPRA logo
/ Black door mirrors
/ Black exterior mouldings and frames
/ Rear roof spoiler with black underside
/ Dual exhaust pipe
/ Exclusive CUPRA front and rear bumpers
/ Full LED Headlights (dipped and main beam)
– LED daytime running lights
– Automatic range adjustment
/ SEAT Media System Plus
– 6.5" colour touchscreen proximity sensor
– iPod connection
– Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) digital radio
/ Navigation System
– 3D map display
– High resolution colour driver's display
– SD card slot x 2
/ Black interior decorative mouldings
/ LED interior illumination pack
/ Front sports seats in alcantara with simil leather bolsters
and white accents
/ Aluminium front door sill trims with CUPRA logo
/ Steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles (DSG models only)
/ Flat-bottomed perforated leather steering wheel with white
stitching and CUPRA logo
/ Auto-dimming rear view mirror
/ Rain-sensing wipers
/ Auto-headlights
/ ESC switch-off key
/ SEAT CUPRA Drive Profile with four different modes
(Normal-Sport-CUPRA-Individual)
/ Dynamic chassis control (DCC)
/ Electro-mechanical progressive power steering
(speed-sensitive)
/ Mechanical limited slip differential


That's all on top of a standard Fr. As that's what we're comparing.





Am I misunderstanding this list as I have a lot of those things on my FR i.e LED drl, full LEDs, DAB, ipod connection, SD cards slots, auto dimming rear view mirror and several more. So these are not all just on the Cupra???
 
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BenHarris3

Active Member
Sep 16, 2016
652
26
Nottingham
I knew it'd come to this, I'm off to get the brochure.



IN ADDITION TO THE FR TRIM

/ 19" ‘CUPRA 280’ Titanium finished alloy wheels

/ Red brake callipers with CUPRA logo

/ Black door mirrors

/ Black exterior mouldings and frames

/ Rear roof spoiler with black underside

/ Dual exhaust pipe

/ Exclusive CUPRA front and rear bumpers

/ Full LED Headlights (dipped and main beam)

– LED daytime running lights

– Automatic range adjustment

/ SEAT Media System Plus

– 6.5" colour touchscreen proximity sensor

– iPod connection

– Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) digital radio

/ Navigation System

– 3D map display

– High resolution colour driver's display

– SD card slot x 2

/ Black interior decorative mouldings

/ LED interior illumination pack

/ Front sports seats in alcantara with simil leather bolsters

and white accents

/ Aluminium front door sill trims with CUPRA logo

/ Steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles (DSG models only)

/ Flat-bottomed perforated leather steering wheel with white

stitching and CUPRA logo

/ Auto-dimming rear view mirror

/ Rain-sensing wipers

/ Auto-headlights

/ ESC switch-off key

/ SEAT CUPRA Drive Profile with four different modes

(Normal-Sport-CUPRA-Individual)

/ Dynamic chassis control (DCC)

/ Electro-mechanical progressive power steering

(speed-sensitive)

/ Mechanical limited slip differential





That's all on top of a standard Fr. As that's what we're comparing.





Am I misunderstanding this list as I have a lot of those things on my FR i.e LED drl, full LEDs, DAB, ipod connection, SD cards slots, auto dimming rear view mirror and several more. So these are not all just on the Cupra???


They're standard on the cupra, options on the FR, that was the point being made
 

silles

Active Member
May 4, 2017
517
84
Does the Cupra DSG fart all the time? or only in cupra mode? ... I was watching some vids and honestly it gets on my nerves very quickly
 

milnei

Active Member
Jun 26, 2015
93
4
Brackley, Northamptonshire
The fart happens when the DSG is in sport mode under hard acceleration. It’s not dependable on the drive profile as you can put the DSG back to normal mode even when the drive profile is in Cupra mode.
 

silles

Active Member
May 4, 2017
517
84
The fart happens when the DSG is in sport mode under hard acceleration. It’s not dependable on the drive profile as you can put the DSG back to normal mode even when the drive profile is in Cupra mode.
ok I so if just cruising in town it won't wake up the whole neighbourhood
 

silles

Active Member
May 4, 2017
517
84
- one of my other friends bought an FR ST this summer. I like it and it's a nice car. I know he likes it. He does however not love it or love driving it. At least I have not heard him once talk about how much he loves to drive it or of just driving around for the sake of it.

- I have a Cupra now and for the first time since the AMG I find myself driving detours on my way home in the evening, and grabbing the keys at odd times of the day for no other reason than driving. I love that car. Why? I can't fully explain it - I could go into a lot of details but individually they just do not add up to why: it just makes me smile.


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I second this, never took out my FR just to have a fun drive, back in the days when I had my Toyota T-Sport I found myself just driving, just to enjoy VTEC kicking in ... spend time in lift mode :)

For this reason I ordered a Cupra :)
FR is nice, but does not tick all the boxes if u a petrol head.
 
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