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Seat Cupra 300 - 0-60mph in 4.9s

ActionScript

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Mar 10, 2016
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Anyone else see this? From the official Seat website the quoted figure is 0-62mph in 4.9s for the Cupra 300! In their latest news piece.

Source (second paragraph from bottom): http://www.seat.co.uk/about-seat/news-events/events/seat-ducati-motogp-world-championship.html

The official Ducati Team car, the SEAT Leon CUPRA 300, is the most powerful in the history of the Barcelona-based brand. It is also the fastest, as it accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
If this is indeed true, I'm in love.

Edit: Noticed it's 0-62mph in fact and not 0-60!
 
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benhella

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May 3, 2015
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I would imagine it was the 4drive as I think the 300 hatchback is nothing more than a tweak in style, tech and a remap to add 10bhp that the 280 or 290 already probably put out.

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Lehn

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Jan 23, 2017
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The 4.9 sec time is only for the ST with 4 wheel drive. The 3 door (SC) and 5 door does 0-62mph in 5.7 sec with the DSG due to lack of traction from the front wheels.

Don't know why they didn't put 4 wheel drive on the hatchbacks, that would make the Leon a significant competitor to the M140i [B)]
 
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Seastormer

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Auto Express tested the SC DSG Cupra twice and got a timed 5.5 0-62 in the 16th April 2014 and 4th Feb 2015 issues, and that was on the original Bridgestone tyres. Not seen a better time anywhere yet. The best they got from a 5dr DSG 290 was 5.6 in the 13th July 2016 issue.
 

Ckpearce91

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Feb 20, 2013
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Same as the pre-facelift S3 @ 300ps that did it in 4.9 seconds and that's with Quattro. The new facelift S3 310ps does 0-62 in 4.5 seconds
 

ray

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Jan 7, 2016
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I don't think they'll ever make the hatchbacks 4wd because it would be a massive rival for the S3/R at a discount price. Shame really


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dieselface

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Jul 1, 2010
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Same as the pre-facelift S3 @ 300ps that did it in 4.9 seconds and that's with Quattro. The new facelift S3 310ps does 0-62 in 4.5 seconds
The Facelift Golf R and S3 also get the new DSG 7speed box I believe. Which is a shame but we all know the politics of the group.
 

dieselface

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Jul 1, 2010
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The 4.9 sec time is only for the ST with 4 wheel drive. The 3 door (SC) and 5 door does 0-62mph in 5.7 sec with the DSG due to lack of traction from the front wheels.

Don't know why they didn't put 4 wheel drive on the hatchbacks, that would make the Leon a significant competitor to the M140i [B)]
There's still time. I'm holding out for some positive MY18 or MY19 news. :D

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2017-seat-leon-cupra-r-prototype-has-awd-quad-exhaust-113110.html
 

Hurdy

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Oct 7, 2008
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Auto Express tested the SC DSG Cupra twice and got a timed 5.5 0-62 in the 16th April 2014 and 4th Feb 2015 issues, and that was on the original Bridgestone tyres. Not seen a better time anywhere yet. The best they got from a 5dr DSG 290 was 5.6 in the 13th July 2016 issue.
Surely the 290 is quicker than that. FFS my stage 1 184FR diesel does 0-60 in 5.6!
 

Chuggs1

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Sep 22, 2016
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I didn't know any official times had been released for 5 door or sc .... just comment that it should be at least a tenth second off the 290

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dw911

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Mar 30, 2013
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Yes this is true, makes the car more "economical". It's a shame that the Leon is always behind it's cousins
Not always, Leon got the led headlights before most others in the group :)
So there's always hope :D
 
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