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SEAT León
SEAT
aka None
Production 1999-Present
Class Small family car
Body Style 3-door hatchback (2013–)

5-door hatchback 5-door estate (2013–)

Length 4,228 mm (166.5 in) 3 Door

4,263 mm (167.8 in) 5 Door

Width 1,810 mm (71.3 in)
Height 1,446 mm (56.9 in)
Wheelbase 2,636 mm (103.8 in)
Weight 1,193–1,261 kg (2,630–2,780 lb)
Transmission 5-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Engine 1.2 L I4 TSI petrol

1.4 L I4 TSI petrol 1.8 L I4 TSI petrol 2.0 L I4 TSI petrol 1.6 L I4 TDI diesel 2.0 L I4 TDI diesel

Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Audi A3 Mk3

Volkswagen Golf Mk7

Škoda Octavia Mk3

Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The SEAT León is a small family car built by SEAT, S.A. under Volkswagen Group since October 1998. The León is components with the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Audi TT, Audi A3 and Škoda Octavia.

See Autopedia's comprehensive SEAT León Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • The 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show will play host to the unveiling of the 2010 Leon CUPRA R. The FWD hot hatch will sport VW's 2.0 liter direct-injected TSI Inline-4 which now develops 265 hp while fully complying with strict EU5 emissions standards. The power gain translates to a 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint of 6.1 seconds all the way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155mph) and a standing kilometer of 25.7 seconds. Still, the new mill returns 8.1 lt / 100km or 29mpg US / 34.9mpg UK. [1]
  • For MY2010, the SEAT Leon receives a minor facelift, an improvement of the current engines and a host of upgraded interior goodies. [2]
  • 2009 sees yet another special edition variant of the Leon dubbed, Seat Leon Supercopa. [3][4]
  • For 2009, SEAT has unveiled another special edition variant of the Leon dubbed, Seat Leon Cupra K1 Limited Edition. [5]

  • For 2008, SEAT has added a special edition variant of the Leon, dubbed Seat Leon FR1 Series Limited. [6]
  • For 2008, SEAT will add a new "green" model in the Leon range dubbed the León ECOMOTIVE. The car is powered by a 1.9 TDI engine with a DPF particulate filter that returns 119 g/km in CO2 emissions and pumps out 105 bhp/ 78kW and 250Nm with a claimed range of 1,500km. Further niceties that come along with the car include a clever control unit to constantly check the state of the filter, and should it find things out of order, it will activate regeneration to burn the stubborn soot, thus eliminating the need to change the particulate filter during the car’s lifetime and, because of European law incentives on environmentally friendly cars such as this, the car is entitled to forgo registration tax. [7]

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Current Generation: (2012–present)Edit

The third generation of the León is based on the Volkswagen Group's latest MQB platform. Compared to the previous generation, the León Mk3 is shorter by 5 cm (2 in) and lighter by up to 90 kilograms; however, because its wheelbase has been extended by 5.8 cm (2.3 in), it has a roomier cabin with greater shoulder room for the front and rear passengers, more rear legroom and 380 litres (13 cu ft) of boot space. The first official information and pictures of the car were released in July 16, 2012, while it got its public debut only a few months later, at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, in September. That makes Leon the second car to be based on the MQB platform. It features new safety equipment, such as driver knee airbag, and a number of new safety systems, including (often as standard) a multi-collision braking system to automatically brake the car after an accident in order to avoid a second collision, a lane-keeping assistant, and driver fatigue detection. The braking system includes a hill-start assistant. In the interior, there is a driver-oriented centre console hosting a 5.8-inch touch-screen infotainment display with some models featuring a proximity sensor, also used in the Volkswagen Golf, as well as ambient lighting. A new feature available for the first time in its class are the optional full-LED headlamps combined with a full beam assistant. The full-LED headlamps offer numerous advantages over standard halogen bulbs such as improved illumination, a close to daylight colour temperature, lower energy consumption and an extended service life. The front fog lights can include a cornering feature. The higher specification also have a new "SEAT Drive Profile" system which allows the driver to choose between four different driving settings: eco, normal, sport, and an individual setting. This system controls the behaviour of the engine, steering, and DSG gearbox. Additionally, the 1.8 TSI 180PS and 2.0 TDI 184PS engine-equipped models will vary their engine sound via a sound actuator, as well as their interior ambient lighting between white (normal, eco and individual) and red (sport). SEAT announced in early 2012 that the range will include for the first time three-door and estate models in addition to a five-door. In September 2013, SEAT officially unveiled the Leon ST (estate model) at theFrankfurt Motor Show.  The Leon ST extends the Leon's maximum load capacity to 1470 litres and is available in Europe in three different versions and eleven different engine options. On 23 June 2014, SEAT revealed an off-road version of the Léon ST called the X-PERIENCE. In March 2014, Auto Express reported that SEAT were working on a family of SUVs, with an estimated release date of 2016. The vehicles will be based on the León, and are inspired by the Nissan Qashqai, and will rival it.

Safety Edit

In 2012, the SEAT León Mk3 was tested for its safety performance under theEuro NCAP assessment scheme and it achieved a 5-star overall rating:

Test Score Points
Overall: N/A
Adult occupant: 94% 30
Child occupant: 92% 40
Pedestrian: 70% 25
Safety assist: 71% 5

Awards Edit

  • Euro NCAP advanced reward for SEAT’s Multi Collision Brake system 
  • Euro NCAP advanced reward for SEAT’s Lane Assist system

Special Editions Edit

León CONNECT Edit

The SEAT Leon CONNECT is a special edition model that was released in 2015. It is equipped with SEAT’s Full Link Technology and a Samsung Galaxy A3smartphone. This technology allows the user’s phone to be connected to the car’s infotainment system and gives the user access to all the features of the SEAT ConnectApp. The SEAT Leon CONNECT has a range of exterior body colours that allow the mirrors and wheels to be customised. Interior details, including stitching are in Blue.

Engine specifications Edit

The Typ 5F SEAT León is available with the following internal combustion engines all featuring direct injection and turbocharging, and like the previous generations they are shared with other marques of the Volkswagen Group:

all available internal combustion engines are inline four cylinder (I4) four-strokedesigns
engine

designation / model

engine

displacement

valvetrain,

fuel system

max. motive power

at rpm

max.torque

at rpm

engine ID

code(s)

dates
petrol engines

all Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection (TSI)

1.2 TSI 1197 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

63 kW (86 PS; 84 bhp)

@ 4,300-5,300 rpm

160 N·m(118 lbf·ft)

@ 1,400-3,500 rpm

2012–

present

1.2 TSI 1197 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)

@ 4,500-5,500 rpm

175 N·m (129 lbf·ft)

@ 1,400-4,000 rpm

2012–

2014

1.2 TSI 1197 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

81 kW (110 PS; 109 bhp)

@ 4,600-5,600 rpm

175 N·m (129 lbf·ft)

@ 1,400-4,000 rpm

2014–

present

1.4 TSI 1395 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

92 kW (125 PS; 123 bhp)

@ 5,000-6,000 rpm

200 N·m (148 lbf·ft)

@ 1,500-3,500 rpm

2012–

present

1.4 TSI 1395 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp)

@ 4,500-6,000 rpm

250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)

@ 1,500-3,500 rpm

2012–

2014

1.4 TSI 1395 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp)

@ 5,000-6,000 rpm

250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)

@ 1,500-3,500 rpm

2014–

present

1.8 TSI 1798 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

132 kW (179 PS; 177 bhp)

@ 5,100-6,200 rpm

250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)

@ 1,250-5,000 rpm

2013–

present

2.0 TSI Cupra 1984 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

195 kW (265 PS; 261 bhp)

@ 5,350-6,600 rpm

350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750-5,300 rpm

2014–

2015

2.0 TSI Cupra 1984 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

206 kW (280 PS; 276 bhp)

@ 5,700-6,200 rpm

350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750-5,300 rpm

2014–

2015

2.0 TSI Cupra 1984 cc 16v

Fuel Stratified Injection

213 kW (290 PS; 286 bhp)

@ 5,900-6,400 rpm

350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)

@ 1,700-5,800 rpm

2015–

present

diesel engines

all Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI)

1.6 TDI 1598 cc 16v 66 kW (90 PS; 89 bhp)

@ 2,750-4,800 rpm

230 N·m (170 lbf·ft)

@ 1,400-2,750 rpm

2012–

present

1.6 TDI 1598 cc 16v 77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)

@ 3,250-4,000 rpm

250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750-2,750 rpm

2012–

present

2.0 TDI 1968 cc 16v 110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp)

@ 3,500-4,000 rpm

320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750-3,000 rpm

2012–

present

2.0 TDI 1968 cc 16v 135 kW (184 PS; 181 bhp)

@ 3,500-4,000 rpm

380 N·m (280 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750-3,000 rpm

2013–

present

===
Second generation (2005–2011) === The second generation León, Typ 1P, was released in 2005, with factory production commencing May 2005. It is based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform, most notably used by the Volkswagen Golf Mk5. It is built in Spain, and has a sharper exterior look with vertically parked windscreen wipers, and the external rear door handles more integrated, in a similar style to that seen on recent Alfa Romeo models. Design was handled by Walter de'Silva, and the car uses the same design style that started with the SEAT Altea. The base model on offer is the new 16 valve 1.2 litre TSI petrol engine with 77kilowatts (105 PS; 103 bhp). In some markets (e.g. Greece, Romania andItaly), the León is available with a 1.4 litre MPI engine producing 63 kilowatts (86 PS; 84 bhp). The sportier variants begin with the 110 kilowatts (150 PS; 148 bhp) 2.0 litre Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) and the popular 103 kilowatts (140 PS; 138 bhp) 2.0 litre Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine. Both are fitted with a standard six-speed manual transmission, with the six-speed or seven-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) available as an option. A 136 kilowatts (185 PS; 182 bhp) variant of the 2.0 TFSI unique to the León was later introduced, but despite a low list price and rapid performance – attracted only minimal attention and average reviews, so this was later discontinued to make way for the sportier FR variants. The first real sporty León within the new range is the León FR with twin-exhaust pipes to left rear, sport seats and gear stick with FR logo to distinguish it from lesser models, was introduced in June 2006, when it finally received the 147 kilowatts (200 PS; 197 bhp) 2.0 TFSI engine from the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 GTI, as well as a 125 kilowatts (170 PS; 168 bhp) variant of the 2.0 TDI unit featured in the Golf and Audi A3. Further standard equipment includes climate control air conditioning. Next in the range is the 2.0 TFSI Cupra model. It features a 177 kilowatts (241 PS; 237 bhp) engine, and a 0-100 kilometres per hour (62.1 mph) time of 6.4 seconds. The Cupra comes with standard 18" 5 twin-spoke alloys, red brake calipers, and the standard Cupra oval exhaust, as well as new, unique paint finishes and bolstered sport seats complete with the Cupra logo. Also standard are drilled-aluminium sports pedals. At the top of the range is the 2.0 TFSI Cupra R. This uses the same 195 kilowatts (265 PS; 261 bhp) engine found in the Audi S3, Golf R and Scirocco R. Capable of 0–100 kilometres per hour (62.1 mph) in 6.2 seconds and a top speed limited to 250 kilometres per hour (155 mph). From 2008, the K1 variant of the León Cupra was introduced in the UK, featuring extensively re-worked front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a more pronounced tailgate spoiler. It also gained a unique chrome-tipped, centrally-mounted, oval exhaust. The K1 is considered to be a limited edition model, as production was only for the year 2008–2009 and it only being available in the UK. In 2009, the SEAT León Cupra was turned into a race car in the 'SEAT Cupra race' mobile game for Apple iPhone/iPod touch available through the iTunes'App store.

Awards Edit

SEAT León Mk2 Cupra

  • 'Red dot' award in 2006 
  • 'Best Car of the Year 2009' for the import compact car segment in Germany, by the German magazine Auto-motor-und-sport
  • 'Firmenauto des Jahres 2006', by the German magazine Firmenauto 
  • 'Car of the Year 2006' in Denmark
  • 'Diesel Car of the Year 2006' in Scotland (for the 170 hp 2.0 TDI Leon FR) 
  • ‘Auto 1’ of the Year 2006 in Spain, by the ‘Auto Bild’ magazine
  • 'University Car of the Year 2007' in Spain, by Spanish university students 
  • 'Hellenic Car of the Year 2007'
  • 'GTI of the Year 2006–2007' in Greece for the SEAT León Cupra, by the Greek magazine 4-Trohoi 

Special editions Edit

Copa Edition Edit

In 2008, SEAT Deutschland announced the production of 55 units of the SEAT León Copa Edition. This limited edition is powered with 2.0 TFSI engine improved to 210 kilowatts (286 PS; 282 bhp) of maximum power, and 360newton metres (266 lbf·ft). Maximum speed is 255 kilometres per hour (158.4 mph) and 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) time is 5.9 seconds. The suspension is an Eibach derived from the León Supercopa, and the brakes have been improved to cope with the enhanced performance from the uprated engine. In addition, the car includes xenon HID headlights, 18 inch wheels and a spoiler with larger air intakes. The car colour is white with black stripes. SEAT México announced the production of 100 units of the Copa Edition in orange colour with black stripes in September 2008. The Mexican version has a sunroof, whilst the European León Copa does not.

Streetcopa and World Champion Edition Edit

At the 2008 Geneva Auto Show, the León Streetcopa limited edition was released. It was a similar edition of León Copa Edition with some changes, designed for the Swiss market and limited to 200 units.[25][26] Lately, after SEAT won World Touring Car Championship, SEAT Schweiz released a facelifted version called León World Champion Edition, also limited to 200 units.

Cupra 310 Limited Edition Edit

SEAT Nederland announces the production of León Cupra 310 Limited Edition, with 2.0 TFSI engine upgraded to 228 kilowatts (310 PS; 306 bhp) of maximum power and 425 newton metres (313 lbf·ft). The production has limited to 100 units.

SEAT León Cupra Pies Descalzos

It comes only in Candy white or Infiri black. The Cupra 310 Limited Edition features beside the OEM Cupra equipment an engine management remapping by Abt Sportsline, black Orion-alloy wheels, an alarm system, bluetooth connectivity and special 310 Limited Edition badges on the sides and the rear hatch. There are also stainless decals inside the front door frames displaying the 310 Ltd logo. A badge on the dashboard displays the serial number, and the car is delivered with a key ring to match. Full factory warranty is retained with the power increase that increases the top speed to 259 kilometres per hour (160.9 mph).

Cupra Pies Descalzos Edit

In 2007, SEAT prepared a sole car customized by Shakira. This car was auctioned, and the benefits went to the charity through Pies Descalzos Foundation. Mechanically, it is the same car as the León Cupra.

León Twin Drive concepts Edit

SEAT has produced two versions of the Twin Drive prototype. Initially announced in May 2009 as a diesel/battery hybrid, the León Twin Drive Ecomotive is a series plug-in hybrid, powered by an electric motor, throughlithium-ion batteries chargeable at a regular electrical socket, in combination with a diesel-powered internal combustion engine. The Twin Drive Ecomotive project is a first step towards a 100% electric car and is planned to go for production in 2014. The Twin Drive Ecomotive as a plug-in hybrid vehicle powered through the combination of both a diesel engine and an electric motor. The vehicle's electric motor has an output of 35 KW and a self-imposed top speed of 100 km/h, and resumes power from Li-ion batteries placed at the rear of the vehicle, giving it a range of about 50 km for short urban circuits, while for longer trips the environmentally friendly tuned combustion engine is used. Quick battery recharging process from the mains through regular power sockets features.

In 2011, a revised version of the Twin Drive was shown to the press, with a 1.4TSI petrol engine producing 113 bhp (84 kW; 115 PS) in addition to a 40 bhp (30 kW; 41 PS) generator and an electric motor of 113 bhp (84 kW; 115 PS), producing a combined limited output of 161 bhp (120 kW; 163 PS) and emitting a low 39g/km of CO2, with production now estimated in 2015.

Engine specifications Edit

The Typ 1P SEAT León is available with the following internal combustion engines, and like the previous generation, many are shared from other marquesof the Volkswagen Group:

all available internal combustion engines are inline four cylinder (I4) four-stroke designs
engine

designation / model

engine

displacement

valvetrain,

fuel system

max. motive power

at rpm

max.torque

at rpm

engine ID

code(s)

dates
petrol engines

all fuel injected

1.2 TSI 1197 cc 8v SOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)

@ 5,000 rpm

175 N·m(129 lbf·ft)

@ 1,550–5100 rpm

CBZ 2010–

present

1.4 1390 cc 16v DOHC

multi-point fuel injection

63 kW (86 PS; 84 bhp)

@ 5,000 rpm

130 N·m (96 lbf·ft)

@ 3,600 rpm

BXW/CGG 2007–

present

1.4 TSI 1390 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

92 kW (125 PS; 123 bhp)

@ 5,600 rpm

200 N·m (148 lbf·ft)

@ 1,500–4,000 rpm

CAXC 2007–

present

1.6 1595 cc 8v SOHC

multi-point fuel injection

75 kW (102 PS; 101 bhp)

@ 5,600 rpm

148 N·m (109 lbf·ft)

@ 3,800 rpm

BSE/

BSF/CCSA

2005–

present

1.8 TSI 1798 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

118 kW (160 PS; 158 bhp)

@ 4,500–6,200 rpm

250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)

@ 1,500–4,500 rpm

BZB/

CDAA

2007–

present

2.0 FSI 1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp)

@ 6,000 rpm

200 N·m (148 lbf·ft)

@ 3,500 rpm

BLR/BLY

BVY/BVZ

2005–

2009

2.0 TFSI 1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

136 kW (185 PS; 182 bhp)

@ 5,100–6,000 rpm

270 N·m (199 lbf·ft)

@ 1,800–5,000 rpm

BWA 2005–

2006

2.0 TFSI (TSI)

FR

1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

147 kW (200 PS; 197 bhp)

@ 5,100–6,000 rpm

280 N·m (207 lbf·ft)

@ 1,800–5,000 rpm

BWA 2006–

2009

2.0 TSI

FR

1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

154 kW (209 PS; 207 bhp)

@ 5,300–6,200 rpm

280 N·m (207 lbf·ft)

@ 1,700–5,200 rpm

CCZB/

CAWB

2009–

present

2.0 TFSI

Cupra

1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

177 kW (241 PS; 237 bhp)

@ 5,700–6,300 rpm

320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)

@ 2,200–5,500 rpm

BWJ 2006–

present

2.0 TFSI

Cupra R

1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

195 kW (265 PS; 261 bhp)

@ 6,000 rpm

350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)

@ 2,500–5,000 rpm

CDLA 2009–

present

2.0 TFSI

Copa Edition

1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

210 kW (286 PS; 282 bhp)

@ 6,000 rpm

360 N·m (266 lbf·ft)

@ 2,500 rpm

N/A

(EA113)

2008–

present

2.0 TFSI

Cupra 310 Limited Edition

1984 cc 16v DOHC

Fuel Stratified Injection

228 kW (310 PS; 306 bhp)

@ 6,000 rpm

425 N·m (313 lbf·ft)

@ 3,000–5,000 rpm

N/A

(EA113)

2008–

2009

Liquefied Petroleum Gas engines

(LPG)

1.6 LPG 1595 cc 75 kW (102 PS; 101 bhp)

@ 5,600 rpm

148 N·m (109 lbf·ft)

@ 3,800 rpm

CHG 2009–

present

diesel engines

all Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI)

1.6 TDI DPF 1598 cc 16v DOHC

common rail

77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)

@ 4,400 rpm

250 N·m(184 lbf·ft)

@ 1,500–2,500 rpm

CAYC planned

for 2010

1.9 TDI 1896 cc 8v SOHC

Pumpe Düse Unit Injector

66 kW (90 PS; 89 bhp)

@ 4,000 rpm

210 N·m (155 lbf·ft)

@ 1,800–2,500 rpm

BXF 2007–

present

1.9 TDI 1896 cc 8v SOHC

Pumpe Düse Unit Injector

77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)

@ 4,000 rpm

250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)

@ 1,900 rpm

BKC/BLS

BXE

2005–

present

2.0 TDI 1968 cc 16v DOHC

Pumpe Düse Unit Injector

100 kW (136 PS; 134 bhp)

@ 4,000 rpm

320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750–2,500 rpm

AZV 2005–

2007

2.0 TDI 1968 cc 16v DOHC

Pumpe Düse Unit Injector

103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp)

@ 4,000 rpm

320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750–2,500 rpm

BKD 2005–

present

2.0 TDI DPF 1968 cc 8v SOHC

Pumpe Düse Unit Injector

103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp)

@ 4,000 rpm

320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750–2,500 rpm

BMM 2006–

present

2.0 TDI DPF 1968 cc 16v DOHC

common rail

103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp)

@ 4,200 rpm

320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750–2,500 rpm

CBDB planned

for 2010

2.0 TDI DPF

FR

1968 cc 16v DOHC

Pumpe Düse Unit Injector

125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp)

@ 4,200 rpm

350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750–2,500 rpm

BMN 2006–

2009

2.0 TDI DPF

FR

1968 cc 16v DOHC

common rail

125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp)

@ 4,200 rpm

350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)

@ 1,750–2,500 rpm

CEGA 2009–

present

A flexible-fuel vehicle model is also on offer under the label "MultiFuel", featuring the 1.6 MPI E85 102 bhp engine.


First Generation/Origins (1999–2005)Edit

The initial SEAT León (Volkswagen Group Typ 1M), launched in 1999, available only as hatchback, and the related saloon version was known as the SEAT Toledo. It was based on the Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform and, as such, shared many components in common with other VW Group models such as the Volkswagen Golf Mk4, Bora and Audi A3. As SEAT's first C-segment model as part of the VW Group, the León Mk1 was marketed as a sportier and cheaper variant of the Golf. To reinforce the sporty image, the vehicle had slightly more aggressive looks. The more expensive versions were equipped with relatively more powerful internal combustion engines, along with firmer suspension to improve handling. In the interior, the dashboard was derived from that of the first-generation Audi A3. Available engines were the 1.4 litre 16 valve petrol engine which produced a 55kilowatts (75 PS; 74 bhp), a 1.6 litre 8 valve petrol engine 74 kilowatts (101 PS; 99 bhp) (replaced later with a 16 valve 77 kilowatts (105 PS; 103 bhp) unit), and included two variants of the Volkswagen Group's 20 valve turbocharged1.8 litre powerplant, (with some countries also getting the 2.8 litre VR6 enginedelivering 150 kilowatts (204 PS; 201 bhp). The original "León 20VT" (which later became known as the "Cupra" and then the "FR") had a 1.8 litre Turbo with 132 kilowatts (179 PS; 177 bhp), and the "León Cupra R" 154 kilowatts (209 PS; 207 bhp), later becoming 165 kilowatts (224 PS; 221 bhp). It became first available in only three body paints (red, yellow, black), picked as an homage to the colors of both Spain's andGermany's national flags referring back to the roots of the joint project the model originally was. In some countries, there was also a "Cupra 4"; equipped with a 2.8 litre VR6 delivering 150 kilowatts (204 PS; 201 bhp) and equipped with four-wheel drive(4WD), based on the same Haldex Traction multi-plate clutch as theVolkswagen Golf 4motion. A range of Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engines was available, including a 110 kilowatts (150 PS; 148 bhp) version of Volkswagen Group's 1.9 TDI engine, originally sold as a "Cupra 4 TDI", with 4WD, that was sold for one year only, and only in certain countries, then passed to "Evolution" series, then "Top Sport", and later rebranded as the "FR" ('Formula Racing'). In other countries the model was badged "Cupra" and then "FR" before a limited number of cars were fitted with the bodykit from the petrol powered "Cupra R" and named the "FR+". Lesser diesel versions were available with 66 kilowatts (90 PS; 89 bhp), 81 kilowatts (110 PS; 109 bhp) and 96 kilowatts (131 PS; 129 bhp) outputs. All engines over 96 kilowatts (131 PS; 129 bhp) have a standard six-speedmanual transmission. Rear suspension was by semi-independent torsion beam for most variants, whilst high-end and 4WD models were fitted with a multi-link independent rear suspension. All versions came with disc brakes on all four roadwheels (the front ventilated, and in some cars the rear too). In Mexico, the León became a very popular car with upper class young people. The only problem the León has suffered in Mexico is the fact that the sport tuned suspension of the León is not designed to withstand the constant road imperfections such as potholes and speed bumps that abound in Mexican roads. In Switzerland, there was another official version tuned by Abt Sportsline of the León called "SEAT León Cupra 4 Kompressor". This version had the same 4WD and 2.8 litre VR6 but with 206 kilowatts (280 PS; 276 bhp) and 323 newton metres (238 lbf·ft) of torque. Factory production of the Typ 1M ended in May 2006. However, the appreciation for the SEAT León Cupra R Mk1's appeal remained clear, still up to the 'best hot hatchback of all time' poll, conducted in 2010 by Autocar, in which its readers honoured the Cupra R #7, in the top ten list of hatchbacks of all time in their preferences.

Awards Edit

  • 'Carro do Ano' (Car of the Year) award in 2001, in Portugal;
  • 'Most Satisfactory Car of the Year 2007' in Poland, by the Polish magazineAuto Swiat.

Engine choices Edit

The Typ 1M SEAT León was available with the following internal combustion engines, with most being shared from other marques of the Volkswagen Group:

engine

designation

displacement,configuration,

valvetrain, fuel system

max. motive power

at rpm

max.torque

at rpm

engine ID

code(s)

dates
petrol engines

all multi-point electronic indirect fuel injection

1.4 16v 1390 cc inline-4

DOHC 16v

55 kW (75 PS; 74 bhp)

@ 5,000

126 N·m(93 lbf·ft)

@ 3,800

AHW; APE;

AUA; AXP; BCA

11/99–

10/05

1.6 1595 cc inline-4

SOHC 8v

74 kW (101 PS; 99 bhp)

@ 5,600

145 N·m (107 lbf·ft)

@ 3,800

AEH; AKL 08/99–

10/05

1.6 1595 cc inline-4

SOHC 8v

75 kW (102 PS; 101 bhp)

@ 5,600

148 N·m (109 lbf·ft)

@ 3,800

BFQ 10/05–

06/06

1.6 16v 1598 cc inline-4

DOHC 16v

77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)

@ 5,700

148 N·m (109 lbf·ft)

@ 4,500

AUS; AZD;

BCB

06/00–

06/06

1.8 20v 1781 cc inline-4

DOHC 20v

92 kW (125 PS; 123 bhp)

@ 6,000

170 N·m (125 lbf·ft)

@ 4,200

AGN; APG 11/99–

10/05

1.8 20vT

Cupra

1781 cc inline-4

DOHC 20v Turbo

132 kW (179 PS; 177 bhp)

@ 5,500

235 N·m (173 lbf·ft)

@ 1,950–5,000

AJQ; APP;

ARY; AUQ

08/99–

10/05

1.8 20vT

Cupra R

1781 cc inline-4

DOHC 20v Turbo

154 kW (209 PS; 207 bhp) 270 N·m (199 lbf·ft) AMK 05/02–

05/03

1.8 20vT

Cupra R

1781 cc inline-4

DOHC 20v Turbo

165 kW (224 PS; 221 bhp)

@ 5,900

280 N·m (207 lbf·ft)

@ 2,200–5,500

BAM 05/03–

06/06

2.8 VR6 24v

Cupra 4

2792 cc 15° VR6

DOHC 24v

150 kW (204 PS; 201 bhp)

@ 6,200

265 N·m (195 lbf·ft)

@ 3,400

AUE; BDE 10/00–

04/04

diesel engines

all direct injected

1.9 SDI 1896 cc inline-4SOHC 8v,

VP37 distributor-type injection pump

50 kW (68 PS; 67 bhp)

@ 4,000

133 N·m(98 lbf·ft)

@ 1,800

AQM 06/00–

10/03

1.9 TDI 1896 cc inline-4 SOHC 8v,

VP37 distributor-type injection pump

66 kW (90 PS; 89 bhp)

@ 3,750

210 N·m (155 lbf·ft)

@ 1,900

AGR; ALH 11/99–

10/05

1.9 TDI 1896 cc inline-4 SOHC 8v,

Pumpe Düse Unit Injectors (PD)

74 kW (101 PS; 99 bhp)

@ 4,000

240 N·m (177 lbf·ft)

@ 1,800–2,400

AXR 10/05–

06/06

1.9 TDI 1896 cc inline-4 SOHC 8v,

VP37 distributor-type injection pump

81 kW (110 PS; 109 bhp)

@ 4,150

235 N·m (173 lbf·ft)

@ 1,900

AHF; ASV 10/99–

10/05

1.9 TDI 1896 cc inline-4 SOHC 8v,

Pumpe Düse unit injectors (PD)

96 kW (131 PS; 129 bhp)

@ 4,000

310 N·m (229 lbf·ft)

@ 1,900

ASZ 05/03–

06/06

1.9 TDI 1896 cc inline-4 SOHC 8v,

Pumpe Düse unit injectors (PD)

110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp)

@ 4,000

320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)

@ 1,900

ARL 09/00–

12/05

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