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LEON FR Tech Specs: A pageant of technology and sportiness

Discussion in '(Archived) News from 2018 and earlier' started by ZBOYD, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. ZBOYD

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    2006 SEAT LEON FR - Technical Specifications

    • Powered by 147 kW (200 hp) 2.0 TFSI and 125 kW (170 hp) 2.0 TDI engines
    • First SEAT to sport a DSG gearshift on a petrol model as well as shift paddles on the steering wheel
    • Sportier design that stands out from the rest of the range plus extensive standard specification

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  2. m0rk

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    DSG :D

    looks good for the Cupra to be well loaded up then
     
  3. Ruddmeister

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    Interesting additions like the USB port under the passenger seat for I-pod or similar connection......very cool.
     
  4. Syphon

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    Awesome. And looks the business too in Yellow!

    Bring on the Cupra big time :yes:

    Scott
     
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    I was hoping I'd be able to resist the new Cupra but it's looking increasingly unlikely now!

    I don't know if the bank balance will take it! :cry:
     
  7. driveforward

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    I know Scott is close to expelling sex wee, but I think the SEAT marketing team have already done so
     
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    I'm already wearing arm bands :blink:

    Scott
     
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  10. Syphon

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    Just read - it's a new yello - Crono. Looks a deeper colour than the ovni.

    Scott
     
  11. driveforward

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    What colour would do it for you? :whistle:
     
  12. Feel

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    Hmmm, optional 18" wheels. I wonder if the "Cupra Unveiling" picture is a Cupra, or if it's the press car shown with the optional 18" on it...

    Any prices anywhere?
     
  13. ZBOYD

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    Prices and UK availability schedule are expected to be announced at the motorshow.

    *for the Cupra that is. FR prices are already out there. But availability of the DSG flappy paddles for the FR, UK market will likely be announced at London.
     
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  14. Syphon

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    I'm digging the yellow.

    Thought black would be my first choice after the R, but I think the bumper grills and the rear inset bit get lost on the new FR (and probably Cupra).

    Just not sure I would live with the "HEY MY CAR IS YELLOW!!!" factor. Worried enough about where I parked the R when I had it.

    Scott
     
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    methinks red will look great with the aero style kit on
     
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    Wonder how the Aero kit will flow air for the FMIC on the Cupra....
     
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    "exceptional performance figures which better the marks set by the manual version. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is over in 7.2 seconds compared to the 7.3 seconds taken by the manual model."

    0.1 seconds. wow. :rolleyes:
     
  18. ZBOYD

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    Slight EDIT.

    Almosty exactly the same figures as VW trumpeted for the Golf GTi

    The Golf is claimed to be 7.2secs manual, and 6.9secs DSG.

    tbh i don't really think they test these things that closely, because we've seen standard cars go slower and faster than their claimed 0 - 62.13mph ;)
     
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    I remember reading some tests of the DSG Golf GTi in autocar or some other rag and they couldn't get the DSG to go faster than the manual. Do we think the marketing men are trying to get people to pay extra for the DSG as it's faster???
     
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    Wouldn't concern me so much, i want DSG, simply because its an auto, i want the ease of driving it, as most of my daily comute is sat in traffic on the clutch, gets quite annoying in the Cupra R.

    I wouldn't want it because its 0.1secs quicker :p
     

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