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SEAT Leon Cupra 300 2019 exhaust sound?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by Snowman, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman Full Member

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    I test drove the Leon Cupra 300 4drive with 7-speed gearbox in the weekend and was suprised by the lack of exhaust note.
    There were no farts on shifts and nothing on overrun.
    The car had the 7-speed gearbox but not the copper details.

    After the Leon testdrive i went out with the Ateca Cupra and that car farted and had a great sound on overrun, which i was very surprised about.

    How is the exhaust sound on others Leon Cupra with the particle filter and 7-speed gearbox?
    Is it the particle filter that kills the sound complelty or was something strange with the car i tested?
     
  2. surrealjam

    surrealjam Full Member

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    It's the setup in the ST. The exhaust has an extra resonator (if that's the right term) which basically means it's much more muted than the hatchback. Presumably because they think you'll have more rear passengers.

    I've had my ST 300 for about 6 months and 5k miles and it's just as dull sadly so it won't change much with mileage
     
  3. Chrispy

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    It's the quietest car I've ever owned I think.

    No DSG farts and barely any noise at all.


    A bit boring really - far too grown up!
     
  4. Snowman

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    So strange really! The Cupra Ateca really made loud DSG farts in Cupra-mode and the overrun was amazing, best ive ever heard on a 4pot.
    Then the Leon Cupra ST was just dead silent, apart from the fake sound..
     
  5. surrealjam

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    It is an odd choice from SEAT. Even the Golf R estate is a fair bit fruitier sounding
     
  6. stig

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    I have an ST 300 Cupra 4Drive and it pops and farts like a good’un. However it’s a Carbon edition so has quad exhausts, so expect that has a bearing on it
     
  7. Snowman

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    Yes most likely, it seems you might have the same exhaust as the Ateca Cupra, which might cause the change in sound.
    You dont happend to have been under the car?
    It would be interesting to see if you still have the dual particle filters.

    Is there any particle filter delete yet available for the Leon Cupra ST?
    I assume that would add some sound :)
     

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