Cupra has previewed the new Formentor VZ5 with a solitary shadowy teaser image. The new five-cylinder overall performance SUV will be officially unveiled on the 22 February, saying flagship status from the recent 306bhp turbocharged two.-litre variant.
Other than confirming the motor will be a five-cylinder petrol unit, Cupra has not unveiled any information about the new Formentor VZ5’s powertrain. However, as the firm is confined to the Volkswagen Group parts bin, and the Formentor shares the same MQB underpinnings as the Audi Q3, the solutions are narrowed down substantially.
The only motor which matches the monthly bill is the turbocharged two.five-litre unit from the Audi RS Q3. It really should fall straight into the Formentor’s motor bay and supply a substantial enough leap in overall performance to make some distance among the recent two.-litre selection-topper.
In the Audi RS Q3, the five-pot has an output of 395bhp and 480Nm of torque – enough for a 0–62mph time of all around five seconds and an electronically confined best speed of 155mph. The unit will also be applied in the upcoming RS3 scorching hatchback, where it will establish 415bhp and 500Nm of torque.
Irrespective of whether the flagship Formentor’s motor will have the same output as the Audi RS Q3 is but to be witnessed. The Volkswagen Group has a practice of detuning its “lesser” brand names to help give its far more top quality automobiles an edge.
Audi occupies the best location in the Group’s pecking buy, so it is achievable that the five-cylinder Formentor to have a minimal fewer power than the RS Q3. Keen-eyed viewers will also observe that the Volkswagen Tiguan R’s motor provides 316bhp, when the Formentor’s only has 306bhp, despite the actuality that both of those SUV’s use the same two.-litre motor.
The Formentor VZ5’s styling will be common, although Cupra will make some minimal cosmetic adjustments to mark the SUV out as the flagship product. The firm’s teaser image displays there’ll be a new rear diffuser and staggered quad-exit exhaust tips – and we’re anticipating a new front bumper and refreshing alloy wheels to match.
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