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New five-cylinder Cupra Formentor VZ5 teased

Cupra has previewed the new Formentor VZ5 with a one shadowy teaser image. The new five-cylinder efficiency SUV will be officially unveiled on the 22 February, saying flagship standing from the recent 306bhp turbocharged two.-litre variant.

Other than confirming the engine will be a five-cylinder petrol device, Cupra hasn’t unveiled any information about the new Formentor VZ5’s powertrain. Having said that, as the business is confined to the Volkswagen Team areas bin, and the Formentor shares the exact same MQB underpinnings as the Audi Q3, the choices are narrowed down significantly.

The only engine which matches the bill is the turbocharged two.five-litre device from the Audi RS Q3. It need to drop straight into the Formentor’s engine bay and present a significant sufficient bounce in efficiency to create some distance concerning the recent two.-litre range-topper.

In the Audi RS Q3, the five-pot has an output of 395bhp and 480Nm of torque – sufficient for a 0–62mph time of about five seconds and an electronically confined major speed of 155mph. The device will also be employed in the approaching RS3 incredibly hot hatchback, where it will establish 415bhp and 500Nm of torque.

Irrespective of whether the flagship Formentor’s engine will have the exact same output as the Audi RS Q3 is nonetheless to be witnessed. The Volkswagen Team has a practice of detuning its “lesser” brand names to assistance give its much more premium autos an edge.

Audi occupies the major spot in the Group’s pecking get, so it is feasible that the five-cylinder Formentor to have a minimal a lot less ability than the RS Q3. Eager-eyed audience will also be aware that the Volkswagen Tiguan R’s engine provides 316bhp, whilst the Formentor’s only has 306bhp, despite the point that both of those SUV’s use the exact same two.-litre engine.

The Formentor VZ5’s styling will be acquainted, although Cupra will make some minimal beauty improvements to mark the SUV out as the flagship design. The firm’s teaser image demonstrates there’ll be a new rear diffuser and staggered quad-exit exhaust tips – and we’re anticipating a new entrance bumper and new alloy wheels to match.

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