New Cupra Born VZ with 240 kW/326 HP.  The technical data shows the APP550 engine

New Cupra Born VZ with 240 kW/326 HP. The technical data shows the APP550 engine

Cupra announced the introduction of a new model to its range: Cupra Born VZ (Spanish: veloz = fast). The car has 240 kW/326 HP of power and 545 Nm of torque, which indicates that the car will still have rear-wheel drive and a slightly overpowered APP550 engine. The manufacturer promises to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds, which is one second shorter than before. Pricing has not been announced, deliveries should begin in the third quarter of 2024.

Cupra Born VZ – specifications and everything we know

Until now, the most powerful variant of the Cupra Born had the APP310 engine with a power of 150 kW/204 HP, which can be temporarily converted to 170 kW/231 HP (version). E-Boost) Everything indicates that there will now be an APP550, 210 kW/286 HP with a possible short-term increase to 240 kW/326 HP (editor’s speculation). He is attractive battery capacity: Cupra Born VZ is a must have 79 kWh netso we have the old pack with increased capacity (smaller buffer) or the new 84 (79) kWh battery.

In addition to the acceleration, the top speed of the car has increased. Now it is 200 km/h (the source) He has changed too peak charging powerwhich is on the scale 185 kW (2.3 C), although it should be noted that the Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S with an 82 (77) kWh battery can reach up to 186-187 kW. Of course, it may also be that the manufacturer’s promise refers to the value taken by the cell, then the charger will show up to 190+ kW.

The AC-DC charger on board is three-phase and reaches 11 kW.

It has been announced WLTP range of Cupra Born VZ for 570 units487 kilometers in actual conditions in mixed conditions, about 340 km when driving on the highway at a GPS speed of 120 km/h and the battery is discharged to zero. The charging time from 10 to 80 percent should be 25 minutes. The car is equipped with DCC sports suspension, which should be stronger than the usual Borna. The car also has bucket seats and allows you to control the recovery using paddles on the steering wheel.

The Born VZ variant will be available in special colors: Dark Forest Green and Midnight Black, and the set includes 20-inch rims. The central screen has been enlarged by 0.9 inches to 12.9 inches. Acceptance of orders is expected to begin in the second quarter, deliveries should begin in the third quarter of 2024.

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