We will go far. With a 390 hp coupe SUV for great mileage. The target: 30,000 kilometers in just a few months. No problem, the schedule is full, and the Cupra also seems like a perfect photographer’s vehicle for driving shots. But of course our new 30,000 kilometer test car is not only intended as a means of transportation and a photographer’s car.
We want to know how the car performs in normal everyday use. How quickly a heated seat heats up your ass in winter, how does a four-wheel drive fare in snow and ice, does a five-cylinder turbo like that really suck and, and, and…
So in November we took over the DA-RE 9436, brand new, 1200 kilometers every time. The first business trip was about to begin. It’s awesome when you fire up five early, makes the underground parking lot boil when you get cold and then manually kicks yourself through the gearbox on the highway in Cupra mode. Even after four hours of driving, there is no boredom, even after a week, even after a month. With this Cupra you always want to go on tour. The stuff looks good and fits a lot even though the roof is flat.
Formentor only with 55 liter tank
While full speed initially pushed consumption slightly to over 20 liters and criticism of the too small 55 liter tank quickly emerged, the thirst from a two and a half liter displacement dropped to more than ten liters per 100 kilometers in normal everyday life. Not too little, but considering the performance on offer and the speed that Formentor has driven the most so far, it’s worth it.
Good: The VZ5 prefers to drive with the Super Plus, but the Super 95 is also possible. Given today’s very high fuel prices, this is a slightly cheaper alternative.
Almost all colleagues so far have praised the excellent front seats and ample space in the rear for a coupe SUV. We also like the luggage with a loading volume of 420 to 1475 liters. With the rear seats folded, you can also transport large items. There are criticisms of the operating system, which is too slow and fickle. We also had a few aha moments from time to time with the sport brake system, which worked perfectly in dry conditions.
In the rain, the electronics are too slow, don’t put the brake pads on the disc too often, so that a layer of water forms on the perforated disc again and again. When braking on wet roads you feel like stepping on a rock, but the second step slows the Cupra’s speed perfectly. Let’s file under the High-Level Whining.
The perfect five-cylinder Audi
hover mode? Function! We tried it in our winter test. Machine? The five cylinders inherited from Audi are perfect for the Formentor. Despite its high weight, it moves with confidence, its voice is great. For this beat, you’ll want to do another round of honor on your way to work.
We’ve covered 15,000 kilometers without getting a single ticket, but with lots of toll stickers on the windshield – and of course lots of driving pleasure. Let’s hope it stays that way and the second half is also a good moment for the Formentors.
Specifications and Price: Cupra Formentor VZ5
• Motorcycle R5, Turbo, want vorn • Displacement 2480 cm3 • Performance 287 kW (390 hp) at 5700-7000 rpm • Max Torque. 480 Nm at 2250-5700 rpm • Driving Seven-speed all-wheel drive / dual clutch • L/B/H 4450/1839/1528 mm • curb weight 1683 kg • trunk 420–1475 l • 0–100 km/h 4.2 sec • On 250km/h • Consumption 9.3L SP/100km • Preis from 62,700 euros