New CUPRA Ateca

The new CUPRA Ateca: the most contemporary interpretation of sportiness

Martorell,  29 October 2018

The essence of every CUPRA is its power, performance and driveability, and to meet these demands under the Ateca’s bonnet is one of the most advanced four-cylinder petrol engines on the market today.

The 1,984cc direct-injection, turbocharged unit has a bore and stroke of 82.5mm and 92.8mm respectively with a compression ratio of 9.3:1 helping it to produce its impressive power output of 300PS between 5,300rpm and 6,500rpm. Add to this a huge 400Nm of torque available at a wide range of 2,000-5,200rpm and the CUPRA Ateca can reach a maximum speed of 247km/h.

And because of the CUPRA Ateca’s mix of low weight, (it tips the scales at only 1,540kg w/o driver), and high output engine, the SUV can reach 100km/h from a standing start in just 5.2 seconds.

That rapid acceleration figure is helped by the integration of the newly developed seven-speed DSG transmission, engineered to offer a sportier feel with faster, smoother and more precise changes.The CUPRA Ateca also features a launch control function for even greater acceleration from a standing start.

“The CUPRA Ateca offers outstanding driving performance and agility due to its low center of gravity, chassis setup with DCC, optional Brembo Brakes and a sporty engine delivering 300 PS and 400 Nm combined with the DSG 7-speed transmission and the 4Drive system.” said Dr Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development. “It offers the performance of premium segment vehicles and has no competitors in its price segment.”

Combined with the four exhausts at the rear, the CUPRA Ateca’s mechanical performance is matched with a powerful sound, helping to amplify the sense of drama from the driver’s seat.

But developments aren’t solely about absolute performance; the CUPRA Ateca also incorporates technologies to improve efficiency, so that the SUV delivers as an everyday car too.

To this end the seven-speed gearbox has been modified to combine excellent performance with low levels of fuel consumption, while the 2.0 litre TSI engine works with a newly designed Otto Particulate Filter System to fulfil the latest emissions legislation.

These developments mean that carbon emissions for the CUPRA Ateca sit in the range of 192 g/km – 201 g/km with fuel efficiency figures of 8.5 litres/100km – 8.9litres/100km on the WLTP cycle.