Seat Ibiza MK2 Cupra (facelift)

Description

The second generation Seat Ibiza (Typ 6K) was a B-Segment car launched in 1993 and was first Ibiza fully developed and produced under the Volkswagen Group ownership. The car received a minor facelift in 1996 and a major facelift in 1999 (Typ 6K2).

In 1999, the Ibiza MK2 Cupra (facelift) debuted with heavily updated styling and various mechanical upgrades, including a turbocharged 1.8 liter 20VT engine producing 156 hp (115 kw) of power and 210 Nm of torque that allowed a faster 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 7,9 seconds and a top speed of 218 km/h (135 mph). Visually the car benefited from the completely redesigned front and rear end of the 1999 facelifted Ibiza range, and was distinguished by the headlights with black-background, the sporty front bumper design with body-coloured extension, the body coloured side sills, the rear wing and the more prominent twin exhaust pipes.

In 2001, Seat introduced the Ibiza MK2 Cupra R that was the fastest version of the second generation Ibiza. The car was fitted with a reworked 1.8 liter 20VT engine that thanks to a different turbocharged produced 180 hp (132 kw) of power and 235 Nm of torque. Compared to the Cupra model, the Cupra R was equipped with a stiffer suspension setting, larger brakes with brembo brake calipers and a slightly revised exterior. The upgrades resulted in better performance with an 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 7,2 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). Visually the car can be distinguished by the multi-spoke 16 inch wheels and the body coloured plastic parts of the bumpers that gave it a cleaner look.

 

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Additional information

Model

Seat Ibiza MK2 Cupra (facelift)

Production

1999-2002

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1781 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

156

Power (kw)

115

Power (@rpm)

@5800 rpm

Torque (Nm)

210

Torque (@rpm)

@1800-5000 rpm

0-100km/h

7,9

Top Speed (km/h)

218 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

135 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,8

CO2 (g/km)

185 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1094 kg

Length

3879 mm

Width

1641 mm

Height

1420 mm

Wheelbase

2441 mm

Front Track

1430 mm

Rear Track

1389 mm

Boot Space

249

Tire Size

195/45 R16

Front Brakes

280 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

226 mm Discs