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Porsche Macan to get VW 4-cylinder engines in 2014

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

The new Porsche Macan (pictured) will get 4-cylinder engine options in 2014

The new Porsche Macan arrived officially just a few weeks ago, complete with a choice of six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and prices starting at £43k. But that’s just the start. Porsche has now confirmed that, before the end of 2014, the Macan will get some more affordable engine options with both petrol and diesel 4-cylinder engines finding their way under the Macan’s Cayenne-esque bonnet. But what will the be?

It’s certain any new engines will come from within the VW Group – just like the last four-cylinder engine Porsche used under the bonnet of the Porsche 924 – but there are plenty of choices for a starting point.

Probably the most obvious options are the 4-cylinder 181bhp diesel from the Golf GTD and the four-cylinder petrol from the Golf GTI that comes with 217bhp.

Another possibility is the 2.0 litre turbo petrol from the new Golf R. That comes with a very healthy 296bhp and strong performance and would be more economical, and not a lot slower, than the Macan S with its 3.0 litre twin turbo.

Other engine options – beyond the 4-cylinder options – could include the 3.0 litre turbo diesel from the Audi SQ5 which comes with 309bhp (before Porsche has a play) and no doubt a hybrid model or two.

But whatever engines Porsche put under the bonnet of the new Macan, there’s a good chance they will also find their way in to the Cayman and Boxster at some point too.

By Cars UK