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Porsche Macan gets 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine

Wed, 23 Apr 2014

Porsche Macan gets 2.0 litre 4-Cylinder petrol engine

The new Porsche Macan looks set to change the rules for the compact SUV market, with class best handling and dynamics and performance that beats many a focused hot hatch. But despite beliefs Porsche would offer its first 4-cylinder engine in a generation at launch, the only engines on offer were a 3.0 litre diesel in the Macan S Diesel, a 3.0 V6 Turbo in the Macan S and a 3.6 litre turbo in the Macan Turbo, with expectations that the Macan wouldn’t get a four-cylinder engine util the end of 2014.

But it looks like an early arrival for the four-pot Macan with news it’s getting a new 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine which delivers 237bhp and 258lb/ft of torque, enough to get the Macan to 62mph in 6.9 seconds and offer official economy of 37.6mpg.

Cosmetic changes look to be slight, with ‘Macan’ on the boot instead of Macan S or Macan Turbo, a set of 18″ alloys as standard, twin single exhaust tailpipes instead of double but, just like the Cayenne, you’ll need to look hard to see the differences between models.

There’s no news yet on whether Porsche will feel there’s a market in the UK for the base Macan with a petrol engine –  or how much it will cost if it does arrive in the UK – but we’ll keep you posted.

Source: Paul Tang

By Cars UK