The German automaker has revealed its upcoming plans to exhibit three new models for North America during the approaching New York Auto Show.
Starting at the “base”, Porsche will be bringing the entry-level Macan fitted with the four-cylinder engine to the US, packing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain option is completed via the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. Fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the crossover will reach 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and will top out at 142 mph. The fuel economy rating is of 20 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined.
While offered at the base of the Macan line-up, the four cylinder version still packs a host of amenitites: Bi-Xenon headlights, stainless steel dual exhaust system, eight-way power front seats, piano black trim, Alcantara seat inserts, a lane departure warning system and a Porsche Communication Management system, among others. The 2017 Porsche Macan is already available for orders and the pricing kicks off at $47,500, which is $6,900 less than the Macan S.
Besides the introduction of the base level Macan model, which could bring added value for buyers looking for a premium crossover, Porsche will also be showcasing the already sold-out limited edition Porsche 911 R and the new 718 Boxster.