The brand new Porsche Macan will soon receive a new entry-level version, which will be powered by a four-cylinder engine.
A Porsche vehicle will receive, for the first time, a four-cylinder engine, in an attempt to keep up with these times and to attract more customers into the brand and into the new SUV. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet, but according to the guys at Auto Express, who are quoting Thomas Casper, the Porsche Macan should receive a new entry-level version, powered by a four-cylinder unit, sometimes in 2014. Rumors are saying that this will be a 200 HP (164 kW) turbocharged engine which it might make its way onto the Boxster and the Cayman eventually.
The Porsche Macan is based on the Audi Q5 and it has been unveiled during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The model in question is getting a 3.0 liter twin turbo V6 diesel engine under its hood, which is producing a total output of 258 HP (190 kW), the Macan S has a 340 HP 3.0 liter twin turbo unit while the top of the line Macan Turbo is coming with a 3.6 liter V6 twin turbo petrol burner, producing 400 HP (294 kW). Prices for the Porsche Macan start at 57,930 euros.