Porsche is making the Macan more affordable at home in Germany by launching a new entry-level version powered by a four-cylinder engine.
A four-cylinder Macan has been available in select countries for quite some time, but it’s only now the model’s domestic market is getting the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. Already available to order, the entry-level Macan costs €55,669 (including VAT), so it is substantially more affordable than the previous cheapest version, the €60,548 Macan S Diesel.
The four-cylinder unit develops 252 horsepower (185 kilowatts) from 5,000 rpm and 273 pound-feet (370 newton meters) of torque from 1,600 rpm delivered through a standard seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK transmission. Fitted with this engine, the “sports car of the SUV segment” will run the sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 6.7 seconds. Go for the optional Sport Chrono Package and the time is reduced to 6.5 seconds before the vehicle tops out at 142 mph (229 kph.)
Depending on wheel + tire combination, the four-cylinder Porsche Macan will have a fuel consumption between 7.4 liters / 100 km to 7.2 liters /100 km in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). It weighs 3,902 pounds (1,770 kilograms) and comes as standard with Porsche Traction Management PTM active all-wheel drive system while an optional air suspension is available.
Compared to the other Macans, the four-cylinder variant can be distinguished by its black side window trim strips, 18-inch wheels, black brake calipers, and a different exhaust system with brushed stainless steel dual tips.
Many of the goodies found in the Macan S come as standard in the entry-level version, including comfort seats with 8-way electric adjustment for the driver’s seat, latest PCM infotainment system, and Alcantara middle seat panels. In addition, the four-cylinder Macan gets a powered tailgate and a lane departure warning system as standard equipment.
Porsche Deutschland says the four-cylinder Macan will be launched locally in June.