The Porsche Macan has landed in United States with a four-cylinder engine and it’s now on display at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
Acting as the new entry-level model in Macan’s lineup, the four-cylinder version carries a starting price of $47,500 (excluding $1,050 delivery and handling). The inline-four, direct injection engine delivers 252 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 273 pound-feet from 1,600 rpm. According to Porsche, this will be enough punch to enable the four-cylinder Macan perform overtakes with complete confidence.
Like all the other Macans, the new base model comes equipped as standard with a seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK gearbox benefitting from auto start/stop technology. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package (which has Launch Control), the Macan 2.0T will need 6.1 seconds to complete the 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) task before topping out at 142 mph (228 kph).
Compared to the more potent Macan S, the four-cylinder variant is up to 18% more economical, managing to return an EPA-certified 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 22 mpg in the combined cycle.
Even though it sits at the bottom of the Macan range, the 2.0T gets a lot of standard equipment, including bi-xenon headlights, eight-way power front seats, and a lane departure warning system. Buyers also get to enjoy Alcantara-covered seat centers, a piano black interior package, and the latest generation of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system.
To visually distinguish it from its stronger siblings, Porsche has fitted the four-banger Macan with matte black window surrounds and black brake calipers. In addition, there’s a new look for the dual exhaust tips featuring a stainless steel finish.
The model is already available on order and Porsche Cars North America says it will begin deliveries in July.