Won't be sold to power-hungry Americans.
After introducing its Macan CUV in three forms – the S, Turbo and S Diesel – Porsche has now revealed that the family willgain an entry-level model, sporting a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. The basecrossover will produce 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, making the0-62 mph sprint in 6.9 seconds when mated to a PDK dual-clutch transmission. Butbefore Porsche loyalists get all worked up, let us assure you that this modelwon’t be headed for US shores just yet.
The four-cylinder Macan will be differentiated from itssix-cylinder brothers with dual tailpipes (as opposed to quads on the othermodels), but will still come standard with an automatic tailgate, 18-inchwheels, paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control and Alcantara seat inlays. As many Macan buyers are already expected to be more trend-oriented thangear-headed, the base Macan model should push even more customers into what isexpected to be Porsche’s best-selling model ever.