Porsche Macan with turbocharged four-cylinder engine

 10 Dec 2017 - 12:05

Porsche Macan with turbocharged four-cylinder engine

The Peninsula

Porsche has extended its compact SUV range with a new variant of the Macan. The new entry-level model features a four-cylinder engine, specifically tailored for use in this five-door sports car.

The turbocharged two-litre engine in the Macan delivers 252 hp (185 kW) from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and comes standard with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

As a result, the Macan delivers impressive acceleration: It is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds and when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the acceleration time is reduced to 6.5 seconds. The new model has a top speed of 229 km/h and proves to be very efficient: the Macan consumes 7.4 l/100 km to 7.2 l/100 km according to the NEDC, depending on the mounted wheel and tire combination.

The in-line four-cylinder engine is designed to be particularly sporty and efficient: It operates with up to two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing. VarioCam Plus adapts the intake and exhaust camshaft continually and also controls the lift of the exhaust valves. Its powerful 370 Nm of torque available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm enables fast overtaking maneuvers.

As is characteristic for all Porsche models, the Macan is capable of converting its engine power into exceptionally sporty driving dynamics.

This is ensured by the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system in interplay with an agile suspension and precise steering. An air suspension system with levelling control, including the PASM with adaptive dampers, is available as an option.

With an unladen weight of 1,770 kilograms, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into agile handling.

Apart from a few exceptions, the new entry-level model features similar design details to its more powerful siblings.

Exterior distinguishing characteristics include side window trim strips in black, an exhaust system with two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel and black brake calipers behind the 18-inch wheels.

The Macan is available now at starting price of QR186,000.