Porsche Macan receives an entry-level 185 kW 2.0 4-cylinder engine

If the Cayenne has done miracles to Porsche, the Macan has the potential to bring even higher profits to the German brand. And that is even more likely now that the C segment SUV has received its smaller engine, a 185 kW and 370 Nm (from 1,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm) 2.0 4-cylinder powerplant that is derived from the 2.0 TSI used by the Volkswagen Golf GTI, for example. Considering the Golf has received a 243 kW version of this engine at the Golf GTI TCR, we see the 4-cylinder Macan still has a lot of room for power improvement.

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The Macan is 4.68 m long, 1.92 m wide, 1.61 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.81 m. With the new 4-cylinder engine, it weighs 1,770 kg, or almost 100 kg less than the former lighter Macan, which weighed 1,865 kg. That translates in a respectable acceleration time and in good fuel economy for a vehicle this big. With that engine, that comes mated to a 7-speed PDK transmission, the Macan can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 s and has a top speed of 229 km/h. If it is equipped with the Sport Chrono package, the Macan can improve its acceleration time in 0.2 s, to 6.5 s. Fuel consumption can be as good as 7.2 l/100 km.

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Porsche is already accepting orders for the new Macan in Germany, at the cost of 55,669 euros. Deliveries will only start in June.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.