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