The much hyped small-sized SUV carrying Porsche brand has finally revealed new its workhorse. The Porsche Macan will also be powered by a four cylinder stations, which according to the company is the “in the foreseeable” future for the Porsche cars. The new engine will be a first four-pot engine powering a Porsche since 1995, when the production of 968 model was ended.
The four-cylinder powered Macan are expected to be seen in showrooms and roads from 2015. The petrol power base model would carry a 268 bhp engine. With the re-introduction of 4-cylinder diesel engine, the price war would see another level of competition. The Volkswagen Group controlled Audi and Porsche have shared much technology to make the birth of Macan possible. The compact SUV from Porsche is based much on Audi Q5 and will plat a stiff competitor to the supermodel designed Range Rover Evoque.
Porsche says that the overwhelming work done to the ambitious project was to provide Macan with a tag of “Sports Car”, while claiming it to be best in class braking and steering performances. Porsche says that it will make sure that the Macan gets best acceleration and gear-shifting abilities, while providing comfortable car-like driving position.
Porsche Macan SUV was launched in the International market including the Macan S, which gets powered by a 3.0 – liter V6 bi-turbo engine producing 335 bhp and a diesel powered Macan S, which churns a maximum of 254 bhp from a 3.0 liter V6 diesel and can do 0-100km/h sprint in 6.3 seconds. The Macan Turbo is the top-of-line compact SUV, generating 394 bhp from 3.6-liter V6 twin turbo and with an impressive timing of 4.8 seconds while doing 0-100 km/h.
Porsche also offers air-suspensions with the Macan, which is optional and claims that 4X4 system and the transmission can do quick shifts in tune of 100th of a second