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    • Macan spec sheet leak from China gives us horsepower, torque, and curb weight figures

      The Macan debut is coming up in just over a week but thanks to a Chinese spec sheet leak we already have the specifications. The Macan S and Macan Turbo both have twin turbo V6 direct injected gasoline powerplants. The Macan S engine is at 3.0 liters with 340 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. The Macan Turbo V6 displaces 3.6 liters and has 400 horsepower with 405 pound-feet of torque. There is also a Macan S diesel model with 258 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque.

      The Macan S weighs in at 4250 pounds. The Turbo model is 42 pounds heavier at 4292 pounds. Not exactly a featherweight but significantly lighter than the Cayenne. The Macan Turbo will not give up much to the Cayenne Turbo despite the raw power difference.

      The Macan S looks to be an excellent value especially considering Porsche gets 420 horsepower out of the 3.0 liter V6 powerplant in the Panamera S. Is the extra displacement worth the cost? We will know when we have the US MSRP information from the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

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      1. bogdan_mb's Avatar
        bogdan_mb -
        Something is wrong with the weights, a diesel v6 will never be lighther than a petrol v6, both beeing turbo. The same goes for the panamera. I just hoped for under 4000 pounds, we just have to wait and see the official numbers.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bogdan_mb Click here to enlarge
        Something is wrong with the weights, a diesel v6 will never be lighther than a petrol v6, both beeing turbo. The same goes for the panamera. I just hoped for under 4000 pounds, we just have to wait and see the official numbers.
        Right, and the director of the Macan project stated the weight would be close to 3,7xx lbs in articles published last month. I think there may be some big errors in this sheet.
      1. bogdan_mb's Avatar
        bogdan_mb -
        3700 is WAY to optimistic considering the platform it borrows (Audi Q5) which resemblance a lot , wheelbase is basically the same (2.807 mm vs 2.806 mm for the Q5) . I think and hope again , somewhere under 4000 lbs , the S version with active suspension would be a good deal , add a custom exhaust , a tune and would be a really nice car with over 400hp.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        It's not going to be 3700 you guys are dreaming. Weights are probably spot on.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's not going to be 3700 you guys are dreaming. Weights are probably spot on.
        I agree 3700 is improbable, but they seem pretty certain in the article:

        Porsche is yet to reveal any weight figures for its new model but Woehler suggests a number of weight saving measures, including the use of aluminium in the body, will see the Turbo hit the scales at under 3750lb.

        Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/2013...#ixzz2kNG8KYoB
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I'll bet money autoweek is wrong. It will be over 4000 pounds.