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    • Base Porsche Macan is official - 237 horsepower EA888 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder

      Here is the new entry level Porsche Macan and as expected it has a turbocharged four-cylinder motor. However, it does not have the turbo boxer four-cylinder that is in development and instead is using the VW Group 2.0 liter EA888 architecture. It has the same 9.6:1 compression ratio as the Audi 2.0 TFSI models and likely the exact same iron block and aluminum head. Output over the Q5 2.0 is raised from 211 horsepower to 237 for the Macan.

      Interestingly, torque is quoted at the same 258 lb-ft. It is somewhat disappointing to see Porsche raiding the VW parts bin but they are developing their own turbo four-cylinder for the Cayman and Boxster. This is clearly a cost cutting measure and makes the four-cylinder Macan available earlier than if Porsche were to wait to launch it with their new boxer four. Not to mention that motor would step on the Macan S toes while the EA888 2.0 is comfortably behind the Macan S and Turbo.

      Is the base Macan exciting? It will handle well and have the same PDK dual clutch transmission as its big brothers. It just will be missing a whole lot of the punch but that is where tuners like APR who do great things with this motor come in to the picture.

      Pricing information and launch date to come.







      This article was originally published in forum thread: Porsche Macan - 237bhp 4-cylinder 2L turbo started by mark0006 View original post
      Comments 8 Comments
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        With tuning these engines are capable of huge numbers so should be ok. Hopefully the Porsche engine is slotted in there as soon as its ready.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The question is whether Porsche will slot it in.
      1. boostedmaserati's Avatar
        boostedmaserati -
        Damn that's a sexy $#@!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        It's a damn good looking SUV.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        I know this defeats the purpose of the SUV but lowering that thing just a vag hair would look so good. It has the lines for it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I'd lower it, definitely. This is an SUV built for the street.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        The last I heard about the base petrol Macan was that it's a no-go for the US. Diesel will come before the end of the year.

        We pick up our S this weekend. Pics and impressions to come. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        The last I heard about the base petrol Macan was that it's a no-go for the US. Diesel will come before the end of the year.

        We pick up our S this weekend. Pics and impressions to come. Click here to enlarge
        They won't bring the standard Macan over? Really? They'll make a killing with it. They'll also kill the Q5.