A new, entry-level Macan is available. It is powered by a Turbo, 4-cylinder engine and costs only 55,669 euros.
If you wanted a Porsche SUV, but you found it too expensive, this is the right moment: the Macan goes cheaper, thanks to the new entry-level engine. And because it’s a Porsche, inexpensive doesn’t mean slow: the two-liter engine offers 252 hp and it boosts the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, or 6.5 seconds, if equipped with Sport Chrono-Package, available as an option. Though the Macan’s top speed is 229 km/h, it proves to be fairly efficient, with an average 7.2 l/100km in NEDC cycle.
This relatively low fuel consumption is also a result of its weight: the new entry-level version is the lightest Porsche SUV, weighing 1.770 kg. The turbine delivers up to 2 bars of pressure and it’s helped by an intercooler to ensure a solid 370 Nm of torque, between 1600 and 4500 rpm. On the menu there are also variable valve timing and petrol direct injection. Typical for the German’s SUVs, the Porsche Traction Management is a standard feature and sends the power to all wheels to deliver excellent dynamics. Optionally, an air suspension with adaptive dampers can be fitted for extra comfort and stability.
Visually, the new entry-level is different from the more expensive trim levels only in details. An 18” wheels set leaves uncovered the black calipers, the side window trim strips are also black, while the exhaust tailpipes are made of brushed stainless-steel. However, the standard equipment includes Porsche Communication Management, powered tailgate, lane-departure warning, electric adjustment for the driver seat and Alcantara middle seat panels.