British magazine Autocar has new details – and a rendering – about Porsche’s new baby SUV, called the Macan. According to their insiders, Porsche is developing a brand-new 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine exclusively for the Macan, with targeted power and torque figures of 370bhp and 400lb ft. The twin sequential Borg Warner turbochargers will also make the engine very fuel efficient.
The new engine is a variant of the 3.6 liter V6 unit found in the entry-level petrol versions of the Cayenne and the Panamera. In the Macan, it will send the power to all four wheels via a Torsen torque-sensing differential developed by Audi and tweaked by Porsche. The diff is connected to either a seven-speed manual or a PDK.
The Macan will also feature some fancy new suspension elastokinematics, whatever they are, and electro-mechanical steering system like that used in the new Boxster and the 991. This system is more fuel efficient because it’s not connected to the engine, but it suffers from lack of feel at high speed.
Check here for more details: Autocar