Porsche announced the launch of an entry-level version of the Macan crossover in Europe, powered by a brand-new 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This is the first four-cylinder Porsche engine since the 968 almost 20 years ago, and it will soon be offered in other models as well.
The Porsche Macan 2.0 Turbo packs a 237 horsepower punch with 350 Nm of torque. It is obviously slower than the V6-powered version with a 0 to 100 km/h time of 6.9 seconds. But it delivers excellent fuel economy, averaging 7.5 liters / 100 km or 37 mpg imp.
Being an entry-level model, Porsche Macan 2.0 does not get most of the goodies the Macan S and Macan Turbo are blessed with, such as the Porsche Active Suspension Management and parking assist system. You can still get as optional extras, but the standard kit only covers basic stuff. You do, however, get dual-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels as standard.
The four-cylinder Macan is distinguished over normal models by two economy looking tailpipes in place of the S and Turbo’s quad pipes, and black side mouldings and accents.