Prior to the 2014 Porsche Macan’s impending world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013, the official Chinese spec-sheet for the new SUV has leaked online providing us with our first accurate glimpse at the performance delivered by the new Macan.
As expected, there are two turbocharged engines offered in the Porsche Macan. The first set of turbos are bolted onto a 3.0-liter V6 engine producing an impressive 340 hp and 460 Nm of torque. Consequently, the mid-range Porsche Macan S will sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a brisk 5.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 254 km/h.
Next, the Macan will be available with a 3.0-liter diesel engine. This powerplant produces 258 hp and 580 Nm of torque. As a result, it will hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 226 km/h. Most noteworthy for us however, is the range topping Porsche Macan Turbo.
This spec sheet reveals that it features a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 400 hp and 550 Nm of torque. Unsurprisingly, it is the fastest of the bunch and capable of hitting 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds before topping out at 269 km/h.
A choice of either a standard six-speed manual or optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be made available while steering is electro-mechanical. It seems that those wanting a four-cylinder engine will have to wait a little longer!
If it isn’t already clear, Porsche have chosen to use a Volkswagen group platform, the Audi Q5 for their lower value SUV. Despite the lower price tag it will feature all the classic Porsche refinements. It will get all-wheel drive, an impressive interior and a fantastic engine. Development has taken a relatively short 3 years.
The Porsche Macan also gets air suspension, optionally supplemented by an electronic damping control and customers will be able to spec a controlled differential lock on the rear axle if they wish.