When it was recently revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we knew that further variants of the Porsche Macan would hit showroom floors around the world. After all, Porsche has only debuted the Macan S, Macan Turbo and Macan S Diesel at the time.
In line with this, Porsche engineers have confirmed that a new four-cylinder petrol engine will arrive in the Porsche Macan towards the end of next year. Despite the selection of four-cylinder engines Porsche has at its disposal from the Volkswagen Group, the German automaker confirmed that it is making its very own four-cylinder engine with horizontally opposed pistons.
The new four-cylinder engine is predicted to sit between the 254 hp 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel from the Macan S Diesel and the 335hp twin-turbo V6 from the Macan S. As a result, expect in the region of 300 hp which from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder is quite impressive! The new engine is also expected to be related to the engine used in next year’s Porsche LMP1 racer.
Because the engine has yet to be released or even finalised, performance specifications aren’t known. However, the Porsche Macan S features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 335 hp and it can hit 96km/h in just 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 251 km/h, so the base petrol Macan shouldn’t be too much slower if it does produce 300 hp.