Porsche has quietly introduced a new variant of the Porsche Macan for a host of Asian markets featuring a four-cylinder engine. As a result, the Macan is the first Porsche model offered with a four-banger since the 968.
Simply dubbed the Porsche Macan, this entry-level variant features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering a total of 237 hp between 5000 and 6800 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1500 and 4500 rpm. The car comes as standard with Porsche’s PDK transmission and power is sent to all four wheels. All up, the entry-level, four-cylinder Macan tips the scales at 1770 kg and can hit 100 km/h in a respectable 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 223 km/h (138 mph).
Of course this engine is more focused on efficiency rather than performance. Consequently, it consumes between 7.2 and 7.5 litres per 100 km, or 37.7-39.2 miles per gallon.
As mentioned, the four-cylinder petrol Macan will initially only been made available across Asia. More specifically, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong and Japan will receive it. It is currently unclear if other markets around the world will receive it down the road.
Importantly, it can be confirmed that the engine found in the entry-level Macan is an inline-four, rather than the 4-cylinder boxer engine being developed for the next-generation Cayman and Boxster and capable of delivering up to 395 hp.