Just a day after Porsche revealed the turbocharged petrol four-cylinder Macan for Asia, it has been confirmed that the entry-level SUV is available for special order in the United Kingdom.
In the U.K., the four-cylinder Macan starts at just over 4000 pounds. That is just over 3000 pounds less than the once base model, the Macan S and its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 delivering 335 hp.
Simply dubbed the Porsche Macan, this new 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.
While this is the first new four-cylinder Porsche offered in the U.K in a remarkable 22 years, it isn’t related to the 4-cylinder boxer engine being developed for the next-generation Cayman and Boxster and capable of delivering up to 395 hp. Further Macan models including the Macan GTS will be revealed in the coming months.