Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Porsche | posted March 29, 2016 15:31
Porsche introduces base model Macan with 2.0L turbo
Porsche's smallest SUV offering can now be powered by a turbocharged inline-four after revealing the new entry-level Macan at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Set to take the role as the 'sports car of the SUV segment', it features the same level of equipment and safety features, but has the power and efficiency of a smaller engine.
Like the Macan S, GTS and Turbo models, the base model Macan carries the same exterior styling cues. It is differentiated however by several trim alterations like: matte black window surrounds, black brake calipers, unique five-spoke alloy wheels and dual exhaust pipes finished in stainless steel.
Like the Macan S, the front fascia of the entry-level model also has the same lava black side blades and also features Bi-Xenon headlights.
Porsche also claimed that it also has the same level of features from the other models. It will come standard with 8-way adjustable power front seats, Alcantara seat centers, Porsche Communication Management (PCM), piano black interior trim and a lane departure warning system.
As previously mentioned, the new Macan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that is connected to a 7-speed PDK (dual clutch) gearbox. It generates 252 PS at 5000 – 6000 rpm, along with 370 Nm of torque available at 1500 – 4500 rpm.
With it, the Macan can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds before reaching its 229 km/h top speed. Beyond that, the powertrain also comes standard with Auto Start/Stop, direct injection, charge-air cooling and variable valve timing.