Porsche Adds Entry-Level Macan WIth 252 PS 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Engine

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The Stuttgart-based manufacturer's storm of four-pot mills hasn’t stopped with the "new" 718 Boxster roadster.

The new, entry model of the Macan uses a 2-liter, direct-injected, petrol unit, which operates with up to two bar of boost pressure, producing 252 PS (248 HP) from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque between 1,600 and 4,500 rpm.

Connected to a standard 7-speed PDK dual-clutch, like the existing versions, it needs 6.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and 6.5 with the optional Sport Chrono-Package, while top speed stands at 229 km/h (142 mph). According to the NEDC, depending on the wheelw and tire combo, the average consumption is 7.4 lt/100 km to 7.2 lt/100 km (31.79-32.67 mpg US).

Porsche promises "exceptionally sporty driving dynamics" and states that the Traction Management active all-wheel drive system works with the "agile suspension and precise steering". The air suspension system is available at an extra cost on the 1,770 kg (3,902 lbs) Macan - the lightest SUV ever made by Porsche.

The extensive range of standard equipment includes side window trim strips in black, black brake calipers, 18-inch wheels and two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel. In the cabin, many of its standard features are the same as in the "S" models, such as comfort seats with 8-way electric adjustment on the driver's side, Alcantara middle seat panels, PCM (Porsche Communication Management) in its latest-gen, Lane Departure Warning and powered tailgate.

The company offers the 2.0-liter Macan from €55,669 (equivalent to $61,345)in Germany, tax included. It's already available to order, with first deliveries scheduled for June.