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

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.


  • Christian

    I really don´t know. :/

  • RDS Alphard

    Isn’t the engine choice already on sales in Asia ?
    So now they return it to Europe ? XD

  • TheHake

    €55,669 for a 2.0… Jeepers!

    • Miknik

      And I have the suspicion it’s your standard 2.0 TFSI VAG engine, built in everything form Golf GTI over Leon and Octavias to the stable mate Audi Q5. So nothing in terms of outstanding technology….

      • TheHake

        Exactly. This is the new Porsche 914…

      • heavystarch

        You’re likely right. They should have lifted the 2.0 TFSI from the Golf R. It has 292Hp and is a great little sounding straight 4 banger. From a power standpoint this would sit right below the Macan S with it’s turbo V6 at 340Hp.

        Using the 248Hp iteration of the 2.0L just seems like an odd choice as it will be down 92Hp compared to the Macan S. That’s a HUGE power difference.

        If this version of the Macan makes it to the U.S. market they are going to need to start the pricing around $40,000 as it’s just a tarted up Tiguan/Q3 which both retail for $10,000 less. The Macan is sexier than either the VW or Audi counterpart but the price differential was due to the nicer Turbo V6 base as standard. Now that they are just using the normal VAG TFSI 2.0 liter 4 banger means they can’t charge such a premium anymore.

  • Gish

    Hm. Curious. This model has been on sale in Asia for 1.5 years.
    I’ve had one since January 2015.
    Only 2.0 Liter it may be but lovely handler and really special compared to any other SUV of it’s size. Love it.

  • fabri99

    Aren’t Porsches becoming…too affordable?

  • nunomaiaGMR

    Is this the new engine from the 718/Boxster? I hope it’s not some VW crap.

  • Evo45

    Actually Porsche introduced this one in Turkey already, looks like Europe is having it late.

  • Dustin

    3902lbs – The exact same weight as an AWD Acura RDX – but the RDX has 279hp standard. When did the German companies all become the lower horsepower alternatives? It is a very interesting market right now.

  • Poison_Eagle

    You know the Macan and Cayenne might have more authenticity if they had the boxer engines of the sports cars.