For 2017, the Macan lineup expands to four models. A new turbocharged four-cylinder version joins the existing Macan S, Macan Turbo, and Macan GTS.
The Choice is Yours
When Porsche decided to build its first SUV over a decade ago, people cried “blasphemy.” But the Cayenne became an undeniable sales success, and so Porsche followed it up with the smaller Macan. For 2017, Porsche is expanding the Macan lineup with a new four-cylinder base model, giving buyers another choice when configuring their luxury SUVs.
The Macan is definitely the Porsche of small SUVs. As with the larger Cayenne, Porsche tried to imbue the Macan with the spirit of its sports cars by emphasizing driving dynamics. Porsche wanted to prove that practical vehicles don’t have to be boring.
The big news for 2017 is the addition of a new base model with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It may be the smallest engine in the Macan lineup, but the 2.0-liter still produces an impressive 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Like all other Macan models, the engine comes standard with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. All Macan engines also feature engine start-stop systems for better fuel economy.
The four-cylinder Macan will do 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package and launch control. Porsche says it will also achieve an EPA-rated 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway).*