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No four-bangers for U.S. Macans

Porsche has been doing pretty well selling four door cars and SUVs after decades as “just” a sports car maker. The Porsche Cayenne SUV has proven so popular that Porsche is going to add a smaller second SUV to its line called the Macan.
 
In Europe, the Macan will be offered with several engines, including four-cylinder units (which are not for U.S. consumption). For its U.S. launch, however, the $50,000 Macan S will be available with a twin-turbo 340hp 3.0-liter V6, while the $72,000 Macan Turbo will feature a twin-turbo 400hp 3.6-liter V6.
 
Word has now surfaced that Porsche will be bringing one of its diesel engines to the U.S. under the hood of the Macan in an effort to boost its “green” cred. The 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel is the same engine used in the Cayenne.


Porsche Macan [Image Source: Car Scoops]
 
The V6 diesel engine uses a single turbo and produces 258hp and 428 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm. The diesel version is expected to deliver 24mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
 
The diesel Macan is expected to land in 2015 and will be priced beneath both gasoline-engine versions. 
 
According to Car and Driver, the reason Porsche is not bringing the turbo four-cylinder engines to the U.S. is said to be a fear of cannibalizing sales of the Audi Q5 sibling that makes the bulk of its sales with four banger units.

Source: Car and Driver





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