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Porsche Macan facelift 2016: now also with four-cylinder

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Porsche Macan facelift 2016
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In China, Macan customers have been served with a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine as the basic engine since 2014. With the 2016 model year, P orsche also introduced a turbo four-cylinder as the basic unit for the Macan for Europe and the USA. The Macan is the second current Porsche model alongside the Boxster 718 that can be equipped with a four-cylinder. The four-in-line relies on two bar boost pressure, charge air cooling, direct petrol injection and variable timing on the intake and exhaust side. The two-liter engine develops 252 hp and provides a maximum torque of 370 Nm.

Four-cylinder achieves a top speed of 229 km /h

The power transmission takes over as with all Macan a dual clutch transmission and four-wheel drive. This means that the four-cylinder Macan should accelerate to 100 km /h in 6.7 seconds, and with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the time is reduced to 6.5 seconds. The top speed is 229 km /h. The standard consumption should be 7.2 to 7.4 liters per 100 km, depending on the tires.

In the four-cylinder Macan, there is an optional air suspension with level control including an active damper system. With a curb weight of 1,770 kg, the four-cylinder Macan is said to be the lightweight of the series.

Porsche Macan four-cylinder from 55,669 euros

Visually and in terms of equipment, the new entry-level model only differs in details from the higher performing family members. Outward distinguishing features are side window strips in matt black, black brake calipers behind the 18-inch wheels and the exhaust system with two individual tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel. The standard equipment is based heavily on the S models. The four-cylinder Macan has, for example, comfort seats with electric eight-way adjustment on the driver's side, seat centers in Alcantara, the new PCM infotainment system, a lane departure warning system and the automatic tailgate.

The Macan is now available can be ordered and costs 55,669 euros in Germany. The market launch begins in June 2016. The cheapest Macan so far was the 258 hp diesel S from 60,548 euros, the cheapest petrol engine340 hp Macan S from 61,143 euros.

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