Porsche preparing an entry-level version of the Macan

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 3, 2014

Porsche has recently introduced the Macan mid-sized crossover but already has plans to boost the sales of its new model. According to Automotive News, Porsche told its dealers last week that it will also develop a less expensive version of the Macan. For those who don’t know, the Porsche Macan S starts at $50,895, while the Macan Turbo is priced at $73,295.

"We think there is room for additional variants down the line," said Joe Lawrence, COO of Porsche Cars North America. Porsche offers the Macan S with plenty of standard equipment and features such as the PDK double-clutch transmission and 19-inch wheels. So, we could also see a Macan fitted with a manual transmission.

"It's exactly what you'd expect: Hit with the high price for the guys who want it" and then scale back for "bread-and-butter" customers, said Mike Sullivan, owner of Pacific Porsche in Torrance.

Porsche offers the Macan S with a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo petrol engine that generates 335 hp (250 kW), which can push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds (5.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package fitted), while the top speed is 254 km/h (157.8 mph).

The Macan S Diesel uses a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that delivers 254 hp (190 kW), enough to push the crossover from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and to a top speed of 230 km/h (142.9 mph).

Macan Turbo uses a bigger 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine that develops 394 hp (294 kW). This engine pushes the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (4.6 seconds with the Sport Chono package) and has a top speed of 266 km/h (165.2 mph).

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