Diesel-powered Porsche Macan confirmed for the United States

Article by Christian A., on October 13, 2014

Porsche already offers a diesel engine for the Macan crossover in Europe but it appears that the German manufacturer will offer the engine also in the United States. What’s more interesting is that the diesel engine will arrive within 1 year. According to Automotive News who spoke with Andrew Oosthuizen a.k.a. vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, the company is busy with the development and engineering.

Set to arrive with a price tag below $60,000, the diesel-powered Macan will be slotted between the Macan S, which costs $50,895 and the Macan Turbo, which costs $73,295.

In Europe, the Macan S Diesel carries a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that produces 254 hp (190 kW) and offers a fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100 km (38.56 US mpg), which corresponds to a CO2 value between 164 and 159 g/km.

Moreover, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds, while top speed is 230 km/h or 142.9 mpg.

Still, if you want a high performance crossover, we recommend the Macan Turbo, as this model is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 biturbo petrol engine that generates 394 hp (294 kW).

When equipped with the Sport Chrono package, the Macan Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (4.8 seconds in standard form), while top speed if 266 km/h or 165.2 mph.

Considered a characteristic part of its design, the new spectacular yet aggressive front end of the Porsche Macan is marked by large air intakes that emphasize its performance levels. On the Macan Turbo version, the air intakes on the left and right are fitted with details called C-blades, working to deliver a sophisticated aerodynamic response while highlighting its sporty appearance.

The new Macan is provided with a massive wraparound bonnet that doesn’t just enclose the headlights, but also extends down to the wheel arches. The size of the bonnet and its precision lines flowing to the front end lend the Macan a broad and dynamic appearance, as complemented by a clean look provided by the bonnet’s seamless surface.

Thanks to its sloping roof line, the new Macan features a sharp profile that highlights its dynamic character. The new Macan also features design lines running to the rear end that help accentuate its broad, sculpted wings. These design lines pay homage to the design of the Porsche 911, and so are the window graphics and the shape of the D-pillar.

Moreover, the new Macan features dynamically formed inserts on the bottom of the rear and doors. These sideblades are available in different materials and these inserts pays tribute to the design of the lower door seams on the 918 Spyder. Another 918 Spyder-inspired element is the front door entry guard that, along with the sophisticated door handles, making the doors look narrower.

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