Porsche Macan to Enjoy North American Debut Alongside the 911 R and 718 Boxster
The next interesting automobiles show that follows very soon is the New York International Auto Show, where Porsche will hold three debuts in the United States. The visitors of the event will see the new Macan, the exclusive 911 R and the redesigned 718 Boxster. By the way the latter rides on extensive chassis improvements and is driven by a turbocharged, mid-mounted flat-four cylinder 2.0 liter engine which produces 300 horsepower. The 718 Boxster S utilizes a 2.5 liter powerplant generating 350 horsepower. In addition, the 911 R will show that it is a pure, uncompromised driving machine capable of 500 horsepower coming from its rear-mounted engine.
At last, but most importantly, Porsche will debut the Macan, which will be equipped with a "sporty and highly efficient turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-four cylinder engine". In addition, there will be four models in the lineup available, including the Macan, Macan S, Macan Turbo, and the Macan GTS. The quartet will be fitted as a standard with an active all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management PTM, agile suspension and precise steering, while as an option there will be offered the air suspension with load-leveling control and the PASM system with adaptive dampers.
The new Four-Cylinder Engine
Speaking about the turbocharged four-cylinder unit, it was designed to be sporty and efficient, but at the same time to deliver 252 hp (185 kW) from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm. The 2.0 liter engine is connected to a standard seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission with an Auto Start Stop technology. This allows the Macan to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 142 mph. Fuel economy EPA values are rated at 25 miles per gallon on the highway, 20 mpg in the city, and 22 mpg combined.
Abundant Standard Equipment
Some of the exterior characteristics of the new Macan include matte black window surrounds and brake calipers, unique dual stainless steel exhaust pipes; front fascia and lava black side blades for the Macan S. Furthermore, the Macan comes standard with Bi-Xenon headlights, 8-way power front seats, seat centers in Alcantara, the newest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Piano Black interior package, and a lane departure warning system.
2017 Porsche Macan is currently available to order at a starting price of $47,500. The first deliveries are expected in July.