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Porsche Teases The New Macan Crossover's Sound


2015 Porsche Macan undergoes final testing

2015 Porsche Macan undergoes final testing

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Porsche is teasing the sound of the new Macan ahead of the small crossover's Los Angeles Auto Show debut and, yes, it does make car noises.

Actually, for a vehicle that will probably spend most of its time puttering around shopping mall parking lots, the Macan sounds pretty good; the exhaust has a nice growl.

The Macan will share its platform with the Audi Q5, but performance parts like a Torsen torque-sensing differential and seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission should ensure that the driving experience is all Porsche.

In the U.S., the Macan is expected to be offer in two trim levels. The Macan S will reportedly have a 3.0-liter, twin turbocharged V-6 under its hood, while the Macan Turbo will get a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6, with 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. A diesel engine will also be offered overseas.

As with the Cayenne, Porsche may add more models to the lineup after launch. A base Macan with a new four-cylinder engine is a possibility for the U.S. further down the line.

The Macan is expected to become Porsche's new entry-level model, undercutting the Boxster's $49,500 starting price once the base model is launched.

Want more Macan? Check out our spy shot gallery, and watch a video of it undergoing desert testing here. Be sure to check back for all the latest updates on the Macan, and everything else from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens November 20.

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