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The 2015 Porsche Macan crossover isn't set to debut until the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, but an online leak has--potentially--revealed some of the juicier details.
A Chinese spec sheet leaked by Autohome.com.cn (via PorscheBoost) apparently reveals the curb weights and power outputs of the various Macan models.
According to the document, the range-topping Macan Turbo's 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6 will produce 400 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. However, the horsepower figure is likely in metric (PS), which would bring the output for U.S. models to the 395 hp previously reported.
The Macan S will be the base model when the crossover launches in the U.S. next year. It will feature a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged identical to the one offered in the Panamera, with a reported 335 hp and 339 lb-ft. A Macan S Diesel will also be offered outside the U.S., with a 3.0-liter V6 with 254 hp and 428 lb-ft.
Of the two models coming to the U.S., the Macan Turbo will reportedly be the heaviest, with a curb weight of 4,292 pounds. The Macan S will weigh 4,250 pounds. For comparison, the Macan's 2014 Audi SQ5 platform-mate weighs in at 4,409 pounds.
As with the larger Cayenne, Porsche may add more models to the Macan lineup in the future, including a base model with a new four-cylinder engine.
Such a model would help the Macan fulfill its role as Porsche's new entry-level model. The Macan is expected to undercut the Boxster's $49,500 base price.
We'll have the official story on the Macan when it debuts at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens November 20. For more updates, head over to our dedicated hub.