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Porsche’s new Macan crossover made its debut earlier today at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and here are the live photos and a video taken at its unveiling. The Macan is expected to be the most affordable model in Porsche’s lineup, which means undercutting the $49,500 starting price of the Boxster.
However, Porsche is introducing the Macan in more potent Macan S and Macan Turbo trim, so budget-conscious buyers may need to wait until a base model is launched. Standard to both is an all-wheel-drive system, seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and twin-turbocharged V-6 power.
The Macan S is rated at 340 horsepower while the Macan Turbo develops as much as 400 horsepower. The Macan S will sprint to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds (5.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono package) and reach a top speed of 156 mph. The Macan Turbo needs just 4.6 seconds to reach 60 mph (4.4 seconds with the Sport Chrono package) and maxes out at 164 mph.
Production of the Macan starts next month at Porsche’s plant in Leipzig, Germany.