This isn’t the new four-cylinder boxer engine Porsche is developing for its next-generation Boxster and Cayman, but a straight-four design likely to be a version of the 2.0-liter TFSI found in the Macan’s Audi Q5 sibling. In the Macan, the engine delivers 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 138 mph.
Like other Macans, the new four-cylinder model comes standard with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Porsche estimates that gas mileage should be between 31.3 and 32.6 mpg on the European combined cycle.
Being the base model, the four-cylinder Macan only gets dual-exhaust tips instead of the quad-pipe design on more potent variants. The car also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, as opposed to the 19-inch set on the Macan S.
Further down the track, Porsche will launch a second four-cylinder Macan, the Macan Diesel. This won’t make it to the U.S. either, but we can look forward to the aforementioned Macan S Diesel in the future as well as a new Macan S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid.
For more on Porsche’s Macan, check out our first drive report.