It’s been known for some time that a diesel-powered Macan would eventually be offered in the U.S., but now we have official confirmation from the German sports car manufacturer.
Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Porsche Cars North America’s vice president of marketing, Andre Oosthuizen, said a diesel-powered Macan would be available for American customers in a little over a year.
"We are now busy with the development and the engineering," Oosthuizen said. "I can confirm that V-6 diesel offering with about 245 horsepower."
The V-6 Oosthuizen is referring to is a turbocharged 3.0-liter unit offered in the Cayenne S Diesel as well as a Macan S Diesel model already on sale overseas. He said we can expect the U.S. debut of the Macan S Diesel at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Unfortunately, Oosthuizen also said that the Macan S Diesel would be priced higher than the current Macan S gasoline model, which is priced at $51,095 (including destination). The good news is that the price should remain below the $60k mark.
Oosthuizen also reaffirmed that an entry-level Macan with a four-cylinder gasoline engine offered in some markets won’t be offered in the U.S.
For more on the Porsche Macan, be sure to read our first drive report.