Porsche is Giving the Macan a Pair of New V6 Engines


Porsche is getting set to fit its Macan compact crossover with a pair of downsized turbocharged V6 motors borrowed from the Panamera to replace those currently found in the little utility’s S and Turbo trims.

As Autocar points out, in the 2017 Porsche Panamera, the engines displace 2.9L and 3.0L, with the smaller of the two counter-intuitively being the more powerful of the two.

That 2.9L makes 440 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque in the Panamera, besting the Macan Turbo’s 3.6L by 40 hp, and just about matching it for torque. The 3.0L uses a smaller turbocharger and a higher compression ratio to generate 330 hp and 331 lb-ft – 10 hp and eight lb-ft less than the Macan S’ current 3.0L, but with torque peaking at a lower engine speed.

Autocar says these new engines will accompany a mid-cycle styling refresh that will bring the expected restyled bumpers, headlights and taillights, changes that help the 2018 Macan compete against the recently launched Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover’s forthcoming Velar crossover.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.