Macan is a real change in Porsche`s history if we consider that the crossover reintroduces the four cylinder engine in the German Manufacturer range.
It looks that the new 2.0 liter four pot, sourced by Volkswagen is just a temporary solution, as Porsche is developing its own four cylinder engines. Sources close to the company say that Porsche engineers are working on a four cylinder boxer engine, ready to be offered in three different versions.
First will be an entry-level unit, with just 1.6 liter capacity, but ready to develop 210 hp. It will serve as an entry-level for the Macan. Second will be a 2.0 liter flat four ready to develop 286 bhpand 295 lb/ft. Finally, the Macan will also ensure support for a 2.5 liter flat four ready to offer 360 bhp and 347 lb/ft. That is enough to ensure good performances and also to respect the downsizing trend.
Along the current Macan, Porsche will use the new flat four cylinder engines also on the future Cayenne and Cayman and Boxster couple.