Porsche Macan: UK’s First New 4-cylinder Porsche For 22 Years

Porsche quietly unveils a four-cylinder version Macan at Beijing show, with UK models available by special order only.

Porsche has added a fourth model to its Macan range, fitted with the same 2.0 TSI four-cylinder turbocharged engine as the VW Golf GTI. Revealed without much fanfare at the Beijing Motor Show last week, it’s the first four-cylinder Porsche since the 968 went on sale 22 years ago.

Tuned to produce 234bhp and 350Nm of torque, the entry-level Macan covers 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 138mph. Four-wheel drive and a twin-clutch PDK automatic gearbox are fitted as standard, while fuel economy is claimed to 36.7mpg – a 4.2mpg improvement on the 355bhp Macan S.

At the rear, one of the giveaways is the lack of an S or Turbo badge, as with all other Macan models. Then there are the exhausts – the Turbo has quad squared-off pipes while the S models get rounded units. Meanwhile, this four-cylinder Macan gets a single outlet on each side.

Available by special order from Auto Export as of now

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