Porsche is going to sell its new Macan compact crossover with a base four-cylinder engine option, which will be available by the end of 2014.
“I canâ€™t tell you the exact month, but sometime in 2014, perhaps at the end,” saidÂ Dr Thomas Casper, manager of transmission and drivetrain development, when asked about the four-cylinder Macan.
The engine will be a gas-powered turbocharged unit that uses horizontally opposed pistons, better known as a boxer engine. Power numbers are unknown, but the new four-cylinder willÂ definitelyÂ make less than theÂ 340 hp produced by the base V6.
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Casper says that the engine note for the four cylinder is very important to the brand, and promised that this Macan will still be a “true Porsche.”Â This new four-cylinder is also expected to eventually find its way into the Boxter and Cayman as well, offering a new budget option from the brand.
RegionalÂ availabilityÂ of the four-cylinder Porsche Macan is stillÂ unknown, though it does not seem likely for the US market.
Â [Source: Auto Express]
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