Three Porsche Models Making North American Debut Next Month

Three Porsche models will make their North American debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

The Porsche 911 R and 718 Boxster sports cars will be joined by a new four-cylinder Macan model at the Javits Center from March 25 to April 3. Both the Porsche 911 R and 718 Boxster were recently shown at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but this will be the first time North American enthusiasts get to see them up close and personal.

The Porsche 911 R is a “pure, uncompromised driving machine with a naturally aspirated, 500 horsepower engine mounted in the rear,” says Porsche. The 718 Boxster ushers in a new era of entry-level models, all featuring turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The standard Boxster with a 2.0-liter engine has 300 hp, while the Boxster S has a larger 2.5-liter engine with 350 hp.

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The third debut is a Macan powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine with 252 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. Like all other Macan models, the powerplant is mated to a standard seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission with Auto Start Stop technology. The German automaker revealed that the new turbocharged four-cylinder Macan will go zero to 60 in 6.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package. It will return 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for a 22-mpg combined rating.

AutoGuide.com will be reporting live from the 2016 New York Auto Show, so check back in less than two weeks for live coverage when the show opens its doors to the press ahead of time.

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