2014 Porsche Macan Revealed in Spy Photos

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Sharing some body camouflage from its big brother the Cayenne, our photographers have just snapped these spy photos of the upcoming 2014 Porsche Macan.

Set to slot in below the Cayenne and ride on the same platform as the Audi Q5, the Porsche Macan is noticeably smaller with a lower overall height as well.

Details on what engines the Porsche Macan will sport have not been confirmed but there’s plenty of speculation and a long list of donor engines within the VW Group lineup. For starters there’s the same hybrid drivetrain used in the Audi Q5 Hybrid with a VW-sourced 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine being mated to a 44 hp electric motor. A non-hybrid 4-cylinder is also rumored and either way it’s a near certainty that the Macan will be the first Porsche since 1995 to sport fewer than six-cylinders.

A top level Porsche Macan Turbo is believed to get a 3.0-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers making 370 hp and around 400 lb-ft of torque. Look for Porsche’s 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic to be used, while there is the possibility we could see the 911’s new 7-speed manual as well.

Along with the 4-door spied here, Porsche is prepping a 2-door version of the Macan as well.

GALLERY: 2014 Porsche Macan Spy Photos

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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