Porsche's New Flat Four Turbo Engines Could be Offered in Three Displacements
Jun 04, 2014 11:38
Porsche's new Macan will have the distinction of offering the first four-cylinder engine in Porsche's range in more than two decades.
The modern turbocharged flat-four will help Porsche go with the times while keeping a distinct character for its powertrains and providing a link with the larger horizontally opposed engines used in the 911.
According to UK's Car Magazine, the spec sheet is proposing three different versions of the engine:
Porsche 1.6 flat four with 210bhp / Porsche 2.0 flat four with 286bhp / 295lb ft Porsche 2.5 flat four with 360bhp /347lb ft
There may be some uncertainty about the smaller 1.6 liter unit though.
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