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2014 Porsche Macan Turbo- 395/406 AWD X-over

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Spy shots look kind of ugly, but the performance numbers are impressive enough to want one to replace my wagon. What does everyone else think of this car?






The Macan Turbo will debut with a twin-turbocharged and direct-injected 3.6-liter V-6 good for 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. In naturally aspirated form this engine appears in the Panamera and Cayenne, but the Macan Turbo will be the first application of the engine in turbocharged form.

Though it’s yet to be confirmed, the Macan S is expected to feature a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. This engine is already found in the Panamera and will soon make its way into the Cayenne as well. Overseas, a third engine variant will be offered, possibly a new four-cylinder unit or perhaps a dieselhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/lb_icon1.png.

Transmission options are expected to include a conventional manual and seven-speed PDK dual-clutch unit. A rear-biased all-wheel-drive system complete with a Torsen limited-slip differential will be standard across the range. Wheel sizes will range from 17 inches up to 21 inches in diameter.

Though based on the same platform found in the Audi Q5, the Macan will be slightly longer and wider than the Audi. It will also sit lower thanks to its sportier suspension settings, particularly in Macan Turbo guise.

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