As exciting as Porsches like the 911 R and the Cayman GT4 are, the new four-cylinder turbo Macan appears to be the exact opposite. I sort of dig the Macan GTS and Turbo, so I’m not hating on the Macan in general. But the new base level Macan packing a turbo four cylinder seems gloriously dull in comparison.
The 2.0L turbo four makes 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, which wouldn’t be bad in a sports car. However, in that rather heavy Macan body that four pushes the car to 60 mph in a sloth-like (by Porsche standards) 6.1 seconds, assuming you buy the optional sport chrono package with launch control. That turbo four is mated with a 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission. Top speed is 142 mph, fast enough for a SUV for sure, but unimpressive by Porsche standards.
The turbo four Macan will start at $47,500 plus a $1,050 delivery fee. This is exactly what many were afraid would happen when Porsche got into the SUV business, an uninspiring, expensive car with little redeeming quality for the enthusiast.
Source:: 95 Octane