2016 Porsche Macan Diesel Engine Option — Fuel-efficient Crossover
It’s true that the 2016 Porsche Macan won’t have numerous noticeable changes, but the latest reports claim that the crossover will get a new diesel engine. This is a pretty radical change, but the engine they planned to install is a very reliable 3.0-liter V6 mill which will expand the engine lineup and the Macan’s competitiveness. In spite of the superficial assumptions that the diesel engine can’t provide enough agility to the 2016 Porsche Macan, the truth is that the crossover with this engine won’t have any troubles regarding the performance. It may seem a bit unconventional to have a diesel engine under the hood of a Porsche, but the 2016 Macan isn’t a roadster. Powered by the diesel V6 engine, the 2016 Porsche Macan will have impressive EPA fuel economy ratings and that’s, perhaps, the most important perk of the diesel engine option. So, what can we expect of the 2016 Macan diesel?
2016 Porsche Macan Diesel — Specs & EPA Fuel Economy
The expansion of the engine range has its reasons. The 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine under the hood, the crossover won’t lack horsepower. Of course, the mere fact that this is a diesel implies that there’s no need to say how its highlight is torque. Reportedly, the V6 will deliver between 245 and 255 horsepower and amazing 428 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Porsche Macan diesel will have an automatic seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. This transmission and all-wheel drive will provide surprising acceleration. With this setup, the 2016 Macan will sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in around 6 seconds. As for the fuel economy, it’s yet another upside. The drivers of the Macan diesel version will be glad that the crossover returns 24 mpg/city and 31 mpg/highway. They will get this remarkable fuel economy and they will still enjoy in a Porsche.
Gasoline Engine Options
Of course, the 2016 Macan is coming with other engine options. Aside from the diesel V6, the crossover has a 3.6-liter gasoline twin-turbo engine which delivers 400 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of twist. There’s also a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 gasoline which is able to generate 340 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, the U.S.-spec 2016 Macan won’t have its famous four-cylinder gasoline powerplant. It’s true that this engine isn’t as strong as the aforementioned gasoline engines, but it can deliver 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque with 32 mpg/combined.
2016 Porsche Macan Price Estimation
The manufacturer took care about the performance of the 2016 Porsche Macan. We have to wait for the premiere at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show to see the final version of the crossover and to find out its price.