Three six-cylinder engines, each featuring turbocharging and each working in conjunction with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system: The capacity and drive concept of the Macan leave no doubt as to the vehicle’s sporty performance.
The Macan combines performance, efficiency and emotional response at a power level never before seen in this class. With consumption figures in the NEDC ranging between 6.1 litres per 100 kilometres for diesel and 9.2 litres per 100 kilometres for premium-grade fuel, all three Macan models meet the Euro 6 emissions standard.
The two biturbo petrol engines mean the Macan represents the most powerful vehicle in the compact SUV segment. The most powerful engine is the 3.6-litre engine in the Macan Turbo, which boasts a nominal output of 400 hp (294 kW) at 6000 rpm. The engine is based on the V6 engine offering three litres of displacement, which delivers 340 hp (250 kW) at 5500 to 6500 rpm in the Macan S. With these engines, the decades of experience gained by Porsche in developing sportscar engines is available to be harnessed in a compact SUV vehicle for the very first time. Both six-cylinder engines have been developed by Porsche and are produced in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
Both of the V6 biturbo engines feature Porsche VarioCam Plus, a system for continuous and variable inlet and outlet camshaft control with valve-lift adjustment on the intake side, effective on one intake valve per cylinder. This system allows the engine to respond in a flexible manner to the relevant performance requirements. The result is spontaneous acceleration and exceptionally smooth running. The revised direct fuel injection (DFI) concept with multi-hole injectors and a high pressure of 200 bar enables optimum fuel distribution. The jet and taper angles have been optimised with torque, power, fuel consumption and emissions in mind.
The fact that the engines have been designed to elicit particularly sporty properties can also be seen in the integrated dry-sump lubrication, a typical feature among Porsche vehicles. This feature enables optimum engine lubrication – even in extreme driving situations. What’s more, it contributes to achieving a particularly low centre of gravity while allowing the ground clearance to be increased.
Powerful and efficient: The three-litre turbo diesel engine with an output of 258 hp
With its three-litre V6 turbo diesel engine, the Macan S Diesel is a true long-distance sportscar that combines an exceptional performance level with minimum fuel consumption. The 258-hp (190-kW) engine in the Macan S Diesel works in conjunction with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) to really accentuate the sporty character of the vehicle. This engine was taken from the Cayenne and has subsequently been enhanced. The high torque of 580 Nm at between 1750 and 2500 rpm allows confident acceleration in every driving situation. The optimised common rail fuel injection system enables quiet combustion development while also allowing high turbine speeds within the turbocharger, even at low engine speeds, thereby creating a high boost pressure. This results in better volumetric efficiency, increased power and more torque.
To ensure compliance with the Euro 6 emissions standard, the exhaust system on the Macan S Diesel features an integrated selective catalytic reduction (SCR) converter, in addition to an oxidation catalytic converter and a diesel particle filter. The SCR system ensures low NOx emissions in particular.