Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine in Late 2014, Cayman and Boxster to Follow
December 11, 2013
By Dan Mihalascu
The brand-new Porsche Macan SUV will reportedly get an entry-level four-cylinder gasoline engine by the end of 2014. Currently the crossover is available with a choice of three engines: a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo gasoline engine, a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel and the all-new 3.6-liter biturbo gasoline unit.
A report from AutoExpress quotes Porsche manager of transmission and drivetrain development Dr. Thomas Casper as saying, “I can’t tell you the exact month, but sometime in 2014, perhaps at the end.”
Casper added that Porsche has no plans to introduce a four-cylinder diesel engine in the Macan, only a petrol. However, despite previous rumors that Porsche may use a turbocharged inline-four engine from the VW Group, the engineer said the engine is expected to be turbocharged and use horizontally opposed pistons.
Using a four-cylinder boxer engine would be in line with Porsche’s tradition.
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Does anyone roughly know what are VW costs of developing a new engine ?
I mean all gasoline engine that Porsche uses are limited for Porsche (I6, I6 turbo, V6, V8, V10)...then there is a new v12 made only for Lamborghini, and v12 tdi used only in Audi, V10 TDI used in VW Touareg only. And now this boxer 4 ( and rumors of boxer 8?!)