Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

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    Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine in Late 2014, Cayman and Boxster to Follow
    Carscoops.com
    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, ďI canít tell you the exact month, but sometime in 2014, perhaps at the end.Ē

    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 Porscheís 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?!)

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    Re: Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    I think I saw an article: The base price for the Macan is 89k AUS! Yikes...

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    Re: Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    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?!)
    Didn't even think about all those!

    4 could be a derivative of the 8 or part of a new modular engine design.

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    Re: Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    Didn't even think about all those!

    4 could be a derivative of the 8 or part of a new modular engine design.
    Probably new Modular but sharing some components with the 2.0 TFSI and TDI

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    Re: Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    Porsche is said to return to Le Mans with a four-cylinder hybrid prototype. Here you see ex-F1 driver Mark Webber testing the Porsche.

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    Re: Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    Didn't even think about all those!

    4 could be a derivative of the 8 or part of a new modular engine design.
    Yes..maybe future boxer 6 (i made an error above and wrote I6 ) will also be part of that modular engine design.
    But if that rumors are true (about boxer 8) Porsche alone will have 3 different 8 cylinder engines unique to Porsche (not sharing it with an Audi, Bentely or anything else). V8 from Panamera (4 versions of 4.8 l v8 ), v8 from 918 (4.6 l v8) ..and if rumors are correct a boxer 8.

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    Re: Porsche Macan to Get 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    No chance of fitting a boxer engine in the Audi Q5 platform that the Macan is based on - the European press releases just refer to a 4-cylinder engine - so I'd guess it'll be a rework of an Audi engine 2.0T

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