Teamspeed spies bring us the first track test shots of the upcoming baby Porsche SUV, spotted during a morning workout on the famous nurburgring. Still wearing a bit of camouflage borrowed from its big brother the Cayenne, the final version of the Macan will have a much sportier look to it then the Audi Q5 it’s based on.
The Macan will share its platform with the Q5 but Porsche will of course finesse the chassis and of course give the Macan better brakes and other wheels.
Power will come from engines delivered by Audi, both petrol and diesel, also to be worked over by Porsche, giving it with higher power figures then the Q5. By offering a 4-cylinder variant of the baby suv, this will be the first time Porsche has put a 4 cylinder engine into production since the 968.
The Macan will most likely be offered with the Hybrid-drivetrain known from the Q5, meaning a 2.0 TFSI delivering 210 horsepower combined with a 44 HP electric motor. That will help Porsche to come closer to the average CO2 goal of 130 g/km that all car manufacturers need to reach from 2015.
The Porsche Macan will be launched with four doors initially, but we are hearing rumors that a little later on there could be a sportier looking two door version as well.
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