When Porsche added a four-cylinder engine option to the 2017 Macan, a lot of people were skeptical as to whether the automaker made the right move or a terrible mistake. Apparently, the move was seen by many as a downgrade for one of Porsche's best sellers. Contrary to what many had feared however, the 2017 Porsche Macan got a positive feedback and have grown in sales.
The Three V6 Engines
According to a report from Torque News, the 2017 Porsche Macan is available in four trims. The base trim carries the new four-cylinder engine while the upper trims are all equipped with V6. The Macan S and GTS trims are powered by a 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo capable of 340 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque for the former while the latter puts out 360 horsepower and 369 pound feet of torque as reported.
The New Powertrain
The 2017 Porsche Macan's new powertrain comes in the form of a 2.0 liter Inline-4 turbocharged engine capable of delivering 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque as reported by OPP Trends. Accordingly, this powertrain is paired with a seven-speed dual clutch Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox that delivers all the power in an all-wheel drive (AWD) drivetrain.
2017 Porsche Macan Customer Feedback And Sales Growth
Despite skepticism from a lot of people, the 2017 Porsche Macan gets a positive feedback and it continues to grow in sales. In fact, the 2017 Porsche Macan went on sale last summer and its sales have already gone up to 40 percent. In a report, Klaus Zellmer, chief executive of Porsche Cars North America stated that the automaker believes the sales record will hold.
Apparently, most of the people that bought the new Macan are first time Porsche owners. "Eighty percent of the customers that have bought the car previously didn't have a Porsche - that is a lot. So we are able, with that car, to onboard new customers into the brand, which is exactly what we are always trying to do. It works really well," said Zellmer.