The engine is a VW unit, the same as most of those found in warm golfing, except that while producing 242 hp. in Macan, it can generate up to 306 hp. in golf. It seems strange to me that VW will load Porsche this way, double when you take into account the 100 hp gap. between him and Macan S, but I expect to preserve respectable fuels and carbon numbers in the new, more crude WLTP test, as a fitting, more powerful engine.
Also note that the 2.0-liter Macan is likely to be up to 100kg lighter than the 3.0-liter Macan S, which will somewhat compensate for the shorter performance of the smaller engine. And do not miss the idea that the 2.0-liter Macan is a model of "poverty-spec", which is Macan in the name and looks alone.
I was driving it in prototype almost a year ago, and I was surprised at how politely I felt right beside my six-year-old brothers and now, finished, surprised me again. Yes, it first feels a bit unceremonious, but only until you realize that the engine needs speed to do its best, and then pull out how impatient the preprogrammed transmission of the PDK is to provide. The best of all is that the 2.0-liter four is more spectacular than the old 3.0-liter six, which ensures that we do the best engine work is a pretty enjoyable experience.
Yes, it would be better to have an idle torque, but you can not deny that Makan has the most tools he has been given. Better yet, you do not have to be anywhere near the limit to say that none of the Mccan has ever dwelled cleaner or balanced.
For me, the really high-performance SUVs are pretty unsatisfying things to move fast, because although they can go straight, you still have to stop so early and so angular, so slow that it's hard to find a beat. By contrast, Macan arrives at a slower speed and then has to separate less than it, so its features and chassis look well synchronized.