Lately, Porsche has been trying to reinvent the wheel. Or at least, reinvent the Macan crossover. How? By inserting a Volkswagen / Audi-sourced turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. That’s how.
As far as I’m concerned, this 2022 Porsche Macan is the last vehicle you will ever need to drive. It’s a real nice cruiser that can drive like a bruiser. The engine rates well, in spite of having some hiccupy acceleration. But that’s to be expected out of the turbocharged engines.
You can barely hear the throttle — or maybe you can and it just blurs in the background — at nearly about 76 decibels.
A dual-clutch touch is to be expected and just about anticipated in a Porsche experience. Complete with downshifts and lower gears that totally allow the vehicle to feel like it’s all when it revs down the highway. The redline of the speed-ups will approach you at about 6800 rpm.
One huge plus, however, happens to be the fuel economy. This online-four shows those V-6 engine really what for, in that case, as you can imagine.
The vehicle garners about 21 mpg in a huge combination in EPA testing. This could very well compare to the 19 mpg found when actually the 375-horsepower in the Macan S and the 434-horsepower Macan GTS model are calculated together.
And could you expect anything less out of this 2022 Porche Macan? Really? Just look at the transmission. It’s so nice, Porsche practically patented it’s 7-speed as the Porsche Doppelkupplung! With smooth transitions in both automatic and manual gear shifts, what’s there not to love?
The 2022 Porche Macan offers so much in such a small package.
For instance, the vehicle dispels about 261 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. in maximum torque. That’s to say if the top speed the car can hit is 144 miles per hour, then certainly getting from zero-to-sixty would be as quick as six seconds.
What a marvelous vehicle!
How does the Porsche Macan sell vs. drive?
Currently, the 2022 model is outselling the competition by accounting for 60% of sales. This could be due to the popularity of the engine, also found in the Volkswagen GTI and the Audi A4 as well. Yet, in the Porsche Macan, the 261-horsepower turbo inline-four can get away with murder.
It allows the 4,199 lb.-Porsche to be totally unstoppable on the road.
But if “immaculate” isn’t enough, The option of adding a Sport Chrono option does offer a stopwatch on the dashboard and effective launch-control software. All for an additional $1200.
Think of the Sport Chrono to the Porsche Macan as a modern-day equivalent to the nitrous found in those cars from Fast and Furious. Then, you’ll end up hitting 5200 rpm as your redline.
In which case, you’ll be thrilled to know that this car means business, even as a luxury.