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November 20 is going to be a big day for the Porsche Macan. Expected to be in two places at once the Macan will make its global bow in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Porsche is taking advantage of the fact that Tokyo IAS and LA IAS both fall on the same day this year.

Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller on the Macans launch strategy:

"we will adopt a top-down approach for the Macan, which will be launched exclusively with six-cylinder models, followed by four-cylinder petrol and diesel powerplants down the track."

“It will have six cylinders at the beginning, and we have an option also to do four-cylinder models during the lifecycle.”


So expect Macan S and Macan Turbo to arrive first with entry-level gasoline V6 and twin-turbocharged V6 engines for Macan S and Macan Turbo.


 

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does anyone feel like they're going backwards here.....6 cylinder to start and 4 cylinder later? shouldn't it be the other way around?
It wasn't till around now that they figured out how to make more power from a four cylinder efficiently. You can see the trend happening throughout all the automakers. turbo four cylinders make the same horsepower and torque if not more by just going force induction without burning the amount of fuel a 6 cylinder would.
 

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does anyone feel like they're going backwards here.....6 cylinder to start and 4 cylinder later? shouldn't it be the other way around?
No, with this strategy Porsche is gaming max revenue from early Macan adopters. People who really want this car will not be getting into it for budget reasons and Porsche is intending to maximize that value by debuting Macan Turbo and Macan S initially.

Margins shrink on smaller engines. Its a pure profit play.
 

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No, with this strategy Porsche is gaming max revenue from early Macan adopters. People who really want this car will not be getting into it for budget reasons and Porsche is intending to maximize that value by debuting Macan Turbo and Macan S initially.

Margins shrink on smaller engines. Its a pure profit play.
that makes sense
I guess that would work out better for them, either way it will be cheaper than the Cayenne which will get them a lot of customers.
 

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Watching blogs from japan and the city slickers, a bunch of them seem to be more interested in imports like domestic and german cars.

For such a small island a four cylinder macan could actually work.
It will be expensive for them to get the macan though an plus I'm not sure if the law still applies but after 50,000 kms they have to get rid of their vehicles. Might not be worth it and plsu it wouldn't be for the average.
 
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