The Audi Q5 With A Bodykit, er, excuse me, I mean the 2015 Porsche Macan, is inching closer to production. Its power specs just hit the Internets, however, and the engines under the hood are most certainly not Audi Q5 With A Bodykit numbers. We're talking solid amounts of power for a small SUV.
The top-of-the-line Macan Turbo, which is the one you really care about because the rest are for soccer practice (who am I kidding, they're all for soccer practice), should put out 400 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6, according to this Chinese specsheet obtained by autohome.com.cn and sent to us by porscheboost.com. That might not seem like a lot in this day and age, but its good enough to get it from 0-60 miles per hour in less than five seconds.
There's another turbo engine, but not called the Turbo, that we already knew about, which should put out 340 horses and a diesel engine which will be fun for dieseling, I guess, only puts out 258 horsepowers but will still have 427 foot-pounds of torque. Four hundred and twenty-seven foot-pounds. That's a lot. If it's possible to turn the traction control off, that should be enough to cost you a few tires but more likely will just be used for towing boats.
It's all going to debut at the LA Auto Show, which is less than a month, and will start at $52,000.
Looks like everything is proceeding right on schedule, then.