Update: Porsche to Bring Diesel-Powered Macan Stateside

By Winding Road Staff

October 16, 2014

Andre Oosthuizen, vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, has confirmed that the oil-burning version of Porsche’s newest five-door will be making its way to the US within the next year or so. Already on sale in Europe and other markets, it’s simply a matter of some minor development and engineering in order to ready the crossover for American showrooms.
Oosthuizen also confirmed that the Macan Diesel will use a revised version of the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 used in other markets and should deliver “about 245 horsepower.”
The diesel is expected to be positioned between the base model Macan S, which retails for $50,895, and the Macan Turbo, which comes in at $73,295 (including shipping), Automotive News expects the diesel model to be priced at under $60,000.
While a four cylinder model is also offered in the UK and China, Oosthuizen says that model isn’t slated to make its way onto American shores any time soon: "We don't have enough capacity, so it's the Macan S and Turbo and then our next priority will be the diesel."
As for the timing of an official debut here in the States, the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show is a distinct possibility considering the strength of Porsche sales in Southern California. Expect to see the Macan Diesel in US showrooms by late 2015 or early 2016.
Check out the Porsche Macan overview page for more information on this vehicle.