Since the recent success of cars like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, MINI Cooper Countryman -- soon to enter the picture "Paceman" -- and Range Rover Evoque, it seems like manufacturers are getting their ducks in a row to launch even more competitive offerings that push the limit.

Next up is Porsche with its smaller sport-utility vehicle in the lineup, known as the Macan -- initially called the Cajun. Though word on the street suggests that the Macan will offer a small displacement 2.0-liter akin to the Audi Q5, the latest news hitting the wires is saying that the Macan will benefit from a properly sporting twin-turbo set up.

If it didn't feature a turbo model, it wouldn't be a proper Porsche, would it?

That being said, early rumors say it will feature a 370 plus horsepower six cylinder that will also churn out around 400 lb.-ft. of torque.

Assuming that the Macan will integrate lessons learned from the big-boy Cayenne SUV, it certainly looks like the Macan will be most sporting SUV out of the entry-level premium class.

Porsche is set to crown its upcoming Macan line-up with a fiery 370bhp-plus Turbo-badged range-topper that will establish a new performance 4x4 niche when it hits UK showrooms in October next year.

...Developed in-house at Porsche’s R&D centre in Weissach, Germany, the twin-turbo V6 is understood to have a 90deg vee and a capacity of 3.0 litres. It is believed to be a variant of the 3.6-litre V6 that powers entry-level Cayenne and Panamera models.

Peak power and torque are said to be in the region of 370bhp and 400lb ft thanks to twin sequential Borg Warner turbochargers, an air-to-air intercooler system and other internal modifications, including a lower compression ratio than that of the normally aspirated 3.6-litre engine. That’s an increase of about 80bhp and 105lb ft over the non-turbo 3.6...

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