Engine Porsche MCR.CC

The company produced the 3.0-liter Porsche MCR.CC diesel engine from 2011 to 2013 and put it on the Panamera model in the back of 970 and the Cayenne in the back of 958 under a different MCR.CA index. This power unit belongs to the EA897 diesel family and differs little from the CRCA engine.

Porsche diesel engines: M05.9E, MCT.BA, MCR.CC, MCU.DB.


Production years 2011-2013
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 250
Torque output, Nm 550
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91.4
Compression ratio 16.8
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GTB2260VZK
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Panamera 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Porsche Panamera 1 (970) in 2011 – 2013.

Disadvantages of the Porsche MCR.CC engine

  • Diesel engines of the EA897 family are very reliable and, with proper maintenance, do not bother;
  • But the Common Rail system with piezo injectors is very demanding on fuel quality;
  • There are complaints about oil leaks in the cylinder block and a short-lived fuel pump in the tank;
  • After 200,000 km, timing chains can stretch;
  • As always, a lot of trouble is associated with contamination of the particulate filter and the EGR valve.

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