Engine Porsche MCT.BA

The company produced the 3.0-liter Porsche MCT.BA diesel engine from 2014 to 2018 and installed it only on the Macan crossover in the 95B body in a modification before the first restyling. This motor belonged to the EA897 diesel family and differed little from the CRCA power unit.

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


Production years 2014-2018
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 258
Torque output, Nm 580
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 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Macan 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000
Weight, kg 198

The engine was installed on:

  • Porsche Macan 1 (95B) in 2014 – 2018.

Disadvantages of the Porsche MCT.BA engine

  • Diesels of the EA897 series are very reliable and, with good maintenance, are rarely disturbed.
  • But the modern common rail system with piezo injectors does not tolerate bad fuel.
  • Most complaints are related to regular oil leaks, especially in the cylinder block.
  • After 200,000 km, timing chains often stretch.
  • As in many similar engines, a particulate filter and an EGR valve cause a lot of trouble.

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