Engine Porsche MCT.LA

The 3.6-liter gasoline V6 turbo engine Porsche MCT.LA was produced from 2014 to 2018 and was installed on charged versions of the first generation Macan crossover before restyling. In some sources, this power unit appears under a slightly different index M46.35.

Engines of M46-line: MCT.MA, M46.20, MCX.ZA, MCT.LA.


Production years 2014-2018
Displacement, cc 3605
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 400
Torque output, Nm 550
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 10.5
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at intake and exhaust
Turbocharging bi-turbo
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 9.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Macan Turbo 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000

The engine was installed on:

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

Disadvantages of the Porsche MCT.LA engine

  • A massive problem on the power units of this series are scuffing in the cylinders.
  • They appear due to poor fuel or oil, as well as with frequent overheating.
  • A lot of trouble is associated with cracking plastic tubes of the cooling system.
  • Closer to 150,000 km, timing chains are usually extended.
  • Weak points are considered ignition coils, turbines, high pressure fuel pumps and a gasoline pump in the tank.

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