Engine Porsche MCT.MA

The 3.0-liter Porsche MCT.MA turbo engine was produced by the concern only from 2014 to 2018 and was installed on the pre-styling version of the very popular Macan S crossover. A more powerful modification of this engine with its MDC.NA index was installed on the Macan GTS.

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


Production years 2014-2018
Displacement, cc 2997
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 340
Torque output, Nm 460
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 69
Compression ratio 9.8
Features dry sump
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on all shafts
Turbocharging Twin-Turbo
Recommended engine oil 0W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Macan S 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 205

The engine was installed on:

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

Disadvantages of the Porsche MCT.MA engine

  • The most famous problem with turbo engines of this line is scuffing in the cylinders.
  • They appear from low-quality fuel, lubrication or poor warm-up in cold weather.
  • Due to detonation, destruction of pistons occurs, but they can be replaced with forged ones.
  • With active driving, the timing chains stretch and begin to rattle up to 150,000 km.
  • The weak points of the engine include ignition coils and pipes of the cooling system.

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