Engine Porsche MCX.ZA

The company assembled the 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine Porsche MCX.ZA from 2014 to 2017 and installed it only on a restyled version of the second-generation Cayenne GTS crossover. There is a derated version of the unit with the MCU.RA index for modifying the Cayenne S.

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


Production years 2014-2017
Displacement, cc 3605
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 440
Torque output, Nm 600
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 Cayenne GTS 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Porsche Cayenne 2 (92A) in 2014 – 2017.

Disadvantages of the Porsche MCX.ZA engine

  • The most famous problem of the engines of this line is scuffing in the cylinders.
  • Their appearance greatly accelerates bad fuel, overheating and rare oil changes.
  • A lot of trouble is delivered by bursting plastic tubes of the cooling system.
  • After 150,000 km of run, you are likely to have to replace the timing chains.
  • Weaknesses also include ignition coils, high pressure fuel pumps, turbines and a pump in the tank.

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