Porsche Launches Macan Compact SUV
The new Porsche comes with compact bodywork and three different engines, all couples to a 4 x 4 performing system. Porsche Macan S offers 340 hp, Macan S has 258 hp and Porsche Macan Turbo with 400 hp becomes the most efficient model in its segment.
The most important premiere for Porsche for 2014 was presented in Los Angeles. The design continues the philosophy “drawn” by Ferdinand Porsche 50 years ago but also contains some elements designed to make the model unique.
First, Porsche Macan is available in three engine versions. Macan S is equipped with a 3.0 liters V8 petrol turbo capable of delivering 340 hp. The power is transmitted to all four wheels through a 7- speed automatic gearbox with twin clutch, which allows the SUV to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 s, respectively 5.2 s if it’s chosen the Sport Chrono package. The maximum speed announced is of 254 km/h with average fuel consumption between 9 and 8.7 liters/100 km.
Macan S Diesel is presented as the most economical version, offering an average consumption of 6.3 to 6.1 liters/100 km due to a 3.0 l V6. However, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes less than 6.3 and even 6.1 seconds if you opt for the Sport Chrono package, and the maximum speed reaches 230 km/h. Following the Porsche tradition, the most powerful Macan receives the “Turbo” title and as a first for the manufacturer, the motorization solution is a V6 with two turbines of 400 hp. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is made in 4.8 or 4.6 seconds if you opt for the Sport Chrono package. The maximum speed is 266 km/h and the average fuel consumption does not exceed 9.2 l/ 100 km. Thus, Macan Turbo becomes the most performing compact SUV of the moment.
Along with dynamic performances, Porsche promises that Macan is one of the most “intelligent” in the segment. In addition to the low position specific to sport classes, the passengers are provided, among others with a pneumatic suspension system, which is a first for the segment, a Burmester audio system and an electrically operated tailgate.
The New Macan is produced at the Porsche factory in Leipzig and boasts the title “made in Germany” as a consequence of a 500 million Euros investment.