The all new Porsche Macan five-door, front engined, permanent four-wheel drive compact SUV, six-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines; seven-speed PDK transmission. Built to fullfill Porsche’s ambitions to build 200,000 cars by 2018 the Macan is the company’s answer to Land Rover’s Evoque, BMW’s X3 and Mercedes GLA in the premium compact SUV sector. Porsche forcasts to build 50,000 Macans a year and will add to the range with another diesel engine – a four-cylinder this time – a petrol-hybrid and a four-clylinder petrol engine.
Porsche Macan 95B 2014 Five-door, front engined, permanent four-wheel drive compact SUV, six-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines; seven-speed PDK transmission. Built to fullfill Porsche’s ambitions to build 200,000 cars by 2018 the Macan is the company’s answer to Land Rover’s Evoque, BMW’s X3 and Mercedes GLA in the premium compact SUV sector. Porsche forcasts to build 50,000 Macans a year and will add to the range with another diesel engine – a four-cylinder this time – a petrol-hybrid and a four-clylinder petrol engine.
The Macan launches with two trim levels, the S and the Turbo. The former is available with either a twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine or single-turbo diesel V6. The Turbo is fitted with a 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged engine. A Turbo S and GTS trim-line is expected to join the line-up, along with a more basic trim level to sit below the S models; expect this to be offered with a four-cylinder engines, both petrol and diesel. Sitting below the Cayenne in Porsche’s SUV line-up, the Macan is lighter by over 100kgs, 16cm shorter in overal length, eight centimetres lower in height and sits on a wheelbase eight centimetres shorter than the Cayennes. The Macan is usefully quicker than its big brother, too, with the petrol S model faster to 62mph than the quickest normally aspirated Cayenne, the GTS. The Macan Turbo’s sprinting prowess sits neatly between the Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S. The smaller SUV is also usefully more fuel efficient and cleaner than its big brother, too.
Porsche’s decision to build the Macan is not just to piggy back into an established growing market, it is serious about its latest addition to the model range. How so? Rather than share production resources with other VW Group brands also building similar cars for the same market, the Macan will be built exclusivly at Porsche’s Leipzig factory, which has undergone a €500 million investment and now includes a body press and paint shop, which has also led to the recruitement of 1000 new staff at the home of the Cayenne and Panamera. The Macan is here for the long term and features in Porsche’s ambitious future plans.
Macan (2014 –)
Wheelbase (mm): 2807;
Length/Width (mm): 4681 (Turbo 4699mm)/1923;
Track front/rear (mm): 1655/1651;
Weight: 1865kg (S), 1880kg (S Diesel), 1925kg (Turbo): 2013 – 2014MY
Built at Leipzig, Two petrol V6 engines, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, and V6 diesel donated by the VW Group. Macan S gets 340hp three-litre bitutbo V6; Turbo is equipped with 400hp, 3.6-litre biturbo V6. S Diesel fitted with 3.0-litre single turbo V6 diesel engine. PTM four wheel drive running gear, drivetrain essentially rear-wheel drive sending torque load to the front axle when required. PDK transmission standard – no manual option – ‘Off-road mode’ can be selcted at speeds of up to 80kmh, this shortens the gear ratios to aid traction. Auto Start/Stop is standard. S model is fitted with a 65-litre fuel tank, S Diesel a 60-litre tank and the Turbo a 75-litre one.
Both S models are available to order with optional 75-litre tank. Depending on tyres fitted, the S returns between 31 – 32mpg on the combined cycle, the Turbo 30.7 – 31.7mpg and th Porsche Macan S Diesel 44.8 – 46.3mpg. Emmissions for the three range from 150 – 157g/km for the S Diesel, 171 – 179g/km for the S and 176 – 184g/km for the Turbo. Steel springs and fixed rate dampers are standard on the S models, the Turbo comes with PASM as standard. All variants are avaialble with air-suspension with PASM at extra cost, providing an additional 40mm of ground clearance when driving off-road. A Sport button is fitted as standard – sharper throttle response, higher rev-limit, quicker PDK shift times – PTV Plus is optional, as is Sport Chrono. S models fitted with 350mm front brake discs, the Turbo 360mm, rears are 330mm and 356mm respectively. All Macan models are fitted with different size tyres front-to-rear. Narrower front tyres provide greater steering feel, wider rear tyres for optimum grip. All are fitted with electromechanical power steering. Turbo is fitted with biexnon headlights as standard, S models fitted with halogens. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) optional on all models.
The three-spoke 918 Spyder.-style multi-function steering wheel with paddle shift controls standard. Full length panoramic glass sunroof available, S models are trimmed in partial leather and alcantara, a full leather interior is a cost option. Macan offers 500 litres of luggage capacity (with the rear seats in their upright position and up to 1500 litres depending on the configuration in use).
|MODEL ||MODEL YEAR ||WEIGHT (kg) ||ENGINE (cc) ||ВНР (DIN) ||TORQUE (lb ft) (DIN) ||0-62 ||MAX MPH |
|Porsche Macan ||2014 ||1770 ||1984 ||237 ||258 ||6.9 ||138 |
|Porsche Macan S ||2014 ||1865 ||2997 ||340 ||339 ||5.4 ||157 |
|Porsche Macan S Diesel ||2014 ||1880 ||2967 ||258 ||427 ||6.3 ||142 |
|Porsche Macan Turbo ||2014 ||1925 ||3604 ||400 ||405 ||4.8 ||165 (Climed) |