Porsche Macan (2014)
The Macan is based on Audi’s Q5 underpinnings that is where the similarities finish ...Published 20 November 2013
Porsche’s Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 rival the Macan SUV has gone on sale priced from £43,300, raising to £59,300 for the Turbo model with first deliveries expected April 2014.
The Macan is based on Audi’s Q5 underpinnings that is where the similarities finish with an all aluminium body and big brother Cayenne styling.
From launch there is a choice of three models, ‘S’ ‘S’ Diesel and the top of the range Macan ‘Turbo’.
All models are all-wheel drive with seven-speed double-clutch transmission. There is an off road model that remaps the traction settings, gearshifts, the clutch is pre-tensioned to a greater degree in order to provide the front axle with the appropriate drive torque more rapidly, and the standard torque split between the front and rear axle as well as the accelerator pedal response are adapted to off-road conditions. With optional air suspension the ground clearance can be increased by 40 mm and there is Porsche Hill Control (PHC) system as standard.
The Macan has a relatively compact footprint at 4681 mm long, yet it is capable of carrying 500 litres with the rear seats up, increasing to 1500 litres with them down.
Porsche Macan Engines (2014)
The Macan ‘S’ is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine producing 340 hp. The 0-62 mph time is 5.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package (top speed 158 mph) with a combined cycle figure of 31.4-32.5 mpg (NEDC figures).
The Macan Turbo gets a 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine outputting 400 hp, with 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds and top speed of 165 mph. On the combined cycle it can return up to 31.7 mpg.
The Porsche Macan ‘S’ Diesel features a 258 hp turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which can achieves NEDC fuel consumption figures of between 44.8 and 46.3 mpg, which correspond to CO2 emissions of between 164 and 159 g/km. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is 6.3 seconds (or 6.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono package fitted) with a top speed of 143 mph.
Porsche Macan Equipment (2014)
Standard equipment on all models includes Porsche Traction Management (PTM), seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch transmission, alloy wheels, digital radio, front and rear ParkAssist, floor mats, multi-function steering wheel with gearshift paddles, electronic tailgate release, USB port connection and a three-year warranty.
The Porsche Macan Turbo gains a BOSE Surround Sound audio system, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with satellite navigation, leather interior, Alcantara roof lining, 18-way adjustable adaptive front sports seats with memory, Bi-Xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), sideblades in exterior colour and 19 inch diameter alloy wheels.
Options include the Sport Chrono package which offers improved performance at the push of a button. Enabling the chassis, engine and transmission to be re-tuned to a sportier level. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available as an option on the ‘S’ models, where it is standard on the ‘Turbo’. The PASM is designed to intervene and reduce body movement. Depending on their preferences and requirements, drivers can choose between three programmes: ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Sport Plus’.
Other options include Burmester® High-End Surround Sound system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Porsche Active Safe (PAS) and Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, which is standard in the Macan Turbo.
Porsche Macan Prices (2014)
The Macan is available to order now from your local Porsche Centre with first deliveries expected in April 2014.
|The Macan is available in three models:||Macan S||£43,300|
|Macan S Diesel||£43,300|