Let’s begin at the heart. All engines are characterised not only by their impressive performance and high efficiency but, above all, by the typical resonance of Acoustic test chamber in Porsche Development Centre, Weissach their sound, making a particularly strong impression in conjunction with the optional sports exhaust system. The power of the new Macan models is transmitted to the road by active all-wheel drive. This system sets standards for driving dynamics and stability. Mixed tyres are fitted as standard – as seen on the 911 – to deliver even greater traction and agility.
Fitted as standard, 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) lets you experience motorsport-style gear changes, which take place in milliseconds and with no interruption in the flow of power. The system also features a coasting mode, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions where the driving situation allows. To this end, the auto start/stop function, intelligent thermal management and many more efficiency-enhancing measures make a decisive contribution.
The steel spring suspension, fitted as standard on the Macan, Macan S, Macan S Diesel and GTS models, helps to provide the driving precision and performance typical of any Porsche. In addition, for the S and GTS models, it includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. The Macan Turbo and Macan Turbo with Performance Package come with the air suspension including PASM as standard.
Optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) lets you feel the Macan principle in every corner – and in a particularly intense way. Operating in conjunction with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, the system works by varying the torque distribution to the rear wheels and thereby significantly further improves handling and steering precision. It also increases the agility of the car when it attacks the corner.
Naturally, active safety also follows the Macan principle – and, in doing so, fulfils the requirements of a sports car. Integrated as standard, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) helps to ensure stability at the limits of sporty performance. Typically Porsche, the brakes set standards for deceleration.
Optional driver assistance systems relieve your workload so that you can have more fun. Adaptive cruise control, including Porsche Active Safe (PAS), regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. Lane Change Assist monitors your blind spots, while Lane Keeping Assist monitors your car’s distance to divider line markings on the road.
Intensive living can also be measured in bits and bytes – for example, with the new version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation module. The optional Connect Plus module comes with Apple® CarPlay, which you can use to access the apps of your iPhone® conveniently from the driver’s seat – using PCM or the voice control system.
So you see: being highly networked can also be the principle of a sports car. That’s because, for us, staying true to one’s principles is essential. The principle of power above all.Book Your Test Drive
Some of us focus on leisure time, while for others family comes first. The Macan is prepared for the many challenges of life. Under the bonnet, we see a 2-litre fourcylinder engine – yet we still claim that this a sports car? Of course we do. It is a Porsche after all.
All Macan models were developed, tested and built in keeping with the Porsche philosophy. That’s where we take sporty style and performance from the racetrack and inject it into everyday driving. We make it as efficient as possible – and, of course, just as safe and comfortable.
No efforts were spared until our engineers achieved their overriding development objective: the first sports car among compact SUVs.
Would you prefer to experience the gear change or the driving pleasure? No contest. The new Macan is equipped with the 7-speed PDK transmission, which changes gear in fractions of a second with no interruption in the flow of power. The advantage is that, whenever a particular gear is engaged, the next gear is already preselected. As the clutch of the engaged gear opens, the clutch of the target gear closes simultaneously. The effect is a sporty, dynamic and agile driving feel.
For a high level of comfort and tremendous dynamic performance, you have the option of an air suspension including PASM. With this setup, the car is 15 mm lower than with the sports suspension, while the Macan GTS sits 10 mm lower than the Macan S with air suspension. The effect? A generous spread of ride comfort and dynamic performance. The self-levelling function helps to keep the ride height constant.
The seats offer racing-style support and a high degree of seating comfort. In cars with the driver memory package or comfort memory package, you can store personalised seat, steering wheel and exterior mirror settings. Your car will then adapt automatically to you. In the Macan GTS, exclusive eight-way Sports seats convey the thrilling feel typical of a genuine sports car, while ‘GTS’ logos embroidered on the headrests catch the eye. Even more exclusive: the Turbo interior package comes with a full leather interior in black, selected items in Alcantara®, embroidered ‘turbo’ logos and precisely defined contrasts.
All Macan models are equipped, as standard, with full-size airbags for the driver and front passenger. These are supplemented by the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP).
It comprises side airbags in the front seats, curtain airbags along the entire roof frame and the side windows from the A-pillar to the C-pillar, and side impact protection elements in the doors. Side airbags are standard for the rear compartment.
Two auxiliary sensors in the bumper help to detect frontal collisions. A cluster of acceleration and yaw rate sensors detects a threat of rollover and triggers the curtain airbags and seat belt pretensioners.
|Combined fuel cons.||7.4L/100km|
|0-100 km/h||6.7 Seconds|
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