Porsche Macan (2014–)

Model History

November 2013

The Porsche Macan launched

The Macan is the first Porsche model to break into the compact SUV segment and is poised to set new standards in the field of driving dynamics and enjoyment – on both paved streets and uneven terrain. The Macan combines the typical handling characteristics that Porsche has represented right from the outset: maximum acceleration and braking values, vast engine power, extreme agility and optimum steering precision.

4,697mm long x 1,923mm wide (mirrors folded) x 4,697mm high on 2,807mm wheelbase.

Three models comprise the Macan product range at launch. The Macan S is equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine delivering 340hp and also features Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch. This all-wheel drive is fitted on all Macan models. A seven-speed double-clutch transmission transfers power as required and almost without any interruption in tractive force, enabling acceleration of 0 to 62mph in 5.4 seconds (or 5.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package fitted). The vehicle reaches a top speed of 158 mph, and its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 31.4 and 32.5mpg, which corresponds toemissions of between 212 and 204 g/km.

The Macan S Diesel is the economical long-distance runner of the three Macan models. Its turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine achieves NEDC fuel consumption figures of between 44.8 and 46.3mpg, which correspond to emissions of between 164 and 159g/km. Nevertheless, the Macan S Diesel accelerates from 0 to 62mph in just 6.3 seconds (or 6.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono package fitted) thanks to its 258hp engine, and achieves a top speed of 143 mph.

As the top model in the Macan range, the Macan Turbo is set to be the most powerful vehicle in the compact SUV segment. The 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine, which is being used in a Porsche model for the first time, achieves an unrivalled 400hp and catapults the car from 0 to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds. With the Sport Chrono package fitted, this falls to 4.6 seconds. Although the top speed is 166 mph, the Macan Turbo delivers NEDC fuel consumption figures of between 30.7 and 31.7mpg, which equates to a CO2value of between 208 and 216g/km (depending on tyres from 19" to 21").

Porsche Macan wheel and tyre sizes:

18-inch: F 235/60 R18; R 255/55 R18

19-inch: F 235/55 R19; R 255/50 R19

20-inch: F 265/45 R20; R 295/40 R20

21-inch: F 265/40 R21; R 295/35 R21

May 2014

Prices announced

Porsche Macan S £43,300

Porsche Macan Diesel S £43,300

Porsche Macan Turbo £59,300

Porsche Macan PDK launched with 237HP version of VAG's EA888 2.0TSI 4 cylinder engine.

October 2015

Macan GTS launched

Priced from £55,188 RRP. A re-engineered chassis, 20PS more power and uprated brakes are among the dynamic GTS attributes keen drivers will appreciate. Styling highlights featuring typical Porsche GTS motifs complete the distinctive road presence.

In terms of performance, the 360PS petrol engine with 500Nm of pulling power places the GTS between the Macan S and the Macan Turbo in the range line-up. The technical basis for this is the 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 of the Macan S, supplemented by the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) seven-speed transmission and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with variable power distribution to all four wheels. A sports exhaust system gives an aural clue to the potency of the heart beating within.

A more sporting state of tune has been applied to the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which also offers a 15mm lowered ride height. The 20-inch diameter RS Spyder design alloy wheels finished in matt black paint complete the dynamic focus of the GTS. Incidentally, the wider tyres on the rear axle that are a unique feature of every Macan chassis, also provide a particularly purposeful stance to the new model.

Outstanding Porsche dynamic ability combined with characteristic day-to-day versatility are offered by the Macan GTS; 0-62 mph acceleration is possible in 5.2 secs, just 5.0 secs with the optional Sport Chrono package. Top speed is 160 mph. This is balanced by fuel economy of up to 31.4 mpg Combined and CO2 emissions of 212 g/km.

June 2016

Porsche Macan 2.0 PDK relaunched in UK with 1,984cc engine now developing 252HP from 5,000 to 6,800rpm and 370Nm from 1,600 to 4,500rpm. 38.2mpg and 172g/km CO2 EU6d TEST and 39.2mpg and 167g/km CO2 NEDC. Top speed 142mph; 0-60 6.5 seconds. Retail price £45,915 inc VAT.

October 2018

Revised Macan launched

Under the bonnet sits an efficient 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with improved combustion chamber geometry and gasoline particulate filter. It delivers 245PS and a maximum torque of 370 Nm.

In combination with its seven-speed PDK double-clutch gearbox, the four-wheel drive, four door sports car can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds and the potential to reach a top speed of 139mph. According to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), its fuel consumption is 34.9 mpg equivalent to 185 g/km CO2.

The revised chassis further optimises the responsiveness and comfort, to make the Macan even more enjoyable to drive. As is typical for a sports car, it comes with mixed-size tyres front and rear, enabling the driver to take full advantage of the handling benefits of the intelligent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system.

Newly developed tyres with improved performance characteristics allow for even better cornering agility. The wheel styles available range from 18 inch as standard to 21 inchas an option.

The front of the new model has been styled to lend the car a wider appearance, while the overall impression intends to build on the sleek lines of the prior model. Customers also now have more scope to express their personality thanks to the addition of four new exterior colours – Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon.

The optional GT sports steering wheel echoes the style of the Porsche 911. A mode switch integrated into the steering wheel – including sport response button – is part of the optional Sport Chrono Package that can be fitted in the Macan. The new Traffic Assist system uses adaptive cruise control to allow the vehicle to travel at speeds of up to 37 mph (60 km/h) for a more pleasant and relaxing drive.

October 2018

Updated Porsche Macan revealed

Under the bonnet sits a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which delivers 245PS and a maximum torque of 370Nm. In combination with its seven-speed PDK double-clutch gearbox, the four-wheel drive, four door sports car can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds and the potential to reach a top speed of 139 mph. According to the NEDC, its fuel consumption is 34mpg, equivalent to 185g/km CO2.

The revised chassis further optimises the responsiveness and comfort, to make the Macan even more enjoyable to drive. As is typical for a sports car, it comes with mixed-size tyres front:rear, enabling the driver to take full advantage of the handling benefits of the intelligent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system.

There are four new exterior colours – Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon.

Inside, the full-HD touchscreen is now 10.9 inches wide (previously 7.2 inches). As in the Panamera and Cayenne, the user interface can be adapted to suit personal requirements via pre-defined tiles. Fully interconnected as standard, the new system features online navigation, mobile phone preparation, two audio interfaces and intelligent voice control.

The new Macan offers the choice of an expanded range of options with enhanced assist systems to choose from. The optional GT sports steering wheel echoes the style of the Porsche 911. A mode switch integrated into the steering wheel – including sport response button – is part of the optional Sport Chrono Package that can be fitted in the Macan.

Porsche Macan Turbo 440PS

28-8-2019: New 2.9-litre, six-cylinder biturbo engine announced for Macan Turbo, now with 324 kW (440 PS), ten per cent more power output than before with a smaller displacement engine. With optional Sport Chrono Package gets to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds instead of 4.6 seconds. Top speed is 171mph. Has powerful Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) fitted as part of the optimised chassis. Unique accents include Turbo-specific front apron and the fixed roof spoiler with double-wing design. Enhanced interior, including adaptive 18-way sports seats and a BOSE® Surround Sound system. The new 2.9-litre V6 is a latest-generation engine with central turbo layout. Both exhaust turbochargers are inside the V of the cylinders. The cooled exhaust manifold has been integrated into the cylinder head for highly efficient combustion. Short exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbos permit rapid build-up of power and spontaneous response. The engine delivers 29 kW (40 PS) more than the previopus 3.6-litre, V6 turbo and a maximum torque of 550 Nm between 1,800 and 5,600 rpm. Transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch DQ501 with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. NEDC consumption stands at 9.8 l/100 km. The new Macan Turbo is now available to order. Prices start at 91,922 euros including VAT and with country-specific equipment.

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