An all-rounder for on-road and off-road driving
To create a vehicle with these strong qualities, the Porsche engineers developed a completely new car based around an outstanding existing Group platform. More than two thirds of the components that feature in the Macan are either Porsche in-house developments or have been adapted and tailored to achieve a typical Porsche look and feel. The result: a genuine Porsche and, as a result, the sportscar of the compact SUV segment. 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. What’s more, all of these features are teamed with a high level of comfort and everyday suitability.
Three models comprise the Macan product range at market launch: The 340 hp (250 kW) delivered by the Macan S is far ahead of the competition, surpassed only by the Macan Turbo which, thanks to its output of 400 hp (294 kW), represents the most powerful petrol-powered vehicle in the compact SUV segment. The Macan S Diesel (258 hp/190 kW) is the long-distance sportscar. A glance at the performance specifications of each version reveals that the Macan has been designed with agility in mind. Further unmistakeable hallmarks of the vehicle include its proportions, design and the mixed tyres on large wheels. The engines, drive systems and PDK bring the vehicle’s characteristics to bear in dynamic and efficient fashion both on and off road, making for a true Porsche driving experience. The driver and passenger seats also feature the low position typical of sportscars.
All of the chassis components, the tuning and weight distribution, as well as a number of other features of the Macan allow it to take on an exclusive position as the sportscar in its class. No other vehicle in this market segment can drive on asphalt with such precision and stability, and especially not at higher speeds. The road performance of the Macan is supplemented by its outstanding off-road abilities. Overall, the features of the Macan fulfil the exact requirements of many SUV customers, i.e. the perfect performance on the road plus the special reserve capabilities embodied by all-wheel drive and off-road performance.
(Jan. 24, 2014)