The Porsche Macan (Type 95B) is a five-door luxury crossover SUV produced by the German car manufacturer Porsche from 2014. It is built in Leipzig, Germany. The Macan range includes many variants, including the Macan, Macan S, Macan S Diesel, Macan GTS and the Macan Turbo.
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact luxury crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Platform||VW Group MLB|
|Engine||2.0-litre I4 Turbo (Macan)|
3.0-litre V6 Turbo-diesel (Macan S Diesel)
3.0-litre V6 TT (Macan S & Macan GTS)
3.6-litre V6 TT (Macan Turbo)
|Wheelbase||2,807 mm (110.5 in)|
|Length||4,681 mm (184.3 in)|
|Width||1,923 mm (75.7 in)|
|Height||1,624 mm (63.9 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,865–1,925 kg (4,112–4,244 lb) (DIN)|
Concept, design and productionEdit
The Porsche Macan shares its platform and wheelbase with the first generation Audi Q5 (2008–2017). The suspension configuration is based on, and heavily modified from the Audi, but the engine, transfer case, suspension tuning, interior and exterior body are all unique to Porsche for the Macan. It is also 1.7 in (43 mm) longer and 1.4 in (36 mm) wider than a Q5. The Macan's clam-shell hood, when seen opened, adds to its sports-car image.
The Macan is produced alongside the Panamera and Cayenne, with which it shares a strong family resemblance, in Leipzig, Germany in a newly extended factory. The Macan compact crossover SUV offers a more compact body than the Cayenne midsize crossover SUV. The Macan is also intended to be sportier than the Cayenne; for instance the Macan has a standard 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox, which is more responsive, while the Cayenne has an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission for smoother shifts.
As of June 2017 1,071 units of the Macan were sold and 1,871 delivered that month, and 7,060 sold for that year to date, Porsche Cars North America Inc. announced.
In July 2018 Porsche announced that more than 350,000 units of the Macan have been delivered world-wide since 2014, with over 100,000 deliveries in the Chinese market.
First generation (2014–present)Edit
The production version of the Macan was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. European models went on sales in spring 2014 and the initial line-up of models included the Macan S and Macan Turbo.
US models arrived at U.S. dealerships in late spring 2014 as 2015 model year vehicle. Early models included Macan S, Macan Turbo.
Drivetrain and performanceEdit
At launch, three different models and engines were available, all being V6 format: a 3.0-litre Macan S with 340 PS (250 kW; 335 bhp), a 3.6-litre Macan Turbo with 400 PS (294 kW; 395 bhp) and a 3.0-litre, 258 PS (190 kW; 254 bhp) Diesel, with a CO
2 emissions of 159 g/km. The Macan GTS was announced in October 2015 to fit into the gap between the Macan S and Macan Turbo.
Porsche subsequently released a base Macan for select Asian markets and the United Kingdom. Using a reworked version of the Volkswagen Group's 2.0-litre inline-four EA888 Gen 3 engine used in multiple applications such as the Audi Q5, the Macan was the first Porsche to be powered by a four-cylinder since the Porsche 968, just preceding the four-cylinder Porsche 718 (Boxster and Cayman). This engine became offered globally for the Macan's 2017 model year following an announcement in March 2016. A 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp), 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel is due to join the range at a later date.
|Max. Power at rpm||Max. Torque at rpm||Max. Speed||CO
|Macan||2.0-litre (1984cc) I4 turbo||252 PS (185 kW; 249 bhp) at 5,000–6,800||370 N⋅m (273 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–4,500||229 km/h (142 mph)||167–172 g/km||Available in the United Kingdom and some Asian, Latin American and South American markets. Globally available from March 2016. Front brakes: 4 piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 345mm internally ventilated brake discs.|
|Macan S Diesel||3.0-litre (2967cc) V6 turbodiesel||211 PS (155 kW; 208 bhp) at 2,750–4,000||580 N⋅m (428 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750–2,500||216 km/h (134 mph)||159–164 g/km||Available in Norway and Belgium. Front brakes: 6 piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 350mm internally ventilated brake discs, rear: single-piston floating calipers with 330 mm internally ventilated brake discs.|
|Macan S Diesel||3.0-litre (2967cc) V6 turbodiesel||258 PS (190 kW; 254 bhp) at 4,000–4,250||580 N⋅m (428 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750–2,500||230 km/h (143 mph)||159–164 g/km||245 hp version available in some Asian, African & South American markets. Front brakes: 6 piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 350mm internally ventilated brake discs, rear: single-piston floating calipers with 330 mm internally ventilated brake discs. (discontinued)|
|Macan S||3.0-litre (2997cc) V6 twin-turbo||340 PS (250 kW; 335 bhp) at 5,500–6,500||460 N⋅m (339 lbf⋅ft) at 1,450–5,000||254 km/h (158 mph)||204–212 g/km||Front brakes: 6 piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 350mm internally ventilated brake discs, rear: single-piston floating calipers with 330 mm internally ventilated brake discs.|
|Macan GTS||3.0-litre (2997cc) V6 twin-turbo||360 PS (265 kW; 355 bhp) at 6000||500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) at 1,650–4,000||256 km/h (159 mph)||207–215 g/km||Front brakes: 6 piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 360mm internally ventilated brake discs, rear: single-piston floating calipers with 330 mm internally ventilated brake discs.|
|Macan Turbo||3.6-litre (3604cc) V6 twin-turbo||400 PS (294 kW; 395 bhp) at 6,000||550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft) at 1,350–4,500||266 km/h (165 mph)||208–216 g/km||Front brakes: 6 piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 360mm internally ventilated brake discs, rear: single-piston floating calipers with 356 mm internally ventilated brake discs.|
|Macan Turbo w/Perf. Pkg||3.6-litre (3604cc) V6 twin-turbo||440 PS (324 kW; 434 bhp) at 6,000||600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–4,500||270 km/h (168 mph)||208–216 g/km||Front brakes: 6 piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 396mm internally ventilated ceramic composite brake discs, rear: single-piston floating calipers with 356 mm internally ventilated ceramic composite brake discs.|
The Macan S and Macan Turbo have 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) times of 5.2 seconds and 4.6 seconds respectively. Both times are improved by 0.2 sec when employing Launch Control (feature of the optional "Sport Chrono" package).
Rear Seat Entertainment system became available in 2015.
|Euro NCAP test results|
|Porsche Macan, Small Off-Road (2014)|
2016 update, Macan GTS introduction (2016–)Edit
Changes to the Macan for 2016 include Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, optional full-LED headlights, redesigned steering controller, extended exterior and interior packages for Macan Turbo.
Four-cylinder model (2016–)Edit
Unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, the base Macan joined the range with an inline-four turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, matte black window surrounds, brake calipers in black, unique dual exhaust pipes in stainless steel, front fascia and lava black side blades from the Macan S, seat centres in Alcantara, the newest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Piano Black interior package and a lane departure warning system.
The four-cylinder model went on sale in the United States and globally as a 2017 model year vehicle, with deliveries beginning in July 2016.
The 2019 model year Macan was first unveiled in July 2018 in Shanghai as petrol four-cylinder base model and received its European debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It went into production in August 2018. Changes to the previous model include an overhauled chassis, a gasoline particulate filter fitted as standard, a new front and rear fascia with LED head- and tail-lights as standard, new exterior colours and wheel designs, and a redesigned interior with Porsche Communication Management with 10.9-inch touchscreen display and Connect Plus with Porsche Offroad Precision App as standard. Optionally available systems include active suspension management, air suspension, torque vectoring, Sport Chrono package including Launch Control as well as park and traffic assistance systems.
|Power at rpm||Torque at rpm||DIN Kerb Weight||0–100 km/h
|Macan*||2018–present||I4 turbo, 1,984 cm³||245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp) at 5,000–6,750||370 N⋅m (273 lbf⋅ft) at 1,600–4,500||1,795 kg (3,957 lb)||6.7 s,
6.5 s (Sport Chrono)
|225 km/h (140 mph)||185 g/km||Ground clearance: 205 mm/190–230 mm|
Max. wading depth: 300 mm
Ramp break-over angle: 16.9°/18.8°
Approach/departure angle (f/r): 16.9–23.6°/18.5–25.3°
* Available data for European model
Awards and recognitionEdit
- South African Car of the Year 2015
- Carsales Best Luxury SUV 2015
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