” The Porsche Macan appeared back in 2013 as a more affordable and compact crossover than the Cayenne.”
However, official shipments to our country began only in 2014 and then in a limited amount, no more than a thousand cars a year. But because of the large demand, the German manufacturer increased the quota. It is the more affordable price Porsche Macan has become the most important factor in the success of the car. The difference in a million rubles on the Russian market caused an dotage in the premium segment.
The design platform for the creation of the sports crossover Porsche Macan was the Audi Q5 platform. Naturally, the engines, suspension and handling Porsche managed to keep. Regarding the Porsche Cayenne the length of the Porsche Macan body is less than more than 17 centimeters, and the wheelbase was reduced by 88 mm. Naturally, the interior space and volume of the trunk suffered. But if compared with other machines of the same size, then the Porsche Macan is quite good indicators.
The exterior of Macana in front is certainly similar to the exterior of Cayenne, nothing can be done about corporate style. However, from behind we see a sloping sports roof. So the silhouette of Macan is more rapid and sporty. And if you add to this the difference in mass, which on average is about 200 kilograms. Then it turns out generally perfectly. Photos of the appearance of Macan look below.
Photo by Porsche Macan
The Salon Macan has a central console of a different shape, there are no handles along the sides of the tunnel of the checkpoint. But the buttons and switches on the center console are exactly the same, if not more than Cayenne. Quality finishes and interior materials at the highest level – leather wood, aluminum. The steering wheel for both Porsche crossovers is the same. But behind is not so spacious, because the seats at the feet of the rear passengers are almost 9 centimeters shorter.
Photo of the Porsche Macan
The volume of the trunk of Macan is exactly 500 liters, but if you fold the seats, you can get a decent 1500 liters. The back of the rear seat naturally folds in the proportions of 40/20/40.
Photo of the trunk of Porsche Macan
Technical characteristics of the Macan
If in Cayenne there is an 8-speed, then in Macan 7-speed automatic box. In the off-road plan, there are no miracles. The main drive is rear, the electric coupling is blocked if necessary and torque is applied to the front wheels. Thanks to advanced electronics and a well-tuned transmission, this happens instantly providing phenomenal handling. Suspension is naturally independent spring, and in more expensive versions pneumatic, which provides the possibility of changing the ride height. For the steering is responsible for an electric amplifier working with variable force.
Engines Porsche Macan petrol with a turbo-supercharging and the diesel unit. Most recently, Russia began to supply the most affordable version of the crossover with a 2-liter unit with a capacity of 252 hp. (370 Nm). This is a 4-cylinder in-line motor with one turbine. This modification allows you to accelerate the car to a hundred in 6.7 seconds. The average fuel consumption in this case is only 7.4 liters of AI-95 gasoline.
More powerful 3-liter engine with two turbines produces 340 horses, with a torque of 460 Nm. This power is enough to accelerate to hundreds in 5.4 seconds. The 6-cylinder V-unit is put on the Macan S. The same motor is installed on the Macan GTS, although there the engine produces 360 hp already.
The most powerful and expensive Macan Turbo produces 400 horsepower (550 Nm). Under the hood is a 6-cylinder 3.6-liter petrol engine with two turbines, which accelerates the crossover to hundreds in 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 266 km / h.
There is also a diesel version of Macan. The 3-liter 6-cylinder engine produces only 245 horsepower, then the torque is an impressive 580 Nm. This is perhaps even the most economical Porsche Macan, after all, on average, only 6.9 liters of fuel per hundred runs. But it takes 6.4 seconds to overclock.
Dimensions, weight, volume, clearance Porsche Macan
- Length – from 4692 to 4699 mm (depending on the version)
- Width – 1923 mm
- Height – 1624 mm
- The curb weight of 1770 kg
- Full weight – 2445 kg
- Base, the distance between the front and rear axle is 2807 mm
- The volume of the trunk – 500 liters
- Volume of the trunk with folded seats – 1500 liters
- The volume of the fuel tank is 65 liters
- Tire size – 235/60 R18, 235/55 R19, 265/45 R20 or 265/40 R21
- Ground clearance Porsche Macan – from 191 to 230 mm
Video of the Macan
Test drive and video review of the Porsche Macan.
Prices and completing Porsche Macan
The appearance of Cayenne allowed the German manufacturer to increase sales in Russia by an order of magnitude, the situation with Macan is even more rosy. Wishing to buy a new Porsche Macan did not decrease even in a crisis, but on the contrary because of this sales at dealers show enchanting results. I want to believe that due to the constant currency fluctuations, the cost of a sports premium crossover will not change seriously during 2016. Then the whole list of prices for the Macan 2016 model year.
- Porsche Macan 2.0 liter. (252 hp) – 62K USD
- Porsche Macan S 3.0 liter. (340 hp) – 73k USD
- Porsche Macan S Diesel 3.0 hp. (245 hp) – 72 K USD
- Porsche Macan GTS 3.0 hp (360 hp) – 83K USD
- Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6 liter. (400 hp) – 100K USD
These prices are not final, because dealers offer a large package of packages, such as the Sport Chrono or Porsche Exclusive. So you can make the car completely to your taste.
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