Porsche Macan

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Porsche Macan (95B)
Porsche Macan (2015) from Stuttgart.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Porsche AG
Production 2014–present
Assembly Leipzig, Germany
Designer Michael Mauer
Body and chassis
Class Compact luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door compact SUV
Platform MLB/MLP
Related Audi Q5
Powertrain
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)
Transmission 7-speed PDK
Dimensions
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)

The Porsche Macan (Type 95B) is a five-door luxury crossover SUV (CUV) 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. When specifications are taken into account, the Macan competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, Lexus NX, and the Range Rover Evoque, thus putting it into the compact luxury crossover segment of the automobile industry.

Name[edit]

The Macan was originally known by its code name Cajun, a portmanteau of Cayenne Junior (not to be confused with Porsche-Diesel Junior tractor).[1] On February 16, 2012 Porsche announced the final name for the car to be Macan. This is the Javanese word for tiger.

Development[edit]

Macan Turbo
Interior

Initially announced in November 2010 as a development project,[2] and formally announced by Porsche in March 2011, the Macan was formally launched at both the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show[3] and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show,[4] with European sales commencing in spring 2014.[5]

The Macan is produced alongside the Panamera and the Cayenne in Leipzig, Germany in a newly extended factory.[6] 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.[7][8]

The Porsche Macan shares its platform with the Audi Q5.[9][10] The wheelbase and suspension configuration are based on and heavily modified from the Audi,[citation needed] but the engine, transfercase, suspension tuning, interior and exterior are unique to Porsche for the Macan. It is also 1.7 inches (43 mm) longer and 1.4 inches (36 mm) wider than a Q5.[11]

Drivetrain and performance[edit]

At launch, three different models and engines were available, all being V6 format:[12] 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 CO2 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.

All Macans feature a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, with several options available including air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).

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 engine used in multiple applications such as the Audi Q5, the Macan is the first Porsche to be powered by four cylinders since the Porsche 968. 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.[13]

Model Displacement &
Configuration
Max. Motive Power @ rpm Max. Torque @ rpm Max. Speed CO2 Emissions Comments
Macan 2.0-litre (1984cc) I4 turbo 252 PS (185 kW; 249 bhp) @ 5,000–6,800 370 N·m (273 lbf·ft) @ 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.
Macan S Diesel 3.0-litre (2967cc) V6 turbodiesel 211 PS (155 kW; 208 bhp) @ 2,750–4,000 580 N·m (428 lbf·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 216 km/h (134 mph) 159–164 g/km Available in Norway and Belgium
Macan S Diesel 3.0-litre (2967cc) V6 turbodiesel 258 PS (190 kW; 254 bhp) @ 4,000–4,250 580 N·m (428 lbf·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 230 km/h (143 mph) 159–164 g/km 245 hp version available in some Asian, African & South American markets
Macan S 3.0-litre (2997cc) V6 twin-turbo 340 PS (250 kW; 335 bhp) @ 5,500–6,500 460 N·m (339 lbf·ft) @ 1,450–5,000 254 km/h (158 mph) 204–212 g/km
Macan GTS 3.0-litre (2997cc) V6 twin-turbo 360 PS (265 kW; 355 bhp) @ 6000 500 N·m (369 lbf·ft) @ 1,650–4,000 256 km/h (159 mph) 207–215 g/km
Macan Turbo 3.6-litre (3604cc) V6 twin-turbo 400 PS (294 kW; 395 bhp) @ 6,000 550 N·m (406 lbf·ft) @ 1,350–4,500 266 km/h (165 mph) 208–216 g/km
Macan Turbo w/Perf. Pkg 3.6-litre (3604cc) V6 twin-turbo 440 PS (324 kW; 434 bhp) @ 6,000 600 N·m (443 lbf·ft) @ 1,500–4,500 270 km/h (168 mph) 208–216 g/km

The Macan S has a 0–60 miles per hour (0–97 km/h) time of 5.2 seconds and the Macan Turbo 4.6 seconds.[14] Both times are improved by 0.2 sec when employing Launch Control (feature of the optional "Sport Chrono" package).[15]

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results
Porsche Macan, Small Off-Road (2014)[16]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 33 88%
Child occupant: 43 87%
Pedestrian: 22 60%
Safety assist: 9 66%

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Porsche Macan: a sportscar on stilts". IOL. 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  11. ^ Vettraino, J.P. (March 17–31, 2014). "Right Vehicle, Right Time?". Autoweek. 64 (7): 38–39. 
  12. ^ "Porsche Macan price and release date". Auto Express. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
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  15. ^ "2015 Porsche Macan SUV". Edmunds.com. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Euro NCAP – Porsche Macan 2.0 TFSI, RHD (2014)". euroncap.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015.  Report

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