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Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan
Overview
Manufacturer Porsche AG
Production 2014–
Assembly Leipzig, Germany
Designer Michael Mauer
Body and chassis
Class Compact SUV
Body style 5-door hatchback
Platform MLB/MLP
Related Audi Q5
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 litre I4 petrol
3.0 litre V6 petrol
3.6 litre V6 petrol
3.0 litre V6 diesel
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch
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, Malay pronunciation: ) is a luxury compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) manufactured by the German car manufacturer Porsche.

Name

The Macan was originally known by its code name Cajun, a portmanteau of Cayenne Junior.[1] On February 16, 2012 Porsche announced the final name for the car to be "Macan".[2] The name Macan is derived from the Javanese word for tiger.

Development

Initially announced in November 2010 as a development project,[3] and formally announced by Porsche in March 2011, the Macan was formally launched at both the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show[4] and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show,[5] with European sales commencing in spring 2014.[6]

The Macan is produced alongside the Panamera and the Cayenne in Leipzig, Germany in a newly extended factory.[7] 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.[8][9]

The Porsche Macan shares one-third of its platform with the Audi Q5.[10][11] The wheelbase and suspension configuration are the same as the Audi, but the engine, transmission, 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.[12]

Drivetrain and performance

At launch, three different models and engines were available, all being V6 format:[13] 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
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emissions of 159 g/km. All of them feature a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

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. A 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel is due to join the range at a later date.[14]

Model Displacement &
Configuration
Max. Motive Power @ rpm Max. Torque @ rpm Max. Speed CO
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Emissions
Macan 2.0 litre (1984cc) I4 turbo 237 PS (174 kW; 234 bhp) @ 5,000–6,800 350 N·m (258 lbf·ft) @ 1,500–4,500 223 km/h (139 mph) 168–175 g/km
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 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
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

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.[15] Both times are improved by 0.2 sec when employing Launch Control (feature of the optional "Sport Chrono" package).[16]

References

  1. ^ Jerewtt, Dale (16 February 2012). "Meet the Porsche Macan, Germany's newest small SUV". Autoweek. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Name for new Porsche SUV is Macan" (Press release).  
  3. ^ Porsche press release 29 November 2010
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Leo (20 November 2013). "Porsche Macan SUV unveiled". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Mihalascu, Dan (20 November 2013). "Porsche Debuts Macan, Calls It the Sports Car of Compact SUVs". Carscoops. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Porsche Macan price and release date". Auto Express. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Knapman, Chris (March 16, 2011). "Porsche confirms production of Cajun".  
  8. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/new-cars/new-car-reviews/porsche-macan-an-suv-in-name-only/article17132356/
  9. ^ http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/porsche/porsche-macan-a-sportscar-on-stilts-1.1658021
  10. ^ Holloway, Hilton (11 December 2013). "Porsche Macan – first ride". Autocar. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ Vettraino, J.P. (March 17–31, 2014). "Right Vehicle, Right Time?".  
  13. ^ "Porsche Macan price and release date". Auto Express. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Porsche Macan 2013" by The-Car-Addict.com
  15. ^ Stewart, Ben (June 2014). "Porsche Macan".  
  16. ^ "2015 Porsche Macan SUV".  

External links

  • Porsche Macan microsite
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