ENTRY-LEVEL MODEL WITH TURBOCHARGED FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE: PORSCHE MACAN
21 March 2016
Singapore. Porsche is extending its line-up of compact SUVs by adding the new Macan entry-level model. Its four-cylinder turbo engine was specifically tailored to this vehicle, which is the sports car of the SUV segment. Furthermore, the Cayenne will now be equipped with the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
The turbocharged two-liter engine in the Macan delivers 185 kW (252 hp) from 5.000 to 6.800 rpm and comes standard with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission like all Macans. As a result, the Macan delivers impressive acceleration: It is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, and with the optional Sport Chrono-Package, the time is reduced to 6.5 seconds. The top speed is 229 km/h. In terms of fuel consumption, the Macan proves to be very efficient: Depending on the mounted wheel and tire combination, the Macan consumes 7.2 l/100 km.
Sporty turbocharged four-cylinder The in-line four-cylinder engine is designed to be particularly sporty and efficient: It operates with up to two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing. VarioCam Plus adapts the intake and exhaust camshaft continually and also controls the lift of the exhaust valves. Its powerful 370 Nm of torque available between 1.600 rpm and 4.500 rpm, for instance, enables fast overtaking maneuvers.
As is characteristic for all Porsche models, the Macan is capable of converting its engine power into exceptionally sporty driving dynamics. This is ensured by the standard Porsche Traction Management PTM active all-wheel drive system in interplay with an agile suspension and precise steering. An air suspension system with levelling control including the PASM with adaptive dampers is available as an option. With an unladen weight of 1.770 kilograms, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into agile handling.
Extensive level of standard equipment Visually, and in its features, the new entry-level model only differs from other more powerful models in its details. Exterior distinguishing characteristics are side window trim strips in black, also black brake callipers in back of the 18-inch wheels and an exhaust system with two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel. Many of the vehicle’s standard features are the same as those in the S models. For example, the Macan has comfort seats with electric eight-way adjustment on the driver’s side, Alcantara middle seat panels, the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a lane-departure warning system and a powered tailgate.The Macan is available to order now and starts at *230,088 SGD.
Cayenne now comes with newest infotainment system: more connectivity The centrepiece of the new future Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) that will be standard in all Cayenne models is a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen. The redesigned user interface enables operation that is intuitive and smartphone-like. When the proximity sensor detects a user input, relevant menu contents are shown, which the driver can control by multi-touch gestures. Bluetooth, USB and SD card interfaces make it possible to integrate smartphones and memory media. Also new is the option of connecting an iPhone via the PCM to use Apple CarPlay®.
The new navigation module is included in the Cayenne as standard. It impresses with high-resolution map display and can also be conveniently started by voice control.
All Porsche model lines are now perfectly connected The new generation of PCM was first introduced in the new 911 (991 II) and is a standard feature in all 911 models. In addition to the Carrera models, the Targa models and the top-of-the-line 911 Turbo variants are equipped with the new infotainment system. The new module is also standard in the new model year of Macan. The new 718 model line will use the new infotainment system as well. Depending on the vehicle model, the new PCM comes with a varying level of standard feature and optional packages.
Porsche Macan: combined fuel consumption 7.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 167 g/km
Macan model line (MY 2017): combined fuel consumption 6.1 – 9.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 159– 215 g/km
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid (MY 2017): combined fuel consumption 3.4 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 148 g/km
Cayenne model line (MY 2017): combined fuel consumption 3.4 – 11.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 148 – 267 g/km
*Prices include a 5-year free maintenance and warranty program, market-specific equipment, GST and CEVS fees/rebates but exclude COE. It covers all servicing needs as well as maintenance and repair costs, including regular wear and tear. Prices are subjected to change without prior notice. Terms & conditions apply.