2014 Porsche Macan: New Compact SUV

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Idea Macan

Create a compact SUV? No, we’d rather think outside the box. We’ve created what we always create: a sports car. Five doors, five seats and yet intimate with the road; boasting plenty of space for hobbies, leisure and sport. But no room for compromise. Compact, concentrated and intensive, but still powerful. Practical but never ordinary.

The new Porsche Macan – built for an intensive life in which the thirst for experience and thrills and spills are ever-present, and in which new challenges are a permanent driving force. Built for a life that refuses to be hemmed in by conventions and feels all the more authentic for it. Direct and intimate.

A sports car that gives us what we´re looking for: that feeling of being alive.

Exterior design

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The hood stretches through to the wheel arches, lending the front a broad and powerful presence. This extraordinary styling element is also a reminder of the legendary Porsche 917, a winner of countless races in its time – including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The side profile is distinctly Porsche. From this angle, the front end resembles a predator waiting to pounce. The roof line slopes distinctively down towards the rear, drawing the customary sports car contour – our designers call it the Porsche flyline. The side blades are striking, with a design that pays homage to the futuristic 918 Spyder super sports car and makes the doors appear narrower, the flanks much sleeker and even sportier. It is available in carbon fibre, painted in the respective exterior colour or in Lava Black.

In sizes of up to 21 inches, the wheels are also testament to the high standards that can be achieved in car design.

The rear end, slender at the top, widening into broad shoulders above the rear wheels – a homage to the Porsche 911 Sports car. The styling of the hatch – without handle and attached licence plate – shows off the line of the cast-moulded rear. The narrow LED taillights have three-dimensional proportions, which give them an extraordinary appearance of depth – another inspiration by the Porsche 918 Spyder. Sporty genes are obviously dominant in this hereditary line.

Interior design

2014 Porsche Macan New Compact SUV_03It is our firm belief that driver and car must form a single entity. As such, you do not simply sit in the Porsche Macan – the ergonomic architecture integrates you into the vehicle. The essentials are seen at a glance and positioned close at hand. The instrument panel has a three-tube design and the rev-counter is positioned in the center, exactly where it belongs in a sports car. As ever, the ignition is on the right. The ascending center console – a typical feature of a sports car – shortens the reach between the steering wheel and the gear selector and control buttons and further intensifies that sports car feel. And what about flexibility? There’s plenty of that, too. The interior boasts a luggage compartment volume of 500 litres. With the flexible three-way rear bench seat folded down, this can even be increased to 1,500 litres. A wide range of materials, trims and colours is available for you to make the interior even more exclusive, even more sporty and even more individual.


2014 Porsche Macan New Compact SUV_06The distinctly muscular front apron, with the side airblades of the conspicuously large cooling air intakes, is found nowhere else but on the Porsche Macan Turbo. A promise of thrilling performance.

The Porsche Macan Turbo also stands out thanks to its front spoiler lip, the design of which is based on that of the Porsche 918 Spyder, and the direction indicators and position lights, which appear to hover inside the side air intakes.

The Porsche Macan Turbo also features Bi-Xenon headlights including PDLS, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), 19-inch Macan Turbo wheels, red brake calipers with enlarged brake discs, side blades painted in the exterior colour, a leather package, adaptive Sports seats, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a large touchscreen, and the BOSE® Surround Sound System. Offering a total output of 545 watts and with 14 loudspeakers including subwoofer, it delivers a special listening experience.


zoomFuel consumption* Macan : Urban in l/100 km (mpg) 11.8 (23.9)-6.7 (42.2); Extra urban in l/100 km (mpg) 7.8 (36.2)-5.7 (49.6); Combined in l/100 km (mpg) 9.2 (30.7)-6.1 (46.3); CO2 emissions in g/km 216-159.

Impressively, the 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 engine delivers an enormous power output of 294 kW (400 hp).

The sprint from 0 to 62 mph is completed in a mere 4.8 seconds. Top speed is 165 mph. And that’s all achieved with moderate emission and fuel consumption figures.

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

2014 Porsche Macan New Compact SUV_16This active all-wheel-drive system with variable torque distribution delivers engine power precisely to the road. By means of continuous monitoring of driving conditions, the system is able to respond to a variety of situations and adapt to your driving style. The electronically controlled clutch helps to ensure optimum distribution of force to all four wheels on road surfaces with irregular grip. The torque split between the front and rear axles is therefore fully variable – up to 100 % if necessary. In addition to traction, driving safety and outstanding steering performance, Porsche Traction Management (PTM) enables a high degree of driving stability, exceptional handling and excellent dynamics. In short, typical Porsche driving qualities.


2014 Porsche Macan New Compact SUV_09The V6 biturbo engines feature 2 parallel turbochargers – one for each cylinder bank. The intake air is compressed and delivered to the engine via one charge air cooler for each cylinder bank. This cooling serves two purposes: a high cylinder charge and low component temperatures.

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System


2014 Porsche Macan New Compact SUV_20For many, listening to music and driving a car is a natural combination. The Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System turns the experience into an emotional event of the highest sound quality. It was co-developed in Weissach and in Berlin – by one of the most respected manufacturers of high-end audio equipment worldwide. The figures alone sound impressive: 16 amplifier channels with a total output of more than 1,000 watts, 16 loudspeakers including a 300-watt active subwoofer with class D digital amplifier.

[source: porsche.com]

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