New for 2015, the Porsche Macan is a compact SUV available in S and Turbo trim levels. The standard S trim is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 340 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque while the optional Turbo trim is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 400 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Both engines can be paired with FWD or AWD and are linked to a 7-speed PDK transmission. Features include Burmester high-end surround sound system, Porsche Communications Management (PCM), air/steel suspension, Porsche Dynamic Light Systems (PDLS) equipped with bi-xenon headlights, multi-function sport steering wheel, navigation system, leather seats and Alcantara interior accents. Safety is comprised of Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Lane Change Assist (LCA), high performance brakes, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS) and advanced airbags. The Macan is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Porsche Macan compact sport crossover is all-new for 2015. The Macan is the little brother to the Porsche Cayenne and shares its platform with that of the Audi Q5. The Macan draws its visual cues from across the Porsche range, including the Cayenne, 911 and 918 Spyder and is available in either S or Turbo guise. Both feature twin-turbocharged V6s producing between 340 or 400 horsepower, respectively, with Porsche claiming the Macan Turbo turns a quick 4.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. Pricing for the Macan S starts at $49,900.
Great performance from either model; excellent all-wheel drive; exceptional craftsmanship; standard features; loaded with technology
The new Porsche Macan is poised to become the benchmark of the compact sport crossover segment. The BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Range Rover Sport can't touch it in looks or performance, and with Porsche's proven track record of perfectly blending all-wheel drive sure-footedness with blistering speed and crisp handling, the new Macan is sure to entrance all who drive it.