Porsche Macan Review
After serving the military for couple of years, the brand started its in house production with the launch of its first vehicle “Porsche 356”. Since then the brand has not stepped back and gained laurels by manufacturing some of the prestigious cars of the era. With the success of the Cayenne under the SUV stead, the brand is out with a new model under the same segment- Porsche Macan. Introduced at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the Macan is a new release of the German auto brand. Not very different, the Macan shares almost all the attributes that its kin 'Cayenne' adopts.
Engine, mileage and variants
This new release of the brand comes in four vibrant trim levels- Macan, Macan S, Macan S Diesel and Macan Turbo. Apart from the Macan (holding a 4-cylinder engine) all the other variants accompanies a V6 engine with a cylinder volume ranging from 1984 cc to 3604 cc. Powered by twin turbo technology the maximum output of the Macan ranges from 245 hp to 400 hp (between 4000 rpm to 6800 rpm). Active all-wheel drive arrangement of the Macan is availed with a peak torque ranging from 350 Nm to 580 Nm (between 1350 rpm to 5000 rpm). Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds, the efficient dynamics and rubber burning power of the Macan allows it to attain a top speed of 266 km/h. Active aerodynamics and electrical system recuperation allows the Macan to deliver an efficient mileage range of 15.87 km/l to 16.39 km/l.
Broad design and macho persona of the Macan is the inspiration taken from its kin Cayenne. Characteristic headlights and stretched out bonnet arches of the Macan throws a wild look to the fascia of the SUV. Wide open air intakes and broad radiator grilles gives a masculine trait to the sporty Macan. Roof lines on Macan and aero kits embodied to the rear enhances the aerodynamic factor of the vehicle, thus nurturing the efficiency of the vehicle. Eye catching kammback structure of the Macan gives the car a coupe trait. Four chrome embossed silencer of the Macan delivers a blasting sound when switched to ignition mode. Measurement of 4681mm-4699mm X 1923mm X 1624mm (L x W x H) is not very different from its kin Cayenne. All-season tyres of the Macan holds an alloy size ranging from 18-inch to 21-inch.
In order to make the driver and car a single entity, the arrangement of the controls is done in such a way so as to achieve a fatigue free driving experience. Brand's insignia imprinted to the leather upholstery of the Macan reveals about the luxury it is engraved with. Sports car inspired cockpit of the Macan comes with leather wrapped steering wheel and aluminum finished gear shifter that gives a dynamic feel while driving. 4.8-inch touch screen of the Macan avails you with a decent infotainment factor that eases the way of driving. Burmester high-end surround sound system of the car avails you quality acoustic all in the cabin. Climate control of the car offers a personalized atmosphere in the cabin thus making you cocooned inside the Macan. Versatile 40:20:40 seats of the offers a decent comfort factor to the occupants sitting at the rear. Boot space of 500-litres would be ample enough to settle your heavy baggages of luggage.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) of the Macan offers a long lasting braking performance, besides these it also reduces the unsprung mass thus increasing the fuel economy of the vehicle. Steel spring suspension of the Macan comes equipped with optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), that offers an adaptive damper control according to the road gradient. OFF-ROAD button at the centre console enables your Macan to encounter rugged terrains with ease. The Porsche Hill Control (PHC) of the Macan coordinates the engine torque and braking force thus paving the way to steep areas with ease. Utra and super high strength material used to the Macan contributes nicely to the safety of the vehicle, besides this the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP) installed in the car comes with air bag package that allows you to escape fatal injuries during crash.
If you are hunting for a vehicle having the combined traits of an off-roader and a luxury SUV then surely Macan stands tall. But switching from Cayenne to this model would not make any sense as almost all the attributes of the Macan matches the former.