The tremendous dynamic performance of the new Macan is thanks in part to the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system. It comprises an electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch, the automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). The electronically controlled multiplate clutch regulates the distribution of drive force between the rear axle and the front axle. Driving conditions are constantly monitored to enable a precise and lightning-quick response to a variety of situations.
The V6 twin-turbo engines are equipped with two turbochargers arranged in parallel – one for each cylinder bank. Intake air is compressed and then fed to the engine via the respective charge-air cooler. This cooling process achieves two things: high cylinder charge and low component temperatures.
The SPORT button, which is fitted as standard, enables you to select a setup that favors either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the electronic engine management system switches the engine mapping to offer an even sharper response and engine dynamics that are more direct.
The steel spring suspension is standard in all Macan models. Not only does it fulfil exacting requirements for performance and driving pleasure, it contributes to enhanced driving dynamics, lower fuel consumption and increased ride comfort. In addition, the sport suspension of the Macan GTS is 15 mm lower in comparison with the Macan S. The Macan GTS also come equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
The face of every model in the Macan range lays bare the dominant sporty genes of their hereditary line. Markers include the characteristic headlights, which are recessed in the hood. The large, imposing air intakes of the front fascia are just waiting to inhale fresh air. Every single second. The hood stretches through to the wheel arches. This lends the front a broad and powerful presence and reminds us of the legendary Porsche 917, which won countless victories in the early 1970s – including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it held the distance record for 39 years. The side profile is typically Porsche. From this angle, every muscle appears flexed – like a predator ready to pounce. The roof line slopes distinctively down towards the rear, drawing the customary sports car contour that promises excellent aerodynamics. Our designers call it the Porsche flyline.
The Bi-Xenon headlights feature automatic and dynamic range control, which provides uniform illumination of the road whether dipped or main beam is selected. The dynamic cornering light function swivels the headlights towards the inside of a corner based on the steering angle and road speed. The static cornering lights activate the auxiliary headlights so as to light up more of the road at tight bends and turns. Put simply, a greater part of the road ahead is illuminated the moment you enter a corner.
The panoramic roof system is a good square meter in size and comprises two large glass panels. Even when closed, it lives up to its name, letting you enjoy a generous panoramic view – but keeping you well protected from the elements at the same time. In addition, the front portion slides open or tilts to a raised position. A roll-up blind shields you from strong sunlight.
Optional for all Macan models.
The system has been optimally tuned for the models in the Macan range. A total of 14 loudspeakers, including an active subwoofer and center speaker, and nine amplifier channels with a total output of 665 watts deliver an impressive sound experience.
A cinematic experience enjoyed in the second row. New Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment Plus has been specially developed to appeal to the discerning viewers in your Macan. Thanks to two high-resolution 10.1-inch TFT color touchscreens on the front seat backrests, each featuring an integrated DVD drive, two USB interfaces, an SD card interface, an HDMI interface and an internal 32-GB flash memory, a world of entertainment is at your passengers’ fingertips. What’s more, it’s also possible to surf the Internet* along the way.
These high-quality roof rails are available in aluminum or with a black painted finish. They blend harmoniously into the vehicle's dynamic design. Roof rails are a prerequisite for installation of the optional roof transport system and are available as a factory-fitted option only.
This Porsche principle can be summed up in one word: sustainability. Here's just one example: the exhaust system of the Macan models is made from extremely corrosion-resistant stainless steel – and purposefully manufactured on the principles of lightweight construction. In addition, our cars are free from CFCs and parts manufactured with the use of CFCs. In all, they are over 95 % recoverable. Naturally, all statutory recycling requirements are fulfilled. The labeling of materials facilitates future sorting for excellent recycling. On the subject of recycling, there is plenty of time before it is even needed. Two-thirds of all Porsche cars ever built are still being driven today.
All Macan models are equipped, as standard, with full-size airbags for the driver and front passenger. These are supplemented by the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP). It comprises side airbags in the front seats, curtain airbags along the entire roof frame and the side windows from the A-pillar to the C-pillar, and side impact protection elements in the doors. Side airbags for the rear compartment, along with driver and passenger knee bags, are standard. Two auxiliary sensors in the bumper help to detect frontal collisions. A cluster of acceleration and yaw rate sensors detects a threat of rollover and triggers the curtain airbags and seat belt pretensioners.
PSM is an electronic control system that helps to maintain stability – and increases driving safety – even at the limits of sporty performance. Sensors continuously monitor driving direction, speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration. PSM actively intervenes to stabilize the vehicle when necessary by strategically applying the brakes at individual wheels. That’s not all. If the driver suddenly releases the accelerator pedal, PSM primes the brake system for a higher state of readiness. Maximum braking power is therefore achieved much sooner. Integral ABS is optimized for short braking distances.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Engine layout||Front Engine / All wheel drive|
|Cylinder layout / number of cylinders||V engine / 6|
|@ rpm||6000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||9.8 : 1|
|Top Track Speed||159 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||5.0 sec|
|Luggage compartment volume (with seats folded)||17.7 cu.-ft. (53.0 cu.-ft.)|
|Fuel tank||19.8 gal.|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||82.6 in. (76.14 in.)|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.36|
|Curb weight||4178 lbs|
|Towing capacity (braked / unbraked)||4409 lbs / 1653 lbs|
|City (estimate)||17 mpg|
|Highway (estimate)||23 mpg|
|Combined (estimate)||19 mpg|