Porsche Macan S Review & Wallpaper

Porsche Macan S Review

 At the press launch of the 2015 Porsche Macan, the automaker cited research showing how the luxury small-crossover segment has grown 185 percent since 2007, to some 1.3 millions units worldwide. Such entries as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque, Lexus RX, and Mercedes-Benz GLK have obviously resonated well with buyers. And the research projects that through 2024 the segment will grow another 3.4 percent annually.

Based on the Audi Q5, the two-row, five-seat Macan -- its name is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger -- starts at a "mere" $50,895, making it the second-least-expensive vehicle in the Porsche portfolio, at $300 dearer than a base 300-hp Cayenne. That price tag designates a Macan S, whose 340-hp, 339-lb-ft twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6, seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic, and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive are good for 0-60 mph in as little as 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 156 mph. 
Porsche Macan S Front View
Porsche Macan S Front View
Step up to the 400-hp, 406-lb-ft twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 Macan Turbo, which improves the previous stats to a manufacturer-estimated 4.4 seconds and 164 mph, respectively, and you'll shell out $73,295. Still, even at those eye-opening prices, Porsche plans to sell at least 50,000 Macans per year, with the flexibility to increase capacity if demand calls for it. All Macans will be built alongside the Cayenne and Panamera at the Leipzig factory where Porsche recently invested 500 million euro and added 1500 jobs. With diesel and plug-in hybrid variants in the pipeline (the 258-hp, 428-lb-ft turbo 3.0-liter diesel is confirmed for calendar year 2015), Macan capacity will be going nowhere but up.
Porsche Macan S Back View
Porsche Macan S Back View

Porsche just introduced its second SUV at an event before the 2013 Los Angeles auto show and for the purists who already hate it, we've got one thing to say: get over it. With the Cayenne Porsche's best-seller, the 2015 Porsche Macan will help boost the automaker's bottom line so it can pay for more pet projects like the 918 Spyder. Though based on a Volkswagen platform, the Macan is full of Porsche DNA. The styling is pure Porsche, with plenty of 911 an 918 touches, as well as Cayenne traits. As expected, the Macan's interior feels both sporty, and luxurious.

Porsche Macan S Interior View
Porsche Macan S Interior View
The Macan really looks and feels sharp in the metal. We suspect if it drives as good as it looks Porshe will have no problem reaching its goal of 50,000 sales per year. Can't wait to see what pet project this crossover pays for. --Christian Seabaugh
Porsche Macan S Gear Box View
Porsche Macan S Gear Box View

At the heart of the new 2015 Macan are two new gas engines. The 2015 Porsche Macan S is powered by a version of the 2014 Panamera's 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 making 340 hp, while the 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo is powered by a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 (itself a stroked version of the Macan S mill) making 400 hp. Porsche hasn’t released torque figures for either engine.

Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
3.0L/340-hp/339-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC V-6; 3.6L/400-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC V-6
7-speed twin-clutch automatic
4100-4200 lb (mfr est)
110.5 in
184.3 x 76.1 x 63.4 in
0-60 MPH
4.4-5.2 sec (mfr est)
18-19/25-28 mpg (est)
177-187 / 120-135 kW-hrs/100 miles
0.87-0.94 lb/mile
May 2014

Porsche Macan S Trailer Youtube Video

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