All about the SUV 2015 Porsche Macan

All About Porsche’s New SUV – The 2015 Porsche Macan

American drivers have had a love affair with SUVs for the last few decades. The interest is so strong that even renowned manufacturers like Porsche stepped away from their sports cars to design a few sports utility vehicles. Porsche has seen huge success with its first SUV, the Cayenne. Now it’s time for another SUV to join the lineup.

What Sets the Porsche Macan Apart

The Macan has some distinct features that set it part from its Porsche Cayenne predecessors. Upon first glance it’s easy to see that the Macan compact crossover is sleeker, slimmer and smaller in size. This compact design gives Porsche a whole new market to corner in the SUV world. Compared to the Cayenne the Macan is:

  • 4 inches lower
  • 2.6 inches narrower
  • 6.8 inches shorter overall
  • 3.47 inches shorter in the wheelbase

This Porsche SUV has a smaller engine than the Cayenne, but it’s just as performance oriented and includes many of the same mechanical features. For a crossover, it’s built to handle more like a car than an SUV. The Macan is definitely meant to be a sportier version of the Cayenne that will catch the eye of singles, couples and families.

The Two Macan Models

For the 2015 release Porsche is rolling out two models of the Macan. There is the Macan S and the Macan Turbo.

Macan S Specs:

  • $49,900 base price
  • 156 mph top speed
  • 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds
  • 340 horsepower
  • V6 3.0 liter engine
  • 7-speed PDK transmission
  • All-wheel drive – Porsche Traction Management system
  • Auto Start Stop functionality

Macan Turbo Specs:

  • $72,300 base price
  • 164 mph top speed
  • 0-60 in 4.6 seconds
  • 400 horsepower
  • V6 3.6 liter engine
  • 7-speed PDK transmission
  • All-wheel drive – Porsche Traction Management system
  • Auto Start Stop functionality

Though some are disappointed that a manual transmission option isn’t available, the new 7-speed PDK system will make up for that. Buyers can also opt for the Sport Chrono upgrade to make either model even quicker. The MPG isn’t the best at 17 city/23 highway, but that’s to be expected with a sporty SUV.

Austin Porsche maintenance doesn’t get better than German Auto Center. We’re a Bosch Authorized Car Service Center that specializes in Porsche service and repair. We’ve been working on Cayenne models for years and are fully equipped to handle maintenance and repair on the new Macan S and Macan Turbo.

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Len Gilmore