2015 Porsche Macan

The 2015 Porsche Macan crossover was one of the stars of the last month’s 2013 LA Motor Show. With the Macan, Porsche has taken a step forward towards expanding its range of vehicles.

As the newest member of the Porsche family, this crossover announces Porsche’s entry in the compact SUV segment.

The company is planning to launch Macan in two trims initially – Macan S and Macan Turbo. Later down the line Porsche may launch a base version below the Macan S.2015-Porsche-Macan-downtown-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: $50,895
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gals (75 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 184.3 in. (468.1 cm) Wheel Base: 110.5 in. (280.7 cm)
Height: 63.4 in. (161.0 cm) Width: 76.1 in. (193.3 cm)
Curb Weight: 4112 lbs (1865 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 17.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 3.0 Liter V6 Twin Turbo Compression Ratio: 9.8: 1
Horsepower: 340 HP Max RPM: 5500-6500 RPM
Torque: 339 lb-ft @1450-5000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed PDK
0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds Maximum Speed: 156 mph (251 km/h)

* 2015 Macan S

Engine & Performance

The new Macan S has will have a 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo engine that churns out 340 horsepower. The engine will be mated to a seven speed double clutch transmission.

The Macan Turbo will be powered by a 3.6 liter V6 bi-turbo engine, which produces a whopping 400 horsepower, which is massive for a compact SUV.

The Macan S can do a 0-62 mph dash in 6.3 seconds, while the Macan Turbo can do so in just 4.8 seconds.
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Exterior

The design of the 2015 Macan is inspired by the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports cars. Creating a sporty crossover design can be a challenge, but Porsche has done a perfect job by maintaining proportions and lines.

The design is broad and low, as a typical sports car should be. The assertive appearance of the Macan offers upgraded headlights and taillights, in addition to large air intakes, typical of Porsche's.

The wraparound bonnet creates a beautiful design detail by enclosing headlamps and extending up the wheel arches. The side view of a sloping roofline projects a sharp profile, which goes in sync with the dynamic nature of the vehicle. The rear of the car exudes a broad and sporty look.

Interior

The interior has a sense of familiarity to other Porsche vehicles, yet it comes with striking new features. The main attraction is the new multi function sports steering wheel. The vehicle has a forward sloping center console and a high-set gear selector.

A digital central console with 4.8 inch display. The interior is sporty, elegant, and exudes a premium feel.

Porsche Macan is slated to hit the market in the first half of 2014. The Macan S is expected to start at $51K, while the Macan Turbo will start from $73K.
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