The 2015 Porsche Macan crossover was one of the stars of the last monthâ€™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 Porscheâ€™s entry in the compact SUV segment.
|Vehicle Type: SUV||Base Price: $50,895|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gals (75 L)||Miles Per Gallon: NA|
|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|
|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 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.
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.