2015 Porsche Macan is undoubtedly the maiden Porsche sports car in the quickly-expanding compact SUV segment. The word Macan originates from Indonesian vocabulary that means ‘tiger’. According to Porsche, it should be pronounced as ‘Ma-CAHN’.
Exterior / Interior
With wheelbase of 110.5 inches, length of 184.3-185 inches, width of 76.1 inches and height of 63.4 inches, the SUV weighs around 4300-4500 pounds. It is a 5-door vehicle available in 9 exterior colors like black, dark blue metallic, mahogany metallic and white. It has fixed lifgate window and rear power lifgate door. Alloy wheels measuring 19 x 9 inches, rear spoiler, and variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, privacy glass, and intermittent rain wiper are certain features.
The interior has seating for 5 passengers. The front has 8-way power seats for passenger as well as the driver and power adjustable lumbar support for both. The rear has the split folding seat back and the armrest has storage options. Instrumentation has been provided with external temperature display, tachometer, clock, trip computer and low fuel level warning. Entertainment has been assured with AM/FM stereo with 11 speakers, 235 watts stereo output, radio data system, and USB connection.
Engine and Mileage of 2015 Porsche Macan
The vehicle has 4-wheel drive. Turbo-charged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve engines grace both the models. For the S model, 3.0 L V-6 is used that generates 340 hp @6500 rpm and torque of 339 lb-ft. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is achieved in 5 seconds while 0-100 mph is reached in 12.5 seconds. The turbo model is fitted with 3.6 L V-6 that has 400 hp @6000 rpm and torque of 406 lb-ft. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 0-100 mph in 13.0 seconds. Top speed given by this vehicle is 156-164 mph.
The gearbox is quick shifting paddle-controlled 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with manual shifting mode.
The EPA rating of this SUV is 16-18/24-26 mpg for city/highway driving respectively.
Price and Release Date of 2015 Porsche Macan
The SUV can be yours at the price of $50,895for the S model while the Turbo one will cost $73,295. The vehicle will be available in the US in the spring of 2015.
This compact SUV is to be released in two models, S and Turbo with both having turbo-charged engines. The interior has a load of buttons for infotainment. The exterior, though looks like a smaller version of Cayenne, has unique features that truly add to its charm. At the base price of $50,895 and $73,295 for S and Turbo models respectively, 2015 Porsche Macan is worth trying.