Porsche Macan

 porsche macan

MACAN ESTATE - 5dr PDK



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Porsche's improved Macan continues to redefine what a mid-sized premium sports SUV should be. Jonathan Crouch reports.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
MACAN ESTATE
5dr PDK
PETROL
£46,913.00
MACAN ESTATE
S 5dr PDK
PETROL
£49,300.00
MACAN ESTATE
Turbo 5dr PDK
PETROL
£68,530.00

Ten Second Review

Porsche's Macan continues to be an SUV with the soul - and the engineering - or a sportscar. You might expect it to be fast and family-friendly. More of a surprise is that it's rewarding and, with the right spec, very nearly race-ready in its responses. Yet it'll comfortably take you off road, deal with the school run and cruise down to Chamonix. It's very special.

Background

With the Macan, Porsche was always determined to stretch design boundaries and create the ultimate multi-tasker. A car as ready for a circuit as it would be for a skiing trip, classy enough for the streets of Monte Carlo, soundly sensible on the school run, quietly capable on the rough stuff and potentially manic around Monza. The company's certainly well-placed to create such a thing, claiming the whole 'sporting all-wheel drive car' concept as its own invention. Back in 1900, Ferdinand Porsche designed the Lohner-Porsche racing model with its four electric wheelhub motors. By 1947, the brand was going further, developing a supercharged 12 cylinder 'Type 360' Cisitalia Grand Prix racer that introduced the concept of full four-wheel drive. What it all led to was the Cayenne large SUV that turned the company's fortunes around earlier this century. And from that to this Macan, a smaller SUV designed to sell alongside it, first launched back in 2014. This revised version, launched in mid-2018, looks smarter, ditches diesel and improves its technology.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
185
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
249
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
227
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
DIRECT INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
7 SPEED
CC
1984
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
29.7
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
38.7
EC Combined (mpg)
34.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
22.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
20.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
29.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
26.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
32.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
29.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
26.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
25.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
28.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
25.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
12.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
14
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
10.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
11
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
10
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
11
General
Generation Mark
1
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
41E
Badge Power
245
Badge Engine CC
2.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Safety Concerns?
False
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs)
6.7
Top Speed
139
Engine Power - BHP
245
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Engine Power - KW
180
Engine Power - RPM
5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
273
Engine Torque - NM
370
Engine Torque - RPM
1600
Engine Torque - MKG
37.7
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
MACAN
Vehicle Dimensions
Height
1624
Length
4696
Width
1923
Wheelbase
2807
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1795
Gross Vehicle Weight
2510
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
65
Max. Loading Weight
715
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
500
No. of Seats
5
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1500
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.8
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Driving Experience

It's an all-petrol range these days - it's some time now since Porsche offered a diesel in any of its cars. The brand's usual plug-in hybrid tech though, is conspicuous by its absence here. Most buyers opt for the entry-level 2.0-litre turbo unit which offers 245PS, gets to 62mph in 6.7s and reaches 139mph flat out. If that really isn't fast enough for you, then there's a mid-range Macan S and Macan GTS models, which use the 3.0 V6 unit from the larger Cayenne with either, respectively with either 354 or 380PS. Or there's the top Macan Turbo, which borrows its 2.9-litre twin turbo V6 from the Audi R S4, but here uses it in 440PS form. All variants were updated in late 2018 with a revised chassis and newly developed tyres, a package that has put this model even further ahead of its rivals from a dynamic perspective. All models come with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, with a Sport button to sharpen shift times, throttle response and steering. Four-wheel drive is standard on all cars, although in normal road conditions, 100% of torque is directed to the rear axle. Should momentary slip be detected, a clutch pack locks, which can then send up to 100 per cent of torque to the front axle. There's also a torque vectoring system, while a torque vectoring rear differential is an option. There is a dedicated off-road mode, which optimises the torque split and gearbox shift points to better optimise grip and torque when it gets really slippery. Standard steel springs with passive dampers are standard on the S models, with adaptive dampers an option, while the Turbo gets full air suspension.

Design and Build

The styling of this revised Macan was only very lightly evolved back in 2018. The smarter three-part, three-dimensional LED light strip across the rear of the car is probably the biggest change and represents a typical element of the Porsche design DNA. The sleeker brake lights with their four-point cues are another immediately recognisable embodiment of the brand identity. LED technology is incorporated into the re-styled main headlight design, while the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) option can be used to control light distribution adaptively. The wheel styles available range from 18-inches in diameter as standard to 21-inches as an option. Otherwise, things are much as before. Even though this is Porsche's baby SUV, there's plenty of space inside. The Macan is built on a heavily modified version of the Audi Q5's MLB chassis. It's 4,681mm long and 1,923mm wide, which means it occupies a bigger footprint than its Audi cousin, but the wheelbase is a little smaller, meaning the Audi has a slight edge when it comes to rear seat space. There's a decent 500-litres of room in the boot which extends to 1,500-litres when the rear seats are folded.
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