2015 Porsche Macan Expert Review by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach. The name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics – core characteristics of the new off-road car. The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche. The Macan is “Made in Germany”, produced at the Leipzig plant.
The Macan S is equipped with a 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo engine delivering 340 hp and features active all- wheel drive with an electronically controlled, multi-plate clutch. This all-wheel drive system is fitted on all Macan models. A seven-speed double-clutch transmission transfers power as required and almost without any interruption in tractive force, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds (or 5.0 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package). The Macan S reaches a top track speed of 156 mph.
The Macan Turbo is set to be the most powerful vehicle in the compact SUV segment. The 3.6 liter V6 twin turbo engine, which is being used in a Porsche model for the very first time, achieves an unrivalled 400 hp and catapults the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. With the Sport Chrono package, it is possible to achieve such a speed in 4.4 seconds. The Macan Turbo top track speed is 164 mph.
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