Porsche Macan 2015: Audi Q5 + 911 = Porsche Macan
As published in the 2015 Car or truck Guide
In 2003, when Porsche had unveiled an SUV, numerous had predicted a close. However that is specifically the opposite is taking place and the Cayenne has permitted Porsche to stay alive. Greater to make earnings.
Right here Porsche once again we shot in presenting this time a compact SUV, the Macan. Initial, in French, it is door (at least the author of these lines) a selection Macan as they say cormorant or scoundrel. Simply because English has to say Macanne, it tends to make a tiny cacanne … that is not the Macan! This precision phonetic Produced, note that stated Macan is derived heavily from the Audi Q5. But adapting to the Porsche sauce.
A 911 that trunk
At initial glance, a single could consider that the Macan is absolutely nothing other than a Cayenne possessing undergone a diet plan. In reality, it is rather of a larger 911 on legs! Initial, and this is quite private, I obtain it visually Macan much better balance than the Cayenne and significantly prettier.
Inside, it has the appropriate of all Porsche spits. The center console, whose style is taken from other models of the brand, complete of buttons and controls that address confusion. For years, automotive journalists have pat on the head Acura for the reason that there had been as well numerous buttons has its dashboards. It is now the turn of Porsche to be entitled to the exact same reproach. On the other hand, figuring out the propensity of Germans to complicate matters, it may perhaps be much better to retain the buttons sea …
The front seats are a comfort and a flawless match. These at the back are not uncomfortable, nevertheless, space is visibly account. Just as in the trunk, quite nicely completed but additional or significantly less liveable. Suitable prior to the eyes of the driver a substantial tachometer, signature Porsche for ages. Other signature Porsche, the ignition crucial is often situated on the left of the steering wheel.
Two turbos but only a single turbo model
If the magic of the Macan has not operates, basically turn the ignition crucial … The standard model, S, is endowed with a V6 three.-liter turbocharged 340 horsepower developping involving 500 and 500 rev / min for a couple of 339 foot-pounds involving 450 and 000 rev / min. By right now”s requirements, is comparatively low, but it is sufficient for our bombed roads. The Macan S accelerates with authority in a lovely sonority. In Standard mode, the transmission dual-clutch PDK did a excellent job but did not dazzles. By cons, when we pass the Sport mode, and even additional in Sport +, the complete behavior of the Macan becomes practically raw from the road and the gear modifications are instantaneous.
The Macan Turbo, for its portion, receives a three.six-liter turbocharged V6 developping a whopping 400 horsepower was 000 r / min and 406 foot-pounds of torque involving 350 and 500 rev / min. What ca advance! The ears filled with a deep music, the banks eye toward the subsequent curve that comes promptly, the hands had loaned engage the upper report, the lover of automotive perfection tasted but. I”m writing now. Simply because on our roads, there is often a hole, elevation modify, a youngster playing as well close to the floor, a latecomer, a police officer who desires our excellent, a cat, a tractor and what not. Unless you have access to a racetrack or the Macan Turbo will provide its complete prospective, there is no road for him at residence. The Turbo model, in spite of its qualities additional qu”indeniables, is it the further $ three,000 compared to an S model?
Though it is not as comfy as a Cayenne off-road, the Macan is excellent sufficient to overcome obstacles even when quite intimidating. Its integral cog comes from the 911 but is appropriate for a additional focused use on off-road. Note that there is no version proposed propulsion, only the integral is readily available. If there is a different location exactly where the tiny SUV from Porsche is not taken unawares, it”s on a race track. It”s the a single that says driver higher 911 on legs. It was the difficulty in believing that this is a car weighing about 000 kilograms as weight transfers are nicely controlled. The complete train, partners with PTM (Porsche Traction Management) does wonders to retain the car on course and even significantly less in a position have virtually the brilliant air driving a Macan, even devoid of the optional air suspension.
The Macan is a clever realization of Porsche. Even if the Turbo release constitutes the quintessential compact SUV, is in my opinion as well high-priced. The S completely satisfy the lover of exceptional mechanical. As for the amateur of cargo space, it is advised to go to the Honda CR-V …