Porsche Macan 2017 is what one would call a vehicle with the body of an SUV, engine of a sports car and features of a luxury sedan. Porsche has put a lot of innovation in this new model, upgrading essential parts, redesigning some exterior components, phasing out old technologies and replacing them with modern ones wherever possible, redesigning the engine so it gets more efficient, tweaking the powertrain to churn out extra horsepower and putting together a cockpit that screams luxury.
Porsche Macan 2017 Engine Specs
Porsche Macan 2017 is powered by a 3 litre V6 bi-turbo diesel engine producing 245 hp and 428 lb ft of torque at the base models. Twin turbo petrol engine of displacement 3.6 litres will generate over 400 hp and 410 lb ft of torque. Fuel consumption will hang around the 22 mpg figure for cities and 30 mpg figure of highways. This SUV can do a zero to hundred in less than 6.2 seconds with the diesel engine and less than 5.4 with the petrol one.
Transmission will be taken over by a seven speed automatic and dual clutch unit controlled by a computer. This technology called Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) will be standard across all models. Different driving modes will be present, to help the car perform better in its current environment. These modes will perform different functions like distributing torque as needed, setting rev limit, extracting power from the engine as needed and monitor the whole vehicle to help make drivers glide through different terrains.
Porsche Macan 2017 Interior and Exterior
Porsche Macan 2017 is gifted with an interior typical of its maker. Instrumentation panel has been designed to make it as technical as possible, without cluttering things up. The displays are crafted to mould with the dashboard. A 5 inch touch screen display at the centre functions as a control panel for the car’s audio system, cellular and wireless connectivity, security features and other miscellaneous car setting. A 5 seater capacity interior is spacious and comfortable. Leather seats and metal finish exemplifies the luxury.
As the series is new, not much change is noticed in 2017 Porsche Macan when compared with its previous avatar. Headlights will come mated with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System. They will have an option to come fitted with either xenon lamps or LED clusters. As this SUV is crafted to handle tough off road situations, built quality is excellent throughout the vehicle’s exterior. There is even an under body protection.
Porsche Macan 2017 will come equipped with various features. Some of these will be standard across all models, while some have to be purchased additionally. Few important features that we can get are Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, automatic brake differential, Porsche Hill Control, Air Suspension, anti-slip regulation (ASR), Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake, Anti-lock braking system, Off-Road Underbody Protection and Porsche Traction Management.
Porsche Macan 2017 Price and Release Date
Porsche Macan 2017 will have a base price of around $50,000, expected to be released by late 2016. It will probably have 3 trim models, Base, S and Sport, the last one will cost over $75,000.