2015 Porsche Macan | new car review

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 by
2015 Porsche Macan
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  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 249,100 - 349,200
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 75%
  • Interior
    Editor: 95%
  • Quality
    Editor: 95%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

It's the world's first Sports, Sports SUV and that says a lot about who it's going after already.

Pros

Great looks, great handler, performance features

Cons

Limited standard features

Looks

The 2015 Macan is a great looking car, with the bulk of its design taken from its big brother; the Cayenne. The front arrangement has been sharpened up and given some mean-looking fins, and the back slopes elegantly like a Cayman. Arguably could have tried something different, but perhaps sticking to a tried and tested design was a good idea for the first generation.

Macan front

Feels

Porsche market the Macan as the world’s first and only Sports, Sports Utility Vehicle, which may sound a bit strange. But when you sit inside you begin to see why. The high centre console and high door ledges surround the low driving position, making you feel that you are indeed sitting in a low-slung coupe. You’ll find it hard not to smile.

Macan interior

Engineering

The Macan comes with all sorts of tricks which allow it to work well both on and off road. Sports Plus mode firms the suspension up so that you can corner with 911-like poise, and the optional air suspension, which raises 40mm, means that off-road obstacles can be tackled with ease.

Macan side

What’s on offer?

You can choose between the Macan S, Macan S Diesel, and the Macan Turbo. The Turbo comes with more features as standard, but the S just comes across as a better package. The Diesel with only 245 horsepower, is the weakest in the lineup, but makes up for it with the strongest torque figures at 580 Nm.

Macan rear

Summing it…

As stated, the Macan is a good car, and will prove popular with its target audience; mid-20’s to mid-30’s professionals, maybe with a child. It’s sporty and stylish, crisp and comfortable. It definitely isn’t something you should be ignoring.

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Specifications

Specifications2015 Porsche Macan2015 Porsche Macan S Diesel2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre / 6-cyl3.0 litre / 6-cyl3.6 litre / 6-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
340 hp @ 6,500 RPM245 hp @ 4,500 RPM400 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
460 Nm @ 5,000 RPM580 Nm @ 2,500 RPM550 Nm @ 4,500 RPM
Tranmission7 speed automatic7 speed automatic7 speed automatic
DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h5.4 secs6.3 secs4.8 secs
Top speed254 km/h230 km/h266 km/h
PriceAED 253,200AED 249,100AED 349,200

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