2015 Porsche Macan | new car review
Great looks, great handler, performance features
Limited standard features
The 2015 Porsche 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 Porsche could have tried something different, but perhaps sticking to a tried and tested design was a good idea for the first generation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Specifications||2015 Porsche Macan||2015 Porsche Macan S Diesel||2015 Porsche Macan Turbo|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.0 litre / 6-cyl||3.0 litre / 6-cyl||3.6 litre / 6-cyl|
|Max Power |
|340 hp @ 6,500 RPM||245 hp @ 4,500 RPM||400 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|460 Nm @ 5,000 RPM||580 Nm @ 2,500 RPM||550 Nm @ 4,500 RPM|
|Tranmission||7 speed automatic||7 speed automatic||7 speed automatic|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||5.4 secs||6.3 secs||4.8 secs|
|Top speed||254 km/h||230 km/h||266 km/h|
|Price||AED 253,200||AED 249,100||AED 349,200|