One of the most exclusive premieres at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show was made by Porsche with the introduction of the brand new Macan model. The car, which was teased last week, makes an expansion to brand's range in to a whole new vehicle segment.

Moreover, the premium SUV is currently on the market and can be ordered, with deliveries expected in April next year. 2015 Macan will embody the proven Porsche values of maximum acceleration and braking performance, great engine power, extreme agility and optimum steering precision. The difference however, which it will make is that it will bring all those qualities for the first time to the compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment.

The dynamism in terms of performance is secured by the typical handling characteristics that the Macan has inherited. In addition, the design of the car is inspired by other Porsche sports cars and then implemented in the Macan. It is therefore reasonable to assume that the Macan is the first compact SUV that is also a sports car.

The vehicle will be available in three variants from launch: Macan S, Macan S Diesel and Macan Turbo. Some of the technical highlights include Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive and the Porsche PDK double-clutch transmission which are fitted as standard.

The design of this exclusive SUV embodies sportiness, dynamism and precision, together with elegance and lightweight construction. It has harmonious proportions thus making it appearing more compact, powerful and close to the road.

2015 Macan has an impressive front view: it incorporates large air intakes and ‘C-blades' fitted in them. The wraparound bonnet creates an impressive design detail, enclosing the headlights and extending down to the wheel arches.

The sharp silhouette emphasizes the dynamic nature of the vehicle, while the design lines running to the rear of the vehicle highlight the broad, sculpted wings. On the Macan S and Macan S Diesel, the sideblades are painted Lava Black as standard. The Macan Turbo features sideblades painted in the same colour as the exterior. Sideblades in Genuine Carbon will be offered as an option.

The rear lights on the Macan are another impressive design feature. They include a compact three-dimensional design and LED technology. On all models, the rear diffuser is flanked on both sides by twin tailpipes. As an option, all models can be ordered with chrome-plated stainless steel sport tailpipes.

The models will utilize one of the three six-cylinder engines offered. First, the Macan S is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that delivers 340 hp (250 kW) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds. A seven-speed double-clutch transmission transfers power as require. The vehicle reaches a top speed of 158 mph, and its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 31.4 and 32.5 mpg, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of between 212 and 204 g/km.

Next, the Macan Turbo – the top of the model range, is equipped with the 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which generates 400 hp (294 kW) and accelerates the vehicle to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds. With the Sport Chrono package fitted, this falls to 4.6 seconds. Although the top speed here is 165 mph, the Macan Turbo delivers fuel consumption figures of between 30.7 and 31.7 mpg, which equates to a CO2 value of between 216 and 208 g/km.

At last, the Diesel version of the model is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that is capable of delivering 258 hp (190 kW). The unit accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds and achieves a top speed of 143 mph. The model returns an average of 46.3 mpg (NEDC), which correspond to CO2 emissions of between 164 and 159 g/km.

The focus on agility continues into the Porsche Macan interior, because it sports sophisticated lines, sportiness, quality and elegance. The driver's seat includes a character of a sports car. Another sporty feature is the multi-function sports steering wheel, the design of which is based on the 918 Spyder.

The instrument cluster comprises of three round dials with a centrally positioned tachometer. In the right-hand tube is positioned a 4.8-inch colour display. The buttons for the most important functions are clustered on the centre console.

The Macan S is fitted as a standard with the Piano Black interior package and seats wrapped in Alcantara. The Macan Turbo is fitted with adaptive sports seats as standard in leather, including 18-way power seats with memory package and a brushed aluminium interior package. In addition, all models are available with the Dark Burl Walnut and Carbon decors as an option.

Standard equipment on all models includes Porsche Traction Management (PTM), seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch transmission, alloy wheels, digital radio, front and rear ParkAssist, floor mats, multi-function steering wheel with gearshift paddles, electronic tailgate release and USB port connection.

2015 Macan Turbo adds BOSE Surround Sound audio system, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with satellite navigation, leather interior, alcantara roof lining, 18-way adjustable adaptive front sports seats with memory, Bi-Xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), sideblades in exterior colour and 19 inch diameter alloy wheels.

Specifications of 2015 Porsche Macan S

  • Body:
    • self-supporting lightweight body
    • two-stage driver and front passenger airbags
    • side and knee airbags for driver and front passenger
    • head airbags (curtain airbags) at the front and rear
    • five seats
  • Aerodynamics:
    • Drag coefficient Cd: 0.36
    • Frontal area A: 2.61 m2
  • Engine:
    • water-cooled 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine
    • aluminium engine block and cylinder heads
    • four camshafts
    • four valves per cylinder
    • continuous intake camshaft and valve-lift adjustment (VarioCam Plus)
    • hydraulic valve clearance compensation
    • direct fuel injection
    • two turbochargers
    • integrated dry-sump lubrication
    • engine oil capacity of 9.5 litres
    • two three-way catalytic converters each with two oxygen sensors per cylinder bank
    • electronic ignition with six individual ignition coils
    • thermal management system for engine and transmission cooling circuit
    • variable deceleration fuel cut-off
    • auto Start Stop function
  • Bore: 96.0 mm
  • Stroke: 69.0 mm
  • Displacement: 2,997 cm3
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Engine power: 340 hp (250 kW) at 5,500 - 6,500 rpm
  • Max. torque: 460 Nm at 1,450 - 5,000 rpm
  • Power output per litre: 113.4 hp/l (83.4 kW/l)
  • Maximum revs: 6,700 rpm
  • Fuel type: Super Plus
  • Electrical system:
    • 12 volts
    • 3000 W three-phase generator
    • battery capacity 92 Ah
    • electrical system recuperation
  • Power transmission:
    • engine and transmission bolted to form one drive unit
    • active all-wheel drive with electronically controlled
    • map-controlled multi-plate clutch
    • seven-speed double-clutch transmission
  • Chassis:
    • Front axle: aluminium five-arm wishbone axle; cylindrical coil springs with internal, hydraulic, twin-tube, gas-filled shock absorbers
    • Rear axle: aluminium trapezoidal-wishbone axle; cylindrical coil springs with internal, hydraulic, twin-tube, gas-filled shock absorbers
    • Brakes: Dual-circuit brake system with axle distribution
    • Front: six-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers; vented brake discs with a diameter of 350 mm and thickness of 34 mm.
    • Rear: combined floating calliper brakes with integrated electric parking brake; vented brake discs with a diameter of 330 mm and thickness of 22 mm.
    • Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
    • vacuum brake booster
    • brake assistant
  • Luggage compartment volume:500 to 1,500 litres
  • Tank capacity:65 litres
Wheels and tyres: Front 8J x 18 with 235/60 R 18 103W
Rear 9J x 18 with 255/55 R 18 105W
Weight: DIN weight empty 1865 kg
Permissible gross weight 2550 kg
Dimensions: Length 4,681 mm
Width 1,923 mm
Width with exterior mirrors 2,098 mm
Height 1,624 mm
Wheelbase 2,807 mm
Track width Front 1,655 mm
Rear 1,651 mm
Performance: Top speed: 158 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration: 0 - 62 mph (0 - 100 km/h): 5.4 secs (5.2 secs*)
0 - 99mph (0 - 160 km/h): 13.2 secs (13.0 secs*)
0 - 1000 m: 25.7 secs (25.4 secs*)
*with optional Sport Chrono package
Fuel consumption: Overall: 31.4 mpg - 32.5 mpg (9.0 - 8.7 l/100 km)* (NEDC)
Urban traffic: 24.3 mpg - 24.9 mpg (11.6 - 11.3 l/100 km)*
Extra-urban traffic: 37.2 mpg - 38.7 mpg (7.6 - 7.3 l/100 km)*
CO2 emissions: Overall: 212 - 204 g/km
Urban traffic: 272 - 264 g/km
Extra-urban traffic: 179 - 171 g/km

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Specifications of 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

  • Body:
    • self-supporting lightweight body
    • two-stage driver and front passenger airbags
    • side and knee airbags for driver and front passenger
    • head airbags (curtain airbags) at the front and rear
    • five seats
  • Aerodynamics:
    • Drag coefficient Cd: 0.37
    • Frontal area A: 2.61 m2
  • Engine:
    • water-cooled 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine
    • aluminium engine block and cylinder heads
    • four camshafts
    • four valves per cylinder
    • continuous intake camshaft and valve-lift adjustment (VarioCam Plus)
    • hydraulic valve clearance compensation; direct fuel injection
    • two turbochargers
    • integrated dry-sump lubrication
    • engine oil capacity of 9.5 litres
    • two three-way catalytic converters each with two oxygen sensors per cylinder bank
    • electronic ignition with six individual ignition coils
    • thermal management system for engine and transmission cooling circuit
    • variable deceleration fuel cut-off
    • auto Start Stop function
  • Bore: 96.0 mm
  • Stroke: 83.0 mm
  • Displacement: 3,604 cm3
  • Compression ratio: 10.5:1
  • Engine power: 400 hp (294 kW) at 6,000 rpm
  • Max. torque: 550 Nm at 1,350 - 4,500 rpm
  • Power output per litre: 110.9 hp/l (81.6 kW/l)
  • Maximum revs: 6,700 rpm
  • Fuel type: Super Plus
  • Electrical system:
    • 12 volts
    • 3000 W three-phase generator
    • battery capacity 92 Ah
    • electrical system recuperation
  • Power transmission:
    • engine and transmission bolted to form one drive unit
    • active all-wheel drive with electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch
    • seven-speed double-clutch transmission
  • Chassis:
    • Front axle: aluminium five-arm wishbone axle; cylindrical coil springs with internal, hydraulic, twin-tube, gas-filled shock absorbers.
    • Rear axle: aluminium trapezoidal-wishbone axle; cylindrical coil springs with internal, hydraulic, twin-tube, gas-filled shock absorbers
    • Brakes: Dual-circuit brake system with axle distribution
    • Front: six-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers; vented brake discs with a diameter of 360 mm and thickness of 36 mm
    • Rear: combined floating calliper brakes with integrated electric parking brake; vented brake discs with a diameter of 356 mm and thickness of 28 mm
    • Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
    • vacuum brake booster
    • brake assistant
  • Luggage compartment volume: 500 to 1,500 litres
  • Tank capacity: 75 litres
Wheels and tyres: Front 8J x 19 with 235/55 R 19 101Y
Rear 9J x 19 with 255/50 R 19 103Y
Weight: DIN weight empty 1925 kg
Permissible gross weight 2550 kg
Dimensions: Length 4,699 mm
Width 1,923 mm
Width with exterior mirrors 2,098 mm
Height 1,624 mm
Wheelbase 2,807 mm
Track width Front 1,655 mm Rear 1,651 mm
Performance: Top speed: 165 mph (266 km/h)
Acceleration: 0 - 62 mph (0 - 100 km/h): 4.8 secs (4.6 secs*)
0 - 99 mph (0 - 160 km/h): 11.1 secs (10.9 secs*)
0 - 1000 m: 24.2 secs (23.9 secs*)
*with optional Sport Chrono package
Fuel consumption: Overall: 30.7 mpg - 31.7 mpg (9.2 - 8.9 l/100 km)* (NEDC)
Urban traffic: 23.4 mpg - 24.5 mpg (11.8 - 11.5 l/100 km)*
Extra-urban traffic: 36.2 mpg - 37.6 mpg (7.8 - 7.5 l/100 km)*
CO2 emissions: Overall: 216 - 208 g/km
Urban traffic: 277 - 269 g/km
Extra-urban traffic: 184 - 176 g/km

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Specifications of 2015 Porsche Macan S Diesel

  • Body:
    • self-supporting lightweight body
    • two-stage driver and front passenger airbags
    • side airbags for driver and front passenger
    • head airbags (curtain airbags) at the front and rear
    • five seats
  • Aerodynamics:
    • Drag coefficient Cd: 0.35
    • Frontal area A: 2.61 m2
  • Engine:
    • water-cooled, 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine
    • grey cast iron crankcase
    • aluminium cylinder head
    • four camshafts
    • four valves per cylinder
    • hydraulic valve clearance compensation
    • common rail diesel direct injection (2000 bar) via piezo injectors
    • one turbocharger
    • one charge-air cooler
    • controlled exhaust gas recirculation with radiator
    • intake system with map-controlled swirl flap
    • engine oil capacity of 8.0 litres
    • emission control system with oxidation catalytic converter, diesel particle filter and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system
    • thermal management system
    • auto Start Stop function
  • Bore: 83.0 mm
  • Stroke: 91.4 mm
  • Displacement: 2,967 cm3
  • Compression ratio: 16.8:1
  • Engine power: 258 hp (190 kW) at 4,000 - 4,250 rpm
  • Max. torque: 580 Nm at 1,750 - 2,500 rpm
  • Power output per litre: 87.1 hp/l (64.0 kW/l)
  • Maximum revs: 5200 rpm
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Electrical system:
    • 12 volts
    • 2400 W three-phase generator
    • battery capacity 105 Ah
    • electrical system recuperation
  • Power transmission:
    • engine and transmission bolted to form one drive unit
    • active all-wheel drive with electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch
    • seven-speed double-clutch transmission
  • Front axle final drive ratio 4.13
  • Rear axle final drive ratio 4.67
  • Chassis:
    • Front axle: aluminium five-arm wishbone axle; cylindrical coil springs with internal, hydraulic, twin-tube, gas-filled shock absorbers
    • Rear axle: aluminium trapezoidal-wishbone axle; cylindrical coil springs with internal, hydraulic, twin-tube, gas-filled shock absorbers
    • Brakes: Dual-circuit brake system with axle distribution
    • Front: six-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers; vented brake discs with a diameter of 350 mm and thickness of 34 mm
    • Rear: combined floating calliper brakes with integrated electric parking brake; vented brake discs
    • with a diameter of 330 mm and thickness of 22 mm
    • Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
    • vacuum brake booster
    • brake assistant
Wheels and tyres: Front 8J x 18 with 235/60 R 18 103W
Rear 9J x 18 with 255/55 R 18 105W
Weight: DIN weight empty 1880 kg
Permissible gross weight 2575 kg
Dimensions: Length 4681 mm
Width 1923 mm
Width with exterior mirrors 2098 mm
Height 1624 mm
Wheelbase 2807 mm
Track width Front 1655 mm
Rear 1651 mm
Luggage compartment volume 500 to 1500 litres
Tank capacity 60 litres
Performance: Top speed: 143 mph (230 km/h)
Acceleration: 0 - 62 mph (0 - 100 km/h): 6.3 secs (6.1 secs*)
0 - 99 mph (0 - 160 km/h): 16.7 secs (16.5 secs*)
0 - 1000 m: 27.2 secs (26.8 secs*)

With optional Sport Chrono package

Fuel consumption: Overall: 44.8 mpg - 46.3 mpg (6.3 - 6.1 l/100 km)* (NEDC)
Urban traffic: 40.9 mpg – 42.1 mpg (6.9 - 6.7 l/100 km)*
Extra-urban traffic: 47.8 mpg – 49.5 mpg (5.9 - 5.7 l/100 km)*
CO2 emissions: Overall: 164 - 159 g/km
Urban: 183 - 176 g/km
Extra urban: 157 - 150 g/km Emissions class: Euro 6

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