At last, the Porsche Macan was officially unveiled today marking the debut of the German carmaker in a whole new class of vehicles. As expected, the Porsche Macan will be available in three versions: Macan S, Macan S Diesel and the Macan Turbo. The 2014 Porsche Macan S is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo petrol engine rated at 335 hp (250 kW) and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds (5.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package fitted), while the top speed is 254 km/h (157.8 mph).
Fuel consumption are between 9.0 and 8.7 litres/100 km, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of between 212 and 204 g/km. The 2014 Porsche Macan S Diesel carries a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine developing 254 hp (190 kW), enough to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and to a top speed of 230 km/h (142.9 mph). Fuel consumption figures of between just 6.3 and 6.1 litres/100 km, which corresponds to a CO2 value of between 164 and 159 g/km.
The fastest model will be the 2014 Porsche Macan Turbo, which is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine (used for the first time in a Porsche model), delivering 394 hp (294 kW). This engine is able to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (4.6 seconds with the Sport Chono package) and has a top speed of 266 km/h (165.2 mph).
Fuel consumption figures of between just 9.2 and 8.9 litres/100 km, which equates to a CO2 value of between 216 and 208 g/km. For those who don’t know the meaning of the name, Macan is actually the Indonesian word for tiger and according to Porsche the vehicle does live up to its name: powerful and ready to pounce at any time, yet light-footed and tenacious on off-road terrain.
The 2014 Macan is fitted as standard with all-wheel drive, PDK, multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles, large wheels, high-performance audio system and an electrically operated tailgate. Still, as an option, Macan comes with air suspension system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) system (distributes varying levels of drive torque to the rear wheels and works in conjunction with an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock) and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus).
Porsche Macan S and Macan S Diesel will feature the sideblades painted in Lava Black as standard, while the Macan Turbo features sideblades in the same colour as the exterior (optional for the Macan S and Macan S Diesel).
All the models are available with optional sideblades in Genuine Carbon. Inside, we find a new standard multi-function sports steering wheel which is completely new and based on the one found on the 918 Spyder. Three round dials with a centrally positioned tachometer combine to form the instrument cluster. The right-hand tube is home to the high-resolution, 4.8-inch colour display.
Off-road mode comes as standard and can be activated by pressing a button on the centre console at speeds of up to 80 km/h (49.7 mph). This function switches all the relevant systems to a traction-oriented off-road programme. In Germany the Macan S and Macan S Diesel costs EUR 57.930, including VAT. The top model Macan Turbo costs EUR 79.826 including VAT. The models can be collected from dealers from 5th of April 2014.