Porsche aims to dominate the 2016 New York Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 13, 2016

Three Porsche offerings are slated for their North American premieres at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. This most-awaited event will showcase the Porsche 911 R and the Porsche 718 Boxster, both of which are representations of Porsche's latest interpretation of dynamics and driving pleasure in their respective segments.

The Porsche 911 R offers a naturally aspirated, 500-hp engine mounted in the rear while the Porsche 718 Boxster comes with enhanced chassis and a turbocharged, mid-mounted, flat-four cylinder engine. The latter is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that yields 300 hp.

On the other hand, the Porsche 718 Boxster S is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that delivers 350 hp. The Porsche Macan, which is also ready for its premiere, comes with an efficient turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline-four-cylinder engine. With a new Macan variant, Porsche is extending its compact SUV roster.

After the launch of the Porsche Macan S, Porsche Macan Turbo, and Porsche Macan GTS, Porsche is offering the capabilities of a sports car under its SUV segment with this new four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

Like any other Porsche cars, the Porsche Macan can translate its engine power into powerful dynamics together with its standard active all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management (PTM), agile suspension, and precise steering. Optionally, an air suspension with load-leveling control and the PASM system with adaptive dampers are also available.

The 3,902-lb. Macan is by far the lightest Porsche SUV, offering unparalleled agile handling. The all-new inline-four engine is specifically engineered to be efficient and sporty, operating with up to 14 PSI boost pressure, charge air cooling, variable valve timing, and direct injection.

Continually, the VarioCam Plus adapts the intake and the exhaust camshaft. It also controls the lift of the exhaust valves. Better overtaking maneuvers can be attributed to the 252 hp yielded between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm and the 273 lb.-ft. of torque available from 1,600 and 4,500 rpm.

Like the other Macan units, the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is linked to a standard seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that features the Auto Start Stop technology. The Porsche Macan accelerates up to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package that features Launch Control.

The vehicle has a maximum speed of 142 mph. Fuel efficiency has also been made better. The new Macan has an improved efficiency of roughly 18% compared to the Porsche Macan S. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the vehicle has a fuel economy of 25 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.

Combined fuel economy is seen at 22 mpg. The new Macan is built with an extensive range of standard equipment. Its unique exterior features include matte black windows surrounds, black brake calipers, and stainless steel dual exhaust pipes.

The lava black side blades and the front fascia are similar to those of the Porsche Macan S. The interior, on the other hand, is equipped with standard features such as the eight-way power front seats, Bi-Xenon headlights, Alcantara seat centers, Piano Black interior package, lane departure warning system, and new-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Excluding delivery, handling, and processing fees worth $1,050, the 2017 Macan can be bought starting at $47,500 and is available for pre-order now. Deliveries are expected to begin in July.

Press Release

PORSCHE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK AUTO SHOW LINE-UP

The New York International Auto Show will be host to three North American debuts for Porsche this year. The 911 R and the 718 Boxster both represent the latest interpretation of driving pleasure and dynamics in their respective segments. The 911 R is a pure, uncompromised driving machine with a naturally-aspirated, 500 horsepower engine mounted in the rear. The 718 Boxster features extensive chassis enhancements and an all-new turbocharged, mid-mounted flat-four cylinder engine. The 718 Boxster is powered by a 2.0 liter engine developing 300 horsepower, while the 718 Boxster S utilizes a 2.5 liter powerplant making 350 horsepower. The third debut, the Macan, is driven by a sporty and highly efficient turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-four cylinder engine.

Four Macan Models Now Available
Porsche is expanding its line-up of compact SUVs with a new variant of the Macan. Following the introduction of the Macan S, Macan Turbo, and most recently the Macan GTS models, the four-cylinder turbocharged engine in this model is tailored for use in the sports car of the SUV segment. As is characteristic for all Porsche models, the Macan is capable of converting its engine power into impressive driving dynamics using the standard active all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management PTM, as well as the agile suspension and precise steering. Air suspension with load-leveling control and the PASM system with adaptive dampers are optionally available. Weighing only 3,902 pounds, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into particularly agile handling.

Sporty turbocharged four-cylinder
The new inline-four engine is designed to be sporty and efficient. It operates with up to 14 PSI of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, direct injection, and variable valve timing. VarioCam Plus adapts the intake and exhaust camshaft continually and also controls the lift of the exhaust valves. Thanks to 252 hp from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and 273 pound-feet of torque available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm, overtaking maneuvers are completed confidently.

Like all other Macan models, the turbocharged 2.0 liter engine in the Macan is connected to a standard seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission featuring Auto Start Stop technology. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is completed in 6.1 sec with the optional Sport Chrono Package featuring Launch Control. Top track speed is 142 mph. In terms of fuel consumption, the new Macan proves to be particularly efficient with an estimated improvement of up to 18 percent compared to the Macan S. Fuel economy values from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are 25 miles per gallon on the highway, 20 mpg in the city, and 22 mpg combined.

Extensive level of standard equipment
Visually and in terms in of equipment, there is little that separates the new Macan from the rest of the family. Distinguishing exterior characteristics are matte black window surrounds and brake calipers in black, while the unique dual exhaust pipes are finished in stainless steel. The front fascia and lava black side blades match the Macan S. The Macan comes standard with Bi-Xenon™ headlights, 8-way power front seats, seat centers in Alcantara®, the newest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Piano Black interior package, and a lane departure warning system.

The 2017 Macan is available to order now with deliveries expected in July 2016. The Macan starts at $47,500, excluding delivery, processing, and handling fee of $1,050.

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