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Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition looks gorgeous, costs a lot!

Porsche already has the Performance Package for their range-topping Macan Turbo, which is currently available in some countries. Soon, this model will be dethroned by something even fancier by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department at their Leipzig factory. This Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition has been fitted with all the hardware bits you can think of that the automaker can cram into the performance SUV.

Starting off with the exterior, the SUV sits on a set of 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels with glossy black lateral spokes for extra flair. The package comes standard with front and rear LED lights, as well as the accents on the front spoiler, side blades, and rear apron, all in Carmine Red. To match all this, the Macan Turbo lettering gets the same hue of red, contrasting the blacked out “Porsche” badge.

This special edition Porsche Macan can already be ordered in Germany starting at 116,091 euros, making it 4,000 euros more expensive than the base models, and 24,000 euros more expensive than the Macan Turbo with the Performance Package.

Read the entire article Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition looks gorgeous, costs a lot!

Porsche Macan Turbo gets a race-livery in Singapore

Recently, Porsche revealed a new Macan Turbo wearing a Performance Package and a unique Porsche Motorsport themed paint. At first look, it will remind you of the 919 Hybrid and the 911 RSR.

The range topping Macan has a combination of black, red, white and silver. But we would say that it is a safe livery to use on the model, and it would be great if Porsche could use wilder colours like Jägermeister's burnt orange shade or the famous Gulf design.

The Macan Turbo already performs well, but this can even be upgraded with the Performance Pack, making it the hottest variant among crossovers out there. The new 3.6 liter biturbo V6 can produce 440 horsepower (324 kilowatts) and 442 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque. This adds another 40 horsepower (29 kW) and 36 pound-feet (49 Nm) of torque over the standard model. This upgrade makes the Macan do the 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) sprint from 4.4 seconds down to 4.2 seconds only. As for the top speed, it gets a little push of 5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour) more than usual, totaling to 169 miles per hour (272 kph).

Read the entire article Porsche Macan Turbo gets a race-livery in Singapore

Alpine is eyeing rival for Porsche Macan in the SUV arena

Alpine is said to be developing an SUV which is believed to be the Porsche Macan’s closest rival. According to AutoExpress, the newly revived performance brand has been looking to release a small SUV following the launch of the A110 at this year’s Geneva Auto Show.

The fact that Renault and Nissan have what it takes to make it big in the SUV segment means that Alpine won’t have to start from scratch in developing a new SUV. The family utility vehicle will be taking its styling cues from the mid-engine sports coupe and is expected to reveal the vehicle by 2019.

To be at par with Porsche’s best-selling vehicle, perhaps the French marque only has to ensure that the SUV will be carrying the sports DNA which Alpine is known for.

Read the entire article Alpine is eyeing rival for Porsche Macan in the SUV arena

Confirmed: Porsche SUVs Cayenne and Macan will not get a GT variant

Porsche’s GT division has finally brushed off the rumors that a Cayenne GT or a Macan GT will be added to its current lineup. In a recent interview with Car and Driver, Andreas Preuninger confirmed that neither Porsche’s SUV nor crossover range will get GT2 or GT3 versions made. The Head for Road Car Development has even mentioned the Panamera while explaining how the GTs are built directly on real race car models. That said, unless a Panamera, Macan or a Cayenne gets into racing, there is no reason to anticipate a GT version at all.

Preuninger further noted that a customer purchasing a 911 GT3 is well aware about their products. He also said that a Cayenne or a Macan taking part at the Dakar rally is one thing that hasn’t crossed their minds. If so, Preuninger thinks it could be all up to the Motorsport division whether that type of vehicle should be brought into racing.

From the way we see it, it seems Porsche won’t bank on the GT’s heritage for the sake of building more race car versions of their current lineup. Preuninger believes that using a GT badge on either a Cayenne or a Panamera just to make it more marketable will only compromise the division’s credibility. We think he’s right.

Read the entire article Confirmed: Porsche SUVs Cayenne and Macan will not get a GT variant

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.

Read the entire article Porsche aims to dominate the 2016 New York Auto Show

As part of plans to extend its compact SUV lineup, Porsche is releasing the entry-level model of the new Porsche Macan. It comes with a specifically tailored four-cylinder turbo engine. Moreover, the Porsche Cayenne will also have the latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM).

The Porsche Macan's turbocharged 2-liter engine offers 252 hp or 185 kW from 5.000 to 6.800 rpm. Like all Macan models, it comes with a standard seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. As a result, the vehicle accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds.

With the optional Sport Chrono-Package, it can even be reduced down to just 6.5 seconds. The Porsche Macan boasts a top speed of 229 km/h.

Read the entire article Porsche’s entry-level Macan debuts with 4-cylinder turbo engine

The Tokyo Motor Show of 2015 was proud to reveal the new Porsche Macan GTS to the world. Morevoer, Porsche unveiled the 2016MY Macan. The infotainment features were improved and the car just got a whole lot more comfortable too.

Macan has copied the 911’s Porsche Communication Management system (PCM). This means it’s easy to operate, has integrated Wi-Fi hotspot and navigates in real time. Connectivity is better and the software is so straightforward that your grandmother could use it! A new seven inch touch screen comes as standard in all Macan models in the centre piece of the infotainment system. Its high resolution and the operating system make you feel like you are using a smart phone.

It’s easy to use and it gets straight to the point. The proximity sensor detects commands and automatically displays a menu of options. Operations are selected by multi touch gestures. The PCM can be fully integrated with your smart phone and storage media through Bluetooth, SD interfaces and USB port. A neat new feature in Macan SUV models is that there are three ways to connect your devices. The Connect module has a compartment in the central armrest for smart phones to charge batteries, a feature that saves battery life and boosts signal and reception.

Read the entire article Porsche Macan gets updated for the 2016MY

Porsche outdid itself once again with the new Macan GTS. Equipped with a more powerful engine than the Macan S and with better brakes, Porsche has given the market another motor racing-inspired vehicle that will definitely be a hit among fans of that genre of motoring.

The car’s power plant, a 3-liter V6 bi-turbo engine, gives it a power output of 360 hp or 265 kW, generating a torque of 500 Nm. Its front and rear axles are managed by the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) technologies, respectively.

The impressive power rating and torque results to a machine with a top speed of 256 km/h and an acceleration that reaches 100 km/h from a standstill in an amazing 5.0 seconds record with the Sport Chrono package added.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Macan GTS compact SUV debuts in Tokyo

2015 is a very important year for the Macan in the United States and Porsche knows this very well. As a result, the German manufacturer plans to increase supplies of its new mid-sized crossover in order to make sure that customers don’t have to wait too long for the Macan.

According to Joe Lawrence, COO of Porsche Cars North America, the German company doesn’t want to lose the customers who want a Macan as they need to wait six moths or more since the vehicle went on sale last May.

Still, Joe Lawrence didn’t say how many Macan will reach the United States market in 2015, but we do know that 7,241 vehicles were sold during the seven months it was on sale last year. Lawrence also added that the Macan saw a strong demand worldwide and will also help Porsche to achieve its goal of selling 50,000 vehicles in the United States this year.

Read the entire article Porsche wants to deliver more Macan crossovers to US dealerships

Techart already previewed its tuning programme for the new Porsche Macan, but today the company released all the information we needed. As a result, we found out that the Techart Aerodynamic Kit for the Porsche Macan includes a new front spoiler, side sills, roof spoiler, a rear spoiler trims well as a new rear air diffuser made of high-quality PU-RIM.

In addition, Techart offers the Sports Package Carbon, which includes a duct trim for the Macan Turbo’s vehicle front, side mirror trims and a roof spoiler made of carbon fiber. Furthermore, the Techart Individual Paint lets you paint standard elements such as the fog light trims, air intake uprights, front wings or side blades in the desired colour.

When it comes to engine improvements, Techart offers the Power Kit TA B95/T1 for the Macan Turbo, which boosts the engine output by 50 hp (37 kW) and 70 Nm of torque. As a result, the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine now delivers approximately 450 hp (331 kW) at 6,200 rpm and 620 Nm of torque at 2,700 rpm.

Read the entire article 2014 Porsche Macan Turbo gets 450 hp from Techart, new styling parts

Three plug-in hybrid models are currently available from Porsche, the 918 Spyder, Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Still, you shouldn’t expect any new models from the German manufacturer, as company’s hybrid powertrain manager Manfred Schumann told TopGear that is is impossible to use the same technology from the Panamera S E-Hybrid for example, on the smaller Macan.

As a result, Porsche is not planning to offer a hybrid version of the Macan, at least for now. Regarding the plug-in hybrid version of the 911, Porsche said that it is too early yet and the current 911 will not receive any plug-in hybrid tech.

Maybe the next-generation will! The last plug-in hybrid model introduced by Porsche, was the facelifted Cayenne S E-Hybrid. This model uses a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that delivers 333 hp (245 kW) and an electric motor that produces an additional 95 hp (70 kW).

Read the entire article Porsche not planning to offer hybrid versions of the 911 (991) or the Macan

Porsche already offers a diesel engine for the Macan crossover in Europe but it appears that the German manufacturer will offer the engine also in the United States. What’s more interesting is that the diesel engine will arrive within 1 year. According to Automotive News who spoke with Andrew Oosthuizen a.k.a. vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, the company is busy with the development and engineering.

Set to arrive with a price tag below $60,000, the diesel-powered Macan will be slotted between the Macan S, which costs $50,895 and the Macan Turbo, which costs $73,295.

In Europe, the Macan S Diesel carries a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that produces 254 hp (190 kW) and offers a fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100 km (38.56 US mpg), which corresponds to a CO2 value between 164 and 159 g/km.

Read the entire article Diesel-powered Porsche Macan confirmed for the United States

As you may know already, the moose test is a hard one for most of carmakers and when the vehicles fail it you know that there is a problem there. The latest vehicle to fail the test is the Porsche Macan, which behave quite strange in the moose test as the left front brake locked up in the middle of the maneuver. This is a disaster, especially from a vehicle built by Porsche.

The moose test was started at 70 km/h (43.5 mph), then the driver swerve the vehicle to the left, then sharply to the right. After the last maneuver the left front brake locks up and the vehicle continued straight ahead for a moment. The test was repeated several times and each time the Macan showed the same behavior.

Meanwhile, BMW X4 and the Range Rover Evoque showed passed the test successfully. According to the Swedish magazine, the tested model was a Macan S Diesel, which is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that generates 254 hp (190 kW). This model is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds, while top speed is 230 km/h.

Read the entire article Macan fails to pass the moose test, Porsche says it is only the Active Rollover Prevention [w/video]

Earlier this year in February, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller admitted that the GTS performance version of the Macan makes a lot of sense but not details were given about a final decision. In the meantime, it appears that the Macan GTS received green light for production as the vehicle was spired while testing hard on the Nurburgring.

Just like the Cayenne GTS, the Macan GTS will be positioned below the Turbo version and will arrive with larger brakes, a stiffer suspension as well as with several aerodynamic elements.

Under the hood, we expect to see the same 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine that powers the Macan Turbo, but detuned to 360 hp.

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche Macan GTS spied testing on Nurburgring [w/video]

TopCar announced its presence at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show and it appears that it will make quite a buzz in the Russia’s capital as it will bring the heavily modified Porsche Macan. The tuning programme includes a brand new aerodynamic kit that consists of a new front bumper (3,200 euros), a front lip spoiler (950 euros), 2 hood expanders (1,500 euros), front fenders with air ducts and TopCar logo (1,200 euros), 2 rear doors expanders (600 euros), 2 rear fender extensions (560 euros) as well as a new rear bumper (3,000 euros).

Moreover, we find a rear air diffuser (950 euros), a set of TopCar logo stickers (120 euros), a rear spoiler that connects the LED taillights (650 euros) and a rear roof spoiler (950 euros). For the rear spoilers the assembly lacquer costs 700 euros.

In addition, we find front bumper grilles (300 euros), hood inserts (680 euros), paint inserts under the LED (250 euros) and 2 vertical sections of the upper spoiler (500 euros). The car parts assembly and lacquer finish costs 4,000 euros.

Read the entire article TopCar Ursa takes the Porsche Macan Turbo to another level

After receiving an entry-level version, Porsche Macan is now available with new sporty options. As a result Porsche Exclusive is offering a new Sport Design Package, sports exhaust system, bi-xenon headlights and dark-coloured LED rear lights. In addition, there are new 21-inch Sport Classic wheels in three colour variants inspired by the iconic ‘Fuchs wheel’ used by the 911.

According to the official press release, the Sport Design Package includes front body, side sills, a rear bottom section and side blades in a unique look. Moreover, the package comes with a painted roof spoiler and a rear mid-section.

Porsche offers the Sport Design Package in the car’s exterior colour or in high gloss black. The sports exhaust system is distinguished by two twin tailpipe trims made of stainless steel chrome-plated in black or silver and the sound delivered can be altered thanks to a switch located on the centre console.

Read the entire article Porsche announces Sport Design Package, Sport Classic wheels for the Macan

Techart, the well-known tuning company specialized in tuning Porsche vehicles, previewed today its individualization program for the brand new Macan. Already available are the new Techart light-alloy wheels and several interior refinement possibilities.

Techart currently offers four-wheel designs available in 20- and 21-inch wheels offered in standard colour variations, but for those who want more the wheels can be customized individually in order to suit the vehicle in question.

According to Techart the following wheel models are available: Formula light allow wheel (21-inch) available in silver, gloss black or custom colour; Formula II light-alloy wheel (22-inch) available in silver, gloss black as well as custom colour; Formula III forged wheel (22-inch) available in silver, bi-colour, burnished or custom colour; Formula IV light-alloy wheel (22-inch) available in bi-colour, gloss black or custom colour from October 2014.

Read the entire article Techart previews individualization program for Porsche Macan

Porsche has already sold out the new Macan crossover for this year, and its buyers in the United States may have to wait for over six months before they could have their vehicles delivered, according to Detlev von Platen, chief executive of Porsche Cars North America. Because of the long wait, Macan buyers may become disappointed.

To address that, Porsche is offering very short-term leases on other Porsches -- Boxster or Cayman – to make the customers’ wait more worthwhile. The leases will run until the customer receives his or her Macan – whether it takes six months or more.

Von Platen said he hates it seeing first-time customers having to be told six to seven months before they could get to ride their own Porsches. The sports car maker expects around 80 percent of Macans to be sold to first-time Porsche buyers, von Platen said.

Read the entire article Porsche offers short-term leases to waiting Macan customers

Porsche is inspecting around 2,500 Macan for defectives brakes after finding out during quality tests that some brake booster units may have received some damage in the assembly process. Porsche will have its dealers contact Macan for a free inspection that lasts a few minutes, the carmaker said. The majority of the SUVs were sold to European customers.

The inspection only affects the Macan and excludes other Porsches models. The issue with the defective brakes marks another production glitch at Porsche, although the German carmaker noted that the Macans with the faulty components still comply with legal requirements.

Porsche disclosed in March that it is replacing the engines in its 911 GT3 models. It also urged them to stop driving the units since the sports cars could catch fire.

Read the entire article Porsche inspects 2,500 Macans for faulty brakes

“Macan” means tiger in Indonesia, but Porsche Cars North America wants it dealers not to use live animals during their promotions of the brand’s mid-sized Macan crossover bearing the same name. According to Nick Twork, Porsche’s manager of product communications, the carmaker made the request to its dealers after it was told by Big Cat Rescue on Reeves Import Motorcars’ use of live tiger cubs during a May 2 promotion of the Macan.

On May 5, Porsche was approached by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding the dealer’s promotion. Twork remarked that on May 6, Porsche urged its dealers in North America to drop all plans to use live tigers to promote the Macan.

Twork said that the carmaker does not condone the use of live animals for advertising. Susan Bass, Big Cat Rescue’s director of public relations, disclosed that the dealer rented tigers from Dade City’s Wild Things for the May 2 promotion.

Read the entire article Porsche urges dealers not to use live tigers in Macan promotions
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