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.