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Porsche Macan S Diesel

Porsche Macan S Diesel_rearAt the launch of the new Porsche Macan, the only diesel version is the Porsche Macan S Diesel. It is the most economical of the three Macan models. Its 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine achieves NEDC fuel consumption figures of between just 6.3 and 6.1 litres/100 km, depending on the tyre set. The CO2 values are between 164 and 159 g/km. Nevertheless, the Macan S Diesel accelerates from 0 to 100 km in just 6.3 seconds (or 6.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono package fitted) thanks to its 258-hp (190 kW) engine, and achieves a top speed of 230 km/h.

The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission is standard feature in the Macan S Diesel. The advantages of this transmission design include excellent start-up performance, extremely fast gear changes without any interruption in tractive force, short reaction times, low fuel consumption and outstanding shift comfort. As in virtually all Porsche vehicles that feature the PDK, there are two shifting gates: On the right, the required switching level is engaged via a typical Porsche gear selector, while the left-hand gate can be engaged manually, or with the standard shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Active all-wheel drive is part of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system and comes as standard for all Macan models. Together with the other elements of the system – the electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch, the Automatic Brake Differential (ABD) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) – the all-wheel drive looks after traction and safety. The all-wheel drive system is one of the systems with the fastest response times on the market and its design underpins the sportscar characteristics of the Macan. The rear axle is always driven, the front axle receives its drive torque from the rear axle, and the torque is dependent on the locking ratio of the electronically controlled multi-plate clutch.

The brakes of the Porsche Macan match the vehicle’s exceptional performance level. The Macan relies on six-piston fixed-caliper front brakes with aluminium monobloc brake calipers. In the Macan S and the Macan S Diesel, the brake calipers press on brake discs with a diameter of 350 millimetres. The rear brake discs for the Macan S and Macan S Diesel have a diameter of 330 millimetres. The electric parking brake offers greater comfort and safety when parking the vehicle. The parking brake is released automatically when moving off. Another feature making its debut is the hold function.

The Porsche Macan is designed to use mixed tyres with different dimensions at the front and rear axle. The mixed tyres emphasise the sportscar look of the Porsche Macan and also offer some functional advantages. In combination with the all-wheel drive system designed for tail-heavy vehicles, the wide tyres on the rear axle increase traction and enhance driving stability. The narrower front tyres enable sporty yet precise steering manoeuvres, thereby contributing to the agility of the vehicle, too. Overall, the mixed tyres play a key role in the excellent driving performance of the Macan. The Macan S and Macan S Diesel models feature 235/60R18 front and 255/55R18 rear tyres as standard.

In Germany the Macan S Diesel costs EUR 57.930 Euros, including VAT.

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