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Porsche Macan S is powered by 3.0-litre biturbo

Porsche Macan S_frontAt the launch, the Porsche Macan lineup includes three versions; Porsche Macan S, Porsche Macan S Diesel and Porsche Macan Turbo. The Porsche Macan S is equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine delivering 340 bhp (250 kW). A seven-speed double-clutch transmission transfers power as required and almost without any interruption in tractive force, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds (or 5.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package fitted). The vehicle reaches a top speed of 254 km/h, and its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 9.0 and 8.7 litres/100 km, depending on the tyre set. CO2 emissions are between 212 and 204 g/km.

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 Porsche Macan S costs EUR 57.930 Euros, including VAT.

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