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Porsche Macan Turbo delivers 400 hp

Porsche Macan Turbo_frontThe Porsche Macan Turbo is the top model in the Macan lineup and set to be the most powerful vehicle in the compact SUV segment. The 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine, which is being used in a Porsche model for the very first time, provides 400 hp (294 kW) and catapults the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. With the Sport Chrono package fitted, it is even possible to achieve such a speed in 4.6 seconds. Although the top speed is 266 km/h, the Macan Turbo delivers NEDC fuel consumption figures of between just 9.2 and 8.9 litres/100 km and CO2 values between 216 and 208 g/km, depensing on the tyre set.

The Porsche Macan Turbo features the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) as standard. The electronically controlled PASM adjustable shock absorber system increases driving pleasure, safety and comfort. The system actively and continuously regulates the damper force on the front and rear axles. Vehicles normally demonstrate noticeable body movement in response to a very dynamic driving style involving sharp acceleration and brake phases or when off-roading. The PASM is designed to intervenes and reduce body movement. Depending on their preferences and requirements, drivers can choose between three programmes: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.

The Porsche Macan Turbo is leading the way with the most powerful braking system in its market segment. The Macan relies on six-piston fixed-caliper front brakes with aluminium monobloc brake calipers. The front brake discs in the Turbo have a diameter of 360 millimetres. In all models, the braking action at the rear is provided by combined floating caliper brakes with an integrated electric parking brake. The rear brake discs for the Porsche Macan Turbo have a diameter of 356 millimetres.

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 Porsche Macan Turbo features 235/55 R 19 front and 255/50 R 19 rear tyres.

In Germany the Porsche Macan Turbo costs EUR 79.826 including VAT.

 

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