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Old 01-19-14, 12:44 PM   #16
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Like this macan a lot but interior is just to small. Doesnt feel much bigger than 2g IS interior.
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Nice pics. Looks good in that blue.
Thank you, and yes that blue is very nice.

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that's pretty sweet. Thanks for sharing TripleL.

Macan is going to sell well, Porsche struck gold
You're welcome. And I agree with you as I think that Porsche will be very happy with the Macan sales volume.

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Top Gear has a First Drive Review out today.

First drive: Porsche Macan Turbo

“This is the best-driving SUV in the world right now…” Sam Philip tests Porsche’s 394bhp ‘baby crossover’

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/F...rbo-2014-02-13

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What's this, then?

Don't pretend you don't know what it is. It's one of the big debuts of 2014, Porsche's first sally in the small SUV battleground, little brother to the Cayenne.

To a few, it's potential sacrilege. To the monied, badge-conscious suburbanistas, it's the car they've long prayed for: a practical, five-seat rival to the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and the Evoque, but with that all-important Porsche crest on the nose. It's the Macan (pronounced ‘Mack-ann' if you're British and ‘Mah-cahn' if you're German), a car Porsche bills as ‘the first sports car in the compact SUV segment'.

Which makes it a... sports car compact sports utility vehicle?

Indeed. It's either the ultimate one-car garage, or the dodgiest attempt to blend two utterly conflicting ideas since, um, our convertible people carrier.

Hang on, hang on. Isn't this just an Audi Q5 in Porsche drag?

It isn't. The Macan does borrow its underpinnings from Audi's middlemost SUV, but what's most interesting about the Porsche isn't how similar it is to the Q5, but how different. Porsche says two-thirds of the Macan's components are entirely original: in effect, only the aluminium base is shared with Audi.

Just look at the interior: pure Porsche. Tall, button-laden console, triple-binnacle instrument cluster, steering wheel borrowed from the 918 Spyder. It's all immaculately finished and, as ever with Porsche, the info-nav gubbinry is beyond reproach.

Entirely new, too, are the suspension, transmission, bodywork... and engines.

Ah yes. Engines. Any sign of that screaming V8 from the 918 Spyder?

Sadly not, but the powerplants are plenty fruity nonetheless. You've the choice of three 3.0-litre V6s, starting with the 335bhp petrol-powered Macan S. It'll do the 0-62mph sprint in 5.2 seconds (with optional Sport Chrono package) and 158mph flat-out, with official economy around 32mpg.

For the same £43,300 asking price, you can have the Macan S Diesel instead, which, with its 254bhp/427lb ft 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel, will get to 62mph around a second slower than the petrol S, but return 45mpg and 160g/km of CO2.

And then there's the range-topping Turbo S, billed as ‘the most powerful vehicle in the compact SUV segment'. A rather punchy £59,300 gets you a 394bhp iteration of that 3.0-litre bi-turbo petrol V6, good for a 4.6-second 0-62mph time and a top speed of 165mph. This, of course, is the one TopGear tested.

Is it quick, then?

Crikeymosesyes. Not quite so retina-detaching as the 911 Turbo with which it shares a badge, but by SUV standards the Macan is a bullet train of a thing. The ‘charged V6 - a new Porsche engine rather than one borrowed from within the VW group - is a brute, combining a chest-tightening low-end wallop from the turbos with a cheery charge past 6000rpm. It'll fling you deep into licence-losing territory before you can say, "Goodness, I am being flung deep into licence-losing territory."

On a derestricted autobahn, we saw an easy 160mph, and the Macan had plenty more to give. And here's the smart thing: unlike many smart Germans, the Macan can deal with gnarly roads, too. Especially riding on the £1700 optional air suspension, which is a thing of subtle magic, keeping the Porsche flat through even the most face-bending of corners without turning its ride to peanut brittle.

This is no flyweight Cayman R-alike, mind. The Macan Turbo weighs just over 1900kg, and you can feel all that weight when you're braking for a fast downhill bend. Good thing the brakes are mighty.

Can I have it with a proper gearstick?

No, but that's no loss here. The Macan's standard seven-speed ‘PDK' double-clutch transmission is the very best in the business, changing gear instantly and with satisfying mechanical crispness, the paddles behind the steering wheel (left for down, right for up, as it should be) engaging with a pleasingly hefty deadweight. The transmission is a ideal match for the Macan's four-wheel drive system, too, with seamless power to match the apparently seamless grip.

That 4WD. It isn't one of those front-drive-unless-you're-about-to-hit-a-hedge affairs, is it?

It is not. This is a proper spray-the-power-where-it's-needed effort. The set-up sends torque to the rear in normal driving conditions, relaying it back to the front wheels through a mulitplate clutch when needed. It's a system that can apportion the full 100 per cent of torque to either axle, and one that Porsche says works faster than any other on the planet. There's also the option of Porsche's torque vectoring system, which splits torque across the rear wheels through an electronically controlled diff.

Which means?

Which means simply phenomenal traction, the Macan sniffing out every last grain of grip on any surface. Even better, unlike most modern four-wheel drivers, it doesn't default to safety-first understeer, instead apportioning torque to keep the Macan neutral through a corner. So, on tarmac, you can keep on the throttle at improbable speeds through even the tightest corners, and on snow maintain daft, extended powerslides.

Talking of snow, can the Macan do off-road?

As well as any softroader can do off-road, yes. We tried our winter-tyred Macan on, ice, mud, knee-deep water, snow and just about everything in between, and it handled the lot admirably. Again that optional air suspension helps, raising the Macan by a couple of inches to increase ground clearance and approach/departure angles.

OK, the Macan won't quite reach the places a Defender or Land Cruiser might, but the Porsche's off-road abilities will be more than enough to get you and your progeny to your designated camping spot at next summer's family-friendly indie arts festival.

So what's the catch?

Not much. True, the Macan Turbo is mighty pricey, but hey, it's the fastest SUV in the world. And besides, the two less potent Macans represent - if not exactly a bargain - reasonable value, provided you exercise restraint with the options list. Certainly you get a whole lot more legroom for your cash than in that 911 you've been eyeing.

Wearing our most oversteery hats, perhaps the only slight disappointment is that the Macan isn't quite the sports car Porsche pitches it as. Unlikely though it was to materialise, we quietly hoped Porsche might go Full 911 GT3 with the Macan, give it a hairy-chested, sports car feel at the expense of a little comfort and civility: hefty steering, ****-on-the-floor driving position, oily chunter from the engine.

Not a bit of it: the Macan is a slick professional to the last. Not that, by SUV standards, there's anything wrong with either the steering (weighty and direct without the pingy self-centering of many crossovers), seating position (low enough) or the noise (plenty of induction whoosh and, with the right buttons depressed, a healthy array of grunts from the exhausts, if little in the way of proper mechanical sound), simply that the pitch is smartly sporty rather than Maximum Chest-Wig.

But let's be realistic here: a Maximum Chest-Wig SUV, much as we'd have admired it, would be mighty tiresome 90 per cent of the time, and would have alienated many of the new buyers Porsche is targeting with the Macan.

So should I buy one?

If you're after a sporty, five-seat crossover and you've got the cash, go for it. Even with its merely stubbly chest, this is the best-driving SUV in the world right now, feeling more mechanical than the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, more deeply engineered than anything from BMW, Audi or Merc. Not to mention faster than the lot. Yes, the Macan is more SUV than sports car, but it's quite an SUV.

Of course, plenty of you already have. Bought one, that is. There's already a giant waiting list for the Macan: even if you place your order today, you won't get your car until 2015...
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Old 02-13-14, 09:33 AM   #21
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I saw the Macan at the Auto Show on Monday. It was the same blue as in TripleL's pics in this thread. It looked VERY nice. The one on display (I'm not sure of the model) was optioned up to $77k.

I was surprised at how low key the display was. It was just in a display line with three other Porsche models and no special signage or anything to tell lookers that it was the new Macan. It was locked so I could only peer in the windows...
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Old 02-21-14, 02:53 PM   #22
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Here is a review of the Macan that I cam across. Sound pretty nice, and pricey. No surprise on either count.

http://jalopnik.com/2015-porsche-mac...rac-1527002917
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Old 02-21-14, 05:37 PM   #23
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Here is a review of the Macan that I cam across. Sound pretty nice, and pricey. No surprise on either count.

http://jalopnik.com/2015-porsche-mac...rac-1527002917
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Old 02-21-14, 05:51 PM   #24
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It was a CUV on my list to consider, but after seeing it in person at the autoshow, was disappointed. Wife even more so. Surely it will handle and accelerate like a Porsche, but at $83K Cdn ($75K US?) for a loaded Macan S with such a tight interior and cargo (much smaller than the Q5), this makes for a tough value proposition to cater to young families... OUCH! I wished I could have my cake and eat it too but the Cayenne is the only one with actual utility from the Porsche family.

NX is my next one on the list... in two weeks Geneva, hopefully !
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It was a CUV on my list to consider, but after seeing it in person at the autoshow, was disappointed. Wife even more so. Surely it will handle and accelerate like a Porsche, but at $83K Cdn ($75K US?) for a loaded Macan S with such a tight interior and cargo (much smaller than the Q5), this makes for a tough value proposition to cater to young families... OUCH! I wished I could have my cake and eat it too but the Cayenne is the only one with actual utility from the Porsche family.

NX is my next one on the list... in two weeks Geneva, hopefully !
Lucky. The ones I build and want online are in the low 90Ks
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The new Porsche Macan Turbo is more high-riding Cayman than junior Cayenne - in fact it's the most fluid and engaging SUV we've ever driven. Steve Sutcliffe puts it to the test on track.

The Porsche Macan Turbo might owe its underpinnings to the Audi Q5, but you'll not mind much else from Audi here. What Porsche has done in the development of the Macan is not only build a compact SUV that's ferociously fast and superb fun to drive, but established a new benchmark on which to measure SUV dynamics. In this exclusive test drive, Steve Sutcliffe puts the Macan to the test on track.
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It was a CUV on my list to consider, but after seeing it in person at the autoshow, was disappointed. Wife even more so. Surely it will handle and accelerate like a Porsche, but at $83K Cdn ($75K US?) for a loaded Macan S with such a tight interior and cargo (much smaller than the Q5), this makes for a tough value proposition to cater to young families... OUCH! I wished I could have my cake and eat it too but the Cayenne is the only one with actual utility from the Porsche family.

NX is my next one on the list... in two weeks Geneva, hopefully !
Q5 wasnt that comfy at the back at all, reminded me of my 2IS. IS Macan even smaller at the back?
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Lucky. The ones I build and want online are in the low 90Ks
Me took and for 90-100k my personal choice would be RRS.
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Me took and for 90-100k my personal choice would be RRS.
Good choice if you can wait the wait
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i'd rather get an Audi SQ5, same motor, same dimension, for about $5k cheaper, or wait for the Cayenne base model gets that same supercharged V6.
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