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Old 02-23-14, 03:56 PM   #31
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Q5 wasnt that comfy at the back at all, reminded me of my 2IS. IS Macan even smaller at the back?
From poking through the window, I'd say yes. A touch narrower and less legroom. Also compare from the spec sheet, total cargo space with seats folded is also a good indicator: 53 cu ft Macan to 57 cu ft Q5.

To put things into perspective how compact on the inside the German SUVs are, a RAV4 has 73 cu ft and an RX 80 cu ft.

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Old 02-23-14, 05:18 PM   #32
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From poking through the window, I'd say yes. A touch narrower and less legroom. Also compare from the spec sheet, total cargo space with seats folded is also a good indicator: 53 cu ft Macan to 57 cu ft Q5.

To put things into perspective how compact on the inside the German SUVs are, a RAV4 has 73 cu ft and an RX 80 cu ft.
they are probably thinking of it as a 2nd car for the family :-)
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Old 02-23-14, 05:53 PM   #33
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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.
If I recall it's not the same engine... Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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If I recall it's not the same engine... Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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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.
Just help keep things tidy I'll comment that in the US at launch the 2 options for engines are both Turbos that are Porsche designed and built with no ties to the fine supercharged VR6 in the Audi.

Also the dimensions are close but there are small differences as you'd expect with platform sharing. The Macan is 1.7" longer in length, 1.7" wider,and 1.26" shorter in height than the SQ5.

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they are probably thinking of it as a 2nd car for the family :-)
Well that, and they are thinking Empty nesters and DINKs (Double Income No Kids) and for that matter anyone who has the cash to pay for it LOL
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Old 03-25-14, 02:03 PM   #35
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Porsche is a company with an unwavering belief system. The one belief that permeates through everything Porsche does is a simple one -- every car should be a sports car. The all new Porsche Macan is our latest expression of what a sports car can be. The visceral, emotional benefits of a true sports car in a form that suits your lifestyle. The only question is, "Are you a Believer?"
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Sweet trailer. Certainly makes me want to drive one
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Old 03-27-14, 08:35 PM   #37
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Saw one at the Sony Open, some nice cars there on display. It is very small and compact which is to be expected but really shows how this market is about image and not about utility. I have no issue with that. Supposedly it drives amazing for a SUV.

It looks really good, amazing proportions.
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^^^ almost a tall 911 now.
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Old 04-02-14, 08:09 PM   #39
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meh, I feel like this car has been made 100 times already... I think I would still rather have an infinity fx
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Saw one at the Sony Open, some nice cars there on display. It is very small and compact which is to be expected but really shows how this market is about image and not about utility. I have no issue with that. Supposedly it drives amazing for a SUV.

It looks really good, amazing proportions.
It's definitely a Porsche in the purest sense. I'm shocked these automotive journalists attempted offroading with this, only to get rescued by a Dacia!


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It's definitely a Porsche in the purest sense. I'm shocked these automotive journalists attempted offroading with this, only to get rescued by a Dacia!


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Porsche notified us about its intentions to fit the Macan with its first-four cylinder engine since the days of the 968 in the beginning of the 1990s, but we weren't expecting it so early, as the brand's bosses had indicated a release towards the end of the year.

Today, however, it was discovered that Porsche added a 2.0-liter base version to its Macan range in a number of Asian markets, including Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

While Porsche hasn't announced the news yet through its press channels, we found detailed specs on the base model on the brand's local websites. The 2.0-liter turbocharged unit doesn't appear to be the 4-cylinder boxer engine that Porsche is currently developing for the next Cayman and Boxster sports cars, but a traditional inline-four like the ones powering a number of Audi models including the Q5.

It is rated at 237PS (234hp)at 5,000-6,800 rpm and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of peak torque at 1,500-4,500 rpm, and is paired to Porsche's dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

The base Macan with this mill reaches 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 6.9 seconds and tops out at 223km/h (139mph), with Porsche claiming a combined fuel economy of between 8.4l and 8.7l per 100km (27-28mpg US / 32.5-33.6- mpg UK).


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with porsche being part of vw, they certainly have access to one of the most tried and tested 2.0T's on the planet.
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