Porsche’s Macan range is simply a shorter, simpler and a more compact version of its Cayenne range. And this upcoming new range of 2017 Porsche Macan will see it adding more features and a bit more into the whole setup. With the crossovers raging largely all around the globe, this newly launched model series is all about making a more compact complete package.
2017 Porsche Macan Engine Options
There are 3 engine options which will be available with this range of 2017 Porsche Macan mid-size SUVs. And Porsche’s engineering prowess is evident with the performance outputs of these engines specific to each model trim all the way to the top to make the best out each power-plant. These options run as follows:
- 2.0-liter Inline 4 Turbo
- 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6
- 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo V6
Power specs for the base model with a 2.0-liter is 252 HP and 370 Nm of torque. The S version gets a 3.0-liter twin turbo which is optimized for maximum performance in the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS trim. Where a Macan S produces 340 HP and 340 lb-ft, a GTS pumps out an additional 20 HP and 30 lb-ft of torque more with the same engine.
The Porsche Macan Turbo use the largest 3.6-liter V6 Twin-Turbo. Without a performance package, specs come in at 400 HP and 405 lb-ft. The performance package, however, takes this output to a staggering 440 HP and a monstrous 442 lb-ft torque. Where the base Macan can do a 0-60 in an increasingly impressive 6.3 seconds, the top trim will do the same in 4.2 seconds.
Best EPA comes with the base trim which offers 20/25/22 mpg [city/highway/combined.]
Transmission, Drivetrain and Suspension
A 7-Speed PDK Auto transmission mates with each of these engines doing without any manual option. AWD is the only option although the new models might come with a 2WD-variable function to certain trims for an adventurous driving experience.
Air Suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management System or PASM provides a breezy and effortless control to this car. Sporty steel spring suspension add-ons further enhance driving dynamics.
There are 5 trims available for this model, viz. –
- Base Macan
- Turbo [Additional performance package inclusive variant.]
Exterior and Interior
Each of the 2017 Porsche Macan trims come with different layers of upholstery and infotainment specs. Alcantara leather comes right from the base model along with optional 14-way and 18-way power adjustable features. Other features include a Tri-Zone Climate control along with multiple formats of heating functions.
Infotainment is where the German manufacturers simply take it overboard. Optional infotainment packages include:
- Rear Seat Entertainment Plus Package sporting two 10.1” TFT screens with an integrated DVD drive, USB, SD Card, HDMI interface plus 32 GB internal storage.
- 150 Watt Sound Package Plus.
- 14 Speaker 665 Watt Bose Surround Sound System. [Optional in all trims except Turbo.]
This new series with next to no variations as far as exterior modifications are concerned and that too officially so there are no inferences to draw from this respect.
Pricing and Competition
2017 Porsche Macan price starting from $48,000 for base trims to $76,000 for the top Turbo trims. This new 2017 Porsche Macan will continue with the same price range. Competitors among others include the likes of Acura RDX, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Murano.