After a very long development and several delays in its launch, the new generation of the Porsche Macan is already among us. The second electric car from the Stuttgart firm after the Taycan, which was presented in the already distant year of 2019, promises to become one of the most desired models in the D segment (medium SUV) thanks to the cutting-edge technology integrated into its platform. PPE.
The newcomer measures 4.78 meters long (5 centimeters more than its predecessor), 1.94 meters wide, and 1.62 meters high, with a generous wheelbase of 2.89 meters. Its trunk measures 540 liters and has an 84-liter front trunk or trunk that adds extra practicality. Their tire offering ranges from 20 to 22 inches.
Its aesthetics are closely related to the Taycan, as demonstrated by its four-module daytime running lights. The distribution of the headlights (which may incorporate matrix technology) at two heights is because it has shared development with the Audi Q6 e-tron, which will sport the same front configuration. The greater inclination of the tailgate gives it a sportier profile, similar to that of the Cayenne Coupé—the rear sports continuous lights inspired by the incombustible 911.
Porsche emphasizes the aerodynamic work carried out on its body, which exhibits a coefficient of just 0.25 thanks to elements such as the active cooling intakes in the bumper, the lower fairings, the headlight air curtains, the retractable spoiler, and the functional diffuser.
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The cabin is relatively continuous. With a very horizontal design, the dashboard can have up to three screens (the 12.6-inch digital instrumentation, the 10.9-inch touch panel of the infotainment system, and an optional passenger display of identical size). We cannot mention the 87-inch Head-up Display with augmented reality.
The range will initially have two dual-motor versions with an intelligent all-wheel drive system: Macan 4 and 2024 Porsche Macan Turbo. The first produces a power of 408 HP (300 kW), completing 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, while the second reaches 639 HP (470 kW), which allows it to reduce the time to 3.3 seconds. The top speed is 220 and 260 km/h.
The 100 kWh gross battery (95 helpful kwh) is shared and provides a range of 613 and 591 km WLTP, respectively. As for charging, it can go from 10 to 80% in just 21 minutes, reaching a peak power of 270 kW in direct current. The “bank charging” technology divides the 800-volt pack into two 400-volt packs when the car is connected to stations of the latter type, thereby reducing charging times. The maximum power is 150 kW in this case.
Porsche has not neglected the chassis either. The suspension scheme is double wishbone at the front and multi-link at the rear. On the other hand, it has a rear-wheel steering system (up to 5º) and a Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus electronic rear differential lock. PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) combines an air suspension with two-valve shock absorbers.
The 2024 Porsche Macan 4 will start at 85,382 euros, and the 2024 Porsche Macan Turbo at 116,914 euros. Given that the previous thermal Macan will no longer be sold in Europe this spring due to the entry into force of new safety regulations at the community level, its electric replacement will take over in a move that reflects Porsche’s firm commitment to electrification. Will it be able to match the success of the original model?