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Entry-level model with turbocharged four-cylinder enginePorsche Cars Australia (PCA) completes its Macan range

Australia. Porsche in Australia is expanding its successful compact SUV range with the introduction of a new turbocharged four-cylinder Macan model.

This new in-line 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 185 kW of power and 370 Nm of torque. Together with the standard seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission it delivers impressive acceleration: zero to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, or 6.5 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono-Package. Top speed is 229 km/h. The Macan also proves to be very efficient with fuel consumption of 7.4 L/100 kms according to the NEDC.

Sporty turbocharged four-cylinder

The in-line four-cylinder engine is designed to be particularly sporty and efficient: It operates with up to two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing. VarioCam Plus adapts the intake and exhaust camshaft continually and also controls the lift of the exhaust valves. Its powerful 370 Nm of torque is available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm for excellent overtaking performance.

As is characteristic for all Porsche models, the Macan is capable of converting its engine power into exceptionally sporty driving dynamics. This is ensured by the standard Porsche Traction Management PTM active all-wheel drive system in interplay with an agile suspension and precise steering. An air suspension system with levelling control including PASM with adaptive dampers is available as an option. With an unladen weight of 1,770 kilograms, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into agile handling.

Extensive level of standard equipment

Visually, and in its features, the new entry-level Macan only differs from other more powerful models in its details. Exterior distinguishing characteristics are side window trim strips in black, also black brake calipers beneath the standard 19-inch Macan Turbo wheels, the same wheels as on the Macan S models.

The list of standard features is impressive, and includes: Bi-Xenon head lights with dynamic head light levelling, ParkAssist front and rear with reversing camera, Lane Departure Warning, Memory Package for the electric driver’s seat, Alcantara seat inserts, three-zone automatic climate control, Digital Radio, Tyre Pressure Monitoring and Porsche’s latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation, mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and voice control system.

The new entry Macan model is available to order now priced from $76,610* with deliveries expected late in the first quarter of 2017.

* Prices are recommended retail prices before statutory and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State.

* Fuel Consumption for Porsche Macan combined fuel consumption 7.4 L / 100 kms; CO2 emissions 172 gm / Km; efficiency class c Consumption figures are not reflective of real world driving conditions. Consumption figures are per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test cycle and should be used for comparative purposes only.

2/12/2016