Porsche Macan Review
The crave for power and the desire for speed no more remains unsatisfied with the iconic sporty successors of the German auto-master Porsche. One of these worshipped heirs of the brand is the Porsche Macan. The car is a luxury compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) or a crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) designed to gain its business in a particular section of market craving an exceptionally stylish, compact and modern SUV. The car was launched both at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Engine,mileage and variants
The athletic crossover drinks life in the form of power pumped-in by a 2.0 Litre 4 Inline engine, which is integrated with VarioCam Plus System and Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) that maintains efficient combustion process at all engine speeds. This ultra-refined engine pumps out a maximum power output and torque output of 237 hp at 5000-6800 rpm and 350 Nm at 1500-4500 rpm respectively. This engine mates the silky-smooth 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission, which allows the car to hasten from 0 to 100 km/hr of speed in 6.9 seconds. With this the engine owing to its refinement buys a fuel consumption value 7.2 litres for every 100 km.
The exteriors of the crossover is something that the company can surely boast about. The exterior designers have given a particularly athletic and impressively robust exterior look to the crossover. The features like the stretched curvaceous hood, the framed nose consoles with tabular shaped expressive radiator grille, the elongated headlamps and the tweaked front bumpers displays the commanding sense of elegance. The attributes like the visually stunning 21 inch alloy wheels, the precisely integrated LED rear lamps and a masculine shoulder line accentuate the stylish and modern identity of the car. The wide and elongated look of the crossover is crafted upon the dimensions reading – 4681 mm x 1923 mm x 1624 mm(L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2807 mm.
The sportiness that shines on the exterior face of the car is found in the interiors too. The cockpit of the car is crafted to flaunt a pleasurable sense of ergonomics with the features like the three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, the central console with forward lean, which conveniently ensures a very short distance between the steering wheel and selector lever Porsche Doppelkuplung (PDK) and the 3-dimensional controls integrated with a crystal clear and precise infotainment system. The comfort part of the cabins is demonstrated in the form of the leather covered sports front seat, the 3-positioning 40:20:40 rear seats along with a superior quality surround sound (High-End Burmester) and efficient air conditioning system. All this luxury is made to look more impressive with the concept of space added to the car in the form of the 500 litres of cargo space.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
Every inch of dynamism featured by the crossover is made safe with the long list of safety features added to the car. The car is equipped with advanced safety features ranging from braking safety served by the ventilated disc brakes with ABS (Antilock braking system) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) to the PSM (Porsche Stability Management), which is an electronic system which provides assistance during extreme driving conditions. The vehicle also encloses automatic adjustable headlights, standard full size airbags for the driver and the passengers and the seatbelts.
The car owing to its well-calibrated handling proportions, efficient and dynamic engine performance, impressive exterior design and comfortable and spacious interiors serve you with all its might. However, the car has a tough competition from its German competitors.