Those who prefer to blaze a trail of their own don't need to follow the lead of others. That´s how we feel about vehicles which are known as compact SUVs: five doors, five seats, all-wheel drive - and, of course, a higher sitting position. But aren't they lacking a certain something? Something that adds a little life, lets us enjoy a more intimate relationship with the road and delivers intense driving pleasure. A concept that boasts plenty of space for hobbies, leisure and sport. But no room for compromise. Compact, concentrated and intensive, but still powerful. Practical, but never ordinary.It is by these standards that we created the Macan, and saw it emerge with six distinct guises. Each one a sports car. Each one unmistakable in its own segment. Each one a genuine Porsche - from design and driving dynamics to equipment specification. From our dynamic entry-level model to the ultra sporty S variant and the uprated GTS model or the Turbo, which sets performance standards in its vehicle class.

Exterior Design.

With its dynamic overall look, the Macan is unmistakably a sports car. Its redesigned rear appears extremely powerful. Like a bold line under its own signature, the new characteristic taillight strip emphasizes the Porsche logo, enhanced by the new four-point brake lights, both functionally and visually.The broad shoulders above its rear wheels are reminiscent of the 911. And a further visual demonstration of the roadhugging nature of the new Macan.Its flank is also typically Porsche. From this angle, every muscle appears to be energized - like a predator ready to pounce. Its roof line slopes to the rear just like a coupé, thereby creating a characteristic sports car contour with high aerodynamic quality. Our designers call this the Porsche flyline.

Interior Design.

Five doors. Five seats. Excellent everyday practicality - and an elevated sitting position. That's what you can expect of an SUV. Now let's consider what you can expect of a Porsche: sports car sensations.

You get in - and find the ignition lock closest to the door. It's typically Porsche, and has been since 1948. An old motorsport tradition.The interior architecture integrates you perfectly into the vehicle. This is exemplified by the three-dimensional arrangement of the controls and the ascending center console with control buttons for the most important comfort functions. The layout emulates that of the Carrera GT - it's as if you're sitting in a sports car. The multifunction sports steering wheel provides the ideal hands-on experience. Its appearance is futuristic and its design highly ergonomic. Gearshift paddles as well as multifunction buttons for telephone, radio and on-board computer offer high levels of user comfort. Steering wheel heating is available as an option. Sports car genes are also inherent in the three round instruments. The rev counter is positioned in the center, exactly where it belongs in a sports car. In this way, you can see all the essentials at a glance when you're on the move - and keep up to speed with all relevant information.Take the high-resolution 4.8-inch color screen in the instrument cluster as an example. It displays messages from the on-board computer and - in conjunction with the new version of PCM with optional navigation module - shows the map of the navigation system.


Performance and handling.

It is no longer just about mobility. We do not simply drive in order to travel from A to B. Would you prefer to experience the gear change or the driving pleasure? No contest. The Macan is equipped with the 7-speed PDK transmission, which changes gear in fractions of a second with no interruption in the flow of power. The advantage is that, whenever a particular gear is engaged, the next gear is already preselected. As the clutch of the engaged gear opens, the clutch of the target gear closes simultaneously. The effect is a sporty, dynamic and agile driving feel. The principle of PDK is that, whenever a particular gear is engaged, the next gear is already preselected. As a result, gear changes take place within milliseconds. Automatic mode is optimized for fuel economy. This means that PDK is able to offer not only a sporty, agile driving feel, but also increase deficiency. Would you rather change gear manually? You can do this using the two gearshift paddles on the multifunction sports steering wheel, fitted as standard, or using the PDK gear selector. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the shift times of PDK become even shorter, the gear changes even sportier. Additional gearshift strategies are also available - for uncompromising driving pleasure.

Notable Features

- 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-charged in-line engine producing 185 kW (252 hp) and 370 Nm

- 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with Auto Start Stop function

-18-inch Macan wheels

- Four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front, single-piston floating calipers at rear

- Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive

- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

- Porsche Communication System (PCM)

- SPORT button