Porsche unveiled the all-new 2014 Macan crossover at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show. The German model is 4699 millimeters long, 1923 millimeters wide and 1624 millimeters tall. Compared with the Cayenne, the Macan is 146 mm shorter, 16 mm narrower and 82 mm lower.
The sportscar heritage of the Macan is evident in many details of its design. The designers have pulled out all the stops to ensure that the model’s proportions and lines live up to this claim. Even when stationary, design details taken from Porsche sportscars highlight what the Macan has to offer in terms of performance.
Speaking of performance, the 2014 Porsche Macan will be offered in three different versions. The entry-level is the Macan S. It is powered by a V6 3.0 liter twin-turbo unit outputting 340 horsepower. The engine resources are put to the road via a double clutch seven speed automatic transmission. As a result, the German model can sprint from zero to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds, or in 5.2 seconds (with the Sport Chrono version).
The second Macan offering will be the S Diesel. It has a V6 3.0 liter turbo engine which delivers 258 horsepower, enabling the German crossover to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds (6.1 seconds with Sport Chrono), while the top speed is clocked at 143 mph.
The range-topping Macan Turbo will use a V6 3.6 liter engine. It can offer 400 horsepower which propels the German model to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds.
According to Porsche, next year, the Macan will also come with a four cylinder 2.0 liter fuel unit, along with a 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine. As many of you may already know, this duo represents the first 4-cylinder powered Porsche models since 1995, when the 968 was pulled off the production line.
In Germany, the 2014 Porsche Macan will go on sale in April. The Macan S and Macan S Diesel will have a starting price of 57,930 Euros while the Macan Turbo will have a price tag of 79,826 Euros.