Porsche Macan SUV Rolls Out Ahead of LA Auto Show

Porsche Macan SUV

Porsche selected the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show to reveal the latest in the lineup: the Porsche Macan SUV. Based on the Audi Q5 platform, this little luxury SUV is packing in the power arena and offering three package options.

The Porsche Macan SUV will start rolling off the assembly line in 2014 as one of the more economical options.

There will be 3 versions of the Porsche Macan offered, all with V6 engines mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox:

  • The base will be the Porsche Macan S. This is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged crossover capable of hitting the 60-mile per hour mark in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 158. The optional Sport Chrono package will shave that down to 5.2 seconds.
  • Second is the Macan S Diesel model. It also has a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo but is powered by diesel fuel. This one hits the 60 mark in 6.3 seconds (6.1 with the Sport Chrono package). Max speed for the diesel version is 143 miles per hour.
  • The line-topper is the Porsche Macan Turbo. This is the most powerful, packing a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 kicking out 400 horses. It achieves the 0-60 sprint in 4.8 seconds, 4.6 with the Chrono package. Top speed is 165 miles per hour for this version.

Porsche Macan SUV looks proportional at every angle while maintaining the signature Porsche styling cues. read more

Finally: Porsche Macan SUV Spotted Testing

Porsche Macan SUV

The 2013 Porsche Macan SUV has finally been spied testing in Germany! Now that the brakes have been applied to speculation and renderings, what do you think of the coupe-ish luxury SUV from Porsche? While it is quite similar to its sibling (Cayenne), there are some distinguishing features.

On a testing version, the headlights, taillights were altered slightly and a fake chrome strip was applied towards the rear of the doors. They were actually stickers that failed to fool gearheads into thinking it was a Porsche Cayenne. read more