The Porsche Macan is the most recent model to come out of Stuttgart, having been introduced by its German manufacturer just three years ago.
The second SUV in the Porsche lineup aims to compete in the crowded and competitive compact luxury sport utility vehicle segment, a segment that includes a wide range of models from Germany, the U.S. and Japan. In fact, there isn’t a luxury automaker that doesn’t have a vehicle in this segment. So, buyers definitely have a lot of options available to them, but none can rival the Macan when it comes to sheer driving pleasure and overall performance.
Porsche’s DNA is intact in the new 2018 Macan
There haven’t been many changes made to the 2018 Macan compared with last year’s model. As a matter of fact, the 2017 and 2018 editions are virtually the same. They offer an unparalleled blend of performance, handling, efficiency, and versatility, and they make the Macan a game-changer for buyers looking for a relatively affordable Porsche model that is sized perfectly for an urban environment, can meet the interior space needs of a young family, and that has an exclusivity factor its rivals can’t match.
The 2018 Porsche Macan starts at just $ 54,100 and comes in five versions, from the entry-level model to the mighty Macan Turbo with Performance package. The entry-level Macan gets its power from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque which is enough to get it to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds when you opt for the Sport Chrono package.
Next in line is the Macan S which starts at just over $ 60,000 and that features a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that feeds 340 horsepower to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The same engine can be found in the Macan GTS which was introduced a year after the Macan S, but power increases to 360 hp in the sportier GTS which also features a more aggressive design. You will only need 5.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h in the Macan GTS.
Finally, the 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo gets a 3.6-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder engine that pumps out 400 horsepower, and gets you to 100 km/h in a mind-blogging 4.8 seconds. Add the Performance Package, and as you may have guessed the performance level is even more impressive.
The 2018 Macan redefines expectations about what a compact luxury SUV should be
In other words, even if the Macan is an SUV, and even your driving position is higher, and even if you have plenty of space in the trunk for your hockey equipment, golf bags, or your Sunday shopping; you get an authentic Porsche vehicle with the same DNA that you would find in a 911, or a 718 Cayman.
The 2018 Porsche Macan makes the driver feel like he or she is directly connected to the wheels with lightning-quick reactions to any steering input and an instantaneous reaction from the throttle as soon as you touch the right pedal. But when you need to go to IKEA, you get more than 500 liters of cargo space to help you even with all seats in place.
Come and check out the 2018 Porsche Macan today at Porsche Center Calgary!
Date Posted: August 25, 2017