Sunday, November 24, 2013

Automaker Germany's Porsche and luxury Macan. [2 VIDEO]

(Reuters) - Consumers' growing love affair with "crossover" vehicles that combine the functionality and cachet of sport utility vehicles with the comfort and performance of a car shows no signs of abating with Germany's Porsche  unveiling the compact luxury Macan.
Porsche says that everyday practicality was part of the Macan brief, so along with its 110-in (43.3 cm) wheelbase, the Macan has a large boot with fold-down seats that creates up to 17.7 cubic feet (501 liters) of space. There are also daytime running lights, fog lamps, and the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which comprises a projector-beam halogen with static and dynamic cornering lights. Bi-Xenon main headlights are standard on the Macan Turbo.
The 3.0 V6 twin- turbo engine with its 340 hp allows acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The top track speed is 156 mph.
The brake calipers of the Macan S are silver-colored. You can also recognize this powerful Sports Car by the “Macan S” logo on the tailgate – as well as on the stainless steel door entry guards.
The Macan will launch in three versions, each with surprisingly good fuel efficiency (numbers are based on New European Driving Cycle tests).
Macan S: 3.0-liter V6 bi-turbo engine. 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds, 32.5 mpg. $70,000.
Macan S Diesel: 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds, 46.3 mpg. $70,000.
Macan Turbo: 3.6-liter V6 bi-turbo engine, 0 to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds, 31.7 mpg. $95,880.
Compact, concentrated and intensive, but still powerful. The new Porsche Macan proves it can meet these requirements under realistic test conditions. Watch this video to get an insight into the grueling test programme.