2017 Porsche Macan is a luxury compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) by Porsche. The 2017 Porsche Macan was at first known by its code name Cajun, a portmanteau of Cayenne Junior. On February 16, 2012, Porsche declared the final name for the car Macan, taken from the Indonesian word for being “tiger.”
Initially circulated in November 2010 as a project, and formally announced by Porsche in March 2011, the Macan formally launched at both the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, with European sales starting in spring 2014. The Macan produced alongside the Panamera and the Cayenne in Leipzig, Germany in a newly expanded factory. The Macan compact crossover SUV offers a more compact body than the Cayenne midsize crossover SUV. The Macan is also meant to be sportier than the Cayenne, for example, the Macan has a standard 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox which more receptive while the Cayenne has an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission for smoother shifts.
The new 2017 Porsche Macan shares its platform with the Audi Q5. The wheelbase and suspension setup is based on and heavily adapted from Audi, but the engine, transmission case, suspension tuning, interior, and exterior is unique to Porsche for the Macan. It is 1.7 inches (43 mm) longer and 1.4 inches (36 mm) wider than an Audi Q5.
2017 Porsche Macan Drivetrain and performance
At the launch, three different models and engines available, all that V6 format: a 3.0-liter Macan S with 340 PS (250 kW; 335 bhp), a 3.6-liter Macan Turbo with 400 PS (294 kW , 395 bhp) and a 3.0-liter 258 PS (190 kW; 254 bhp) diesel, with CO2 emissions of 159 g/km. The Macan adjust GTS announced in October 2015 in the gap between the Macan S and Macan Turbo. All Macans has a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive, with several options available including air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
Porsche then released a basis Macan for selected Asian markets and the United Kingdom. Using an updated version of 2.0L inline-four engine Volkswagen Group’s used in various applications such as the Audi Q5, the Macan is the first Porsche powered offered by four cylinders since the Porsche 968.
The engine was worldwide for the Macan’s 2017 model year following an announcement in March 2016 a 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine is due to the range to close at a later date. The 2017 Macan S has a 0-60 mph (0-97 km / h) time of 5.2 seconds and the Macan Turbo 4.6 seconds. Both times improved by 0.2 seconds when its Launch Control.
2017 Porsche Macan Specification
Type: Luxury vehicle
Rating: 4.5/5 by Car and Driver | 7.8/10 by The Car Connection | 5/5 by Edmunds
MSRP: From $47,500
MPG: Up to 20 city / 25 highway
Dimensions: 184-185″ L x 76″ W x 63-64″ H
Horsepower: 252 to 400 hp
Towing capacity: 1,653 lbs
2017 Porsche Macan Configuration & Price
2017 Macan Base $47,500
2017 Macan S $54,400
2017 Macan GTS $67,200
2017 Macan Turbo $76,000