The wait for the official information and images of the 2014 Porsche Macan is finally over. The small luxury performance crossover is here and aims to please if the Porsche Cayenne is too big or too thirsty for your needs. This is not to say that the Macan is lacking on power or any other Porsche SUV qualities.
The United States Macan launch will see two models to start with: Macan S and Macan Turbo. Interestingly, both are powered by turbo-charged V6 engines. Of course, the “Turbo” moniker has always been reserved for Porsches higher performance variants. The Macan Turbo uses a new twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 powerplant, which is good for 400 horsepower and 4.6 second 0-60 mph sprints. The Macan S makes due with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo motor with 30 horsepower and 5.2 second acceleration time. Both are backed up by a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmissions and all-wheel-drive system.
The Macan also follows in Cayenne’s footsteps with respect to off-road prowess. It utilizes a sophisticated AWD with Porsche Traction Management. The off-road mode is able to affect transmission shift points, clutch tension, and front/rear torque split. 100% of the power can be allocated to the front wheels if the traction situation requires it.
Pricing and availability information has not yet been released.
Note: European market will also get a Macan Diesel, which may come to the United States after initial launch.
Check out this insider TFLcar video of the 2014 Porsche Macan: