It’s been a while coming, but comprehensive details for the new Porsche Macan have been offiicially released to the public today to coincide with the opening of the LA Auto Show. Two models grace the range – the Macan S and Macan Turbo (although both are using turbo engines, so Porsche taking a few more liberties than usual with the name games for this model).
The Macan S is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo engine that delivers 340 hp and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds (5.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono package). The 3.6 liter V6 twin turbo engine in the Macan Turbo produces 400 hp and accelerates the vehicle to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds (4.4 seconds with Sport Chrono package).
Judging by the number of times Porsche mention DNA and heritage in their press release, they’re keen to emphasize that this is going to be a proper drivers car, this is born out with some of the optional equipment available, such as the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus similar to that available on the Cayman S, but specifically tuned for the Macan. It’s also taken some design hints from the new 918 such as the steering wheel and lights.
Lots more details in the tech specs and full press release below if you’re interested.