10 things you might not know about the Porsche Macan

Seeing a Porsche on the road is always an occasion. People point and stare and you may be tempted to carry a neck brace with you – just in case someone strains something as they give you a double take in your pride and joy. But, did you know the next time you see a Porsche on the road, odds are it isn’t going to be a 911 Spyder or a 718 Boxster. It’s going to be a Porsche Macan!

Since hitting the streets in 2014, the Porsche Macan has steadily grown in popularity and it has overtaken other models on the market today. In fact in the 2017 fiscal year, of the 246,000 vehicles Porsche delivered to customers worldwide, 97,000 of those were Macans. What makes the Macan so special? Here are 10 things you may not have known about this sleek, practical sports car, making it the number one, best-selling Porsche model.

1. Pick your Porsche:

Did you know the Porsche Macan comes in 5 distinct trims?

Standard Macan

 2.0-litre four cylinder engine

185 kW (252 hp)

Maximum torque: 370 Nm at 1,600–4,500 rpm

0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds

Top speed: 229 km/h

Macan S

3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine

250 kW (340 hp)

Maximum torque: 460 Nm at 1,450–5,000 rpm

0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds

Top speed: 254 km/h

Macan S Diesel

3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel

190 kW (258 hp)

Maximum torque: 580 Nm at 1,750–2,500 rpm

0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds

Top speed: 230 km/h

Macan GTS

3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine

265 kW (360 hp)

Maximum torque: 500 Nm at 1,650–4,000 rpm

0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 second

Top speed: 256 km/h

Macan Turbo

3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 engine

294 kW (400 hp)

Maximum torque: 550 Nm at 1,350–4,500 rpm

0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds

Top speed: 266 km/h

2. Super Porsche

Did you know a Performance Package is available for the fastest and most capable member of the Macan family, to make it extra fast and extra capable?

Macan Turbo with Performance Package

3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 engine with further optimised engine electronics and compartment cover with carbon inlay

324 kW (440 hp)

Maximum torque: 600 Nm at 1,500–4,500 rpm

0 to 100 km/h in only 4.4 seconds

Top speed of 272 km/h

3. Family resemblance

Did you know the striking and powerful Macan stance is directly inspired by other iconic models within the Porsche range? The side-blades and the clamshell hood of the Macan as well as the three-spoke sports steering wheel are reminiscent of the Porsche 918 Spyder. The way the rear of the Macan tapers out to its widest point above the rear wheels also pays homage to the Porsche 911. Good DNA…

4. Forward thinking

Did you know the full model range of the Porsche Macan fulfills the Euro 6 emission standard of 1.0g CO2/km and comes complete with features to improve eco-friendly performance?  The auto start/stop function switches off the engine when you are coming to a stop at traffic lights, and the coasting function makes optimum use of the vehicle’s momentum by decoupling your engine from the transmission, avoiding deceleration caused by engine braking. In cooler temperatures, engine cooling systems are prevented so the engine can reach its optimum operating temperature faster and begin working at high efficiency sooner, thereby consuming less fuel.

5. Two gearboxes in one

Did you know the exclusive 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission is fitted as standard in the Porsche Macan models? Featuring both a manual and an automatic mode, the Porsche Macan offers extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power – as well as excellent driving dynamics and a high degree of efficiency. The principle of PDK is that, whenever a particular gear is engaged, the next gear is already preselected. As a result, gear changes take place within milliseconds, for a racetrack driving experience wherever you are.

6. Off-road for the non off-road person

Did you know every Porsche Macan model comes with a high-performance Off-road mode? A button on the centre console sets all relevant systems to a traction-optimised program for off-road terrain. Another button on the centre console enables you to activate Porsche Hill Control, which keeps your speed constant on downhill gradients.

7. Think ahead

Did you know the Porsche Macan automatically monitors driving conditions to enable a precise and lightning-quick response to a variety of situations. The Porsche Traction Management active all-wheel drive system uses an electronic map-controlled multiplate, automatic brake differential, and anti-slip regulation to regulate the distribution of drive force between the rear axle and the front axle giving you tremendous dynamic performance.

8. Can I see your ID?

Did you know you can identify different trim levels of the Porsche Macan by the colour of its brake calipers? For example the brake calipers of the Macan are finished in black. Calipers on the Macan S Diesel and Macan S are in Titanium Grey and the Macan Turbo models and Macan GTS are finished in red. Yellow brake callipers denote Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes.

9. A long and happy life

Did you know that two thirds of Porsches built since the company’s inception are still being driven today? The Porsche Macan takes durable to new heights with its long-life and hard-wearing materials, which keep maintenance to a minimum. At the time of an oil filter change, for example, only the recycling-friendly paper insert needs to be exchanged and not the entire housing. The use of individual ignition coils in gas engines makes the entire ignition system, except for the spark plugs, wear and maintenance-free.

10. Push boundaries. Sound barriers included.

Did you know the Porsche Macan has the option to feature a surround sound system developed by Burmester®, one of the most respected manufacturers of high-end audio equipment worldwide? With 16 amplifier channels and a total output of more than 1,000 watts, you can turn your Porsche Macan into a rolling rock concert!

The Porsche Macan is a marvel of racing technology adapted from the track to the road. It’s a sports car that gives us what we’re looking for, even in our everyday life: that feeling of being alive. Visit Porsche Centre Saskatchewan today to test drive your own and experience a life intensified.