Porsche Macan R4 Launched At Rs 76.84 Lakh
The SUV is the most affordable Porsche you can buy in India
November 15, 2016: Porsche has launched the most affordable variant – R4 – of the Macan SUV at Rs 76.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The Macan ‘R4’ is the fourth version of the Macan that will be sold in India after the S Diesel, Turbo and Turbo with Performance Package. The new R4 variant is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 252PS of power and 370Nm of torque. The output is transmitted to all four wheels through Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Though Macan competes directly with the Jaguar's recently launched F-Pace SUV, the latter is only available with a diesel engine. The closest petrol rival to the entry-level Macan R4, then, would be the Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC.
The Macan Diesel S is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 oil burner, while the Turbo and the Turbo Performace Package variants are powered by a 3.6-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol. Both are paired to Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
| S Diesel
2967 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.2 kmpl
|Rs 1.0 Cr*||
1984 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.6 kmpl
|Rs 70.0 Lakh*||
1984 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.6 kmpl
|Rs 76.84 Lakh*||
3604 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.2 kmpl
|Rs 1.1 Cr*||
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|Variant||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|Diesel||14.7 kmpl||17.2 kmpl|
|Petrol||10.5 kmpl||13.6 kmpl|
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Porsche Macan , a four doored compact SUV is the latest addition to the range of luxury cars that this car maker has. This luxury vehicle is released by the company in 2014, packed with numerous functions, meant to mix both performance and style and deliver the best road instrument out there. It is built with a capable V6 engine, conditioning it for the best performance to go along with the glory of comfort and luxury that it offers. The SUV is offered in three variants, S, S diesel, and Turbo, which are meant for unique features and qualities. Among the three, the Turbo is the high end variant in terms of performance capacities. It is gifted with a mighty 3.6-litre twin turbo engine, enabling a peak torque of 550Nm. This goes along with a maximum power of 400hp, making its vehicle a fine performer on city streets. Coming next in line with regard to performance is the S trim, also armed with a twin turbo engine, 3.0-litre in capacity. It fires with a maximum power of 340hp, and a maximum torque of 460Nm. The S diesel has a normal 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine. It gives a maximum power of 258hp, and a maximum torque of 580Nm. The three variants fall between top speeds of 230kmph and 250kmph, making this a vehicle trimmed for decent performance on the roads. Coming to the softer side of this vehicle, it has luxurious features both inside and out, making for the very best drive atmosphere one could ask for. Its characteristic headlights and large air intakes give it an enhanced appeal at the front, while muscular curves rake up the attention for the side profile. The cabin of this machine is suited for providing the finest comforts to its passengers all through the ride. Inside, it is stuffed with features for the best comfort and elegance. Large seats built on ergonomics philosophy and the best materials together build the most expensive atmosphere for the passengers to bask in.
It has headlights integrated into the bonnet and below are large, imposing air intakes. The bonnet stretches through to the wheel arches. The roofline slopes down towards the rear, imitating the customary sports car count our made for aerodynamic superiority. A highlight in the visual spectacle of the model is its side blades, available in lava black finish. The wheels are 21-inches, with prominent fenders dressing them and improving the overall profile. The rear end of the car is slender at the top, growing wider into broad shoulders above the rear wheels. The rear hatch is styled with a touch of grandeur to seal the rear end. The narrow LED tail-lamps have three-dimensional proportions for a greater depth and attention.
It stretches for an lengthy, 4681mm, and has a wheelbase that goes for 2807mm. This, together with an impressive width of 1923mm ensures that this machine makes its highlight on the roads. It stands at a height of 1624mm, giving it dominance and supremacy on the roads.
The sporty feel of the vehicle is further honed by the style that the cabin delivers. The seats are large and well cushioned, built on a sophisticated ergonomic architecture. It has a three-dimensional arrangement of the controls, making for a cockpit-style layout within the inside. The instrument panel is built with a three-tube design, imitating that of a classic sports car. Three tubes – just like in a classic sports car. It has a centrally positioned rev counter. Sitting by the right is a high tech 4.8-inch color screen, transmitting information from the on-board computer. The center console is ascending and well positioned, allowing the passengers to easily shift hands between the steering wheel and the PDK gear selector. To the left is the ignition lock. A newly designed multifunction three-spoke sports steering wheel enables a firm grasp on all times, invoking a base principle among the sports car realm that this company advocates. Two manually operated and ergonomically positioned gear-shift paddles enable fast and sporty gear changes. Beside all of this, a wide range of customization is available for the aid of the passengers' unique tastes. The interior is available in various leather materials, and upgraded in its beauty with the help of elegant wood dark walnut. Carbon or brushed aluminum formats are also available.
It has a wide, spacious interior design, built on philosophy that is meant to integrate its passengers perfectly into the vehicle. The style and elegance of the vehicle is complete only with the tranquility and comfort that its interiors make for, and this series does not fall short in regard to any of these. The sports style seats offer the best comfort during high speed cruises, keeping the passengers in their skin always. In the Turbo, the adaptive Sports seats with 18-way adjustment are completely upholstered in leather. The design of the interior includes the most exquisite materials. This includes a leather steering wheel rim and seat centers in Alcantara. The ascending console and the three-dimensional arrangements of the controls ensure a perfect blend of form and function, giving the passengers their finest comfort and ensuring that the looks of the cabin keep pace. The multifunction sports steering wheel enables a great hold for the driver, and also adds an edgy touch to the cabin design. A steering wheel heating option is available. An advanced audio system, armed with the best surround system, ensures that the passengers are on the receiving end of a great audio experience. An on-board computer equips the interior with the most advanced feature possible. Multifunction buttons for the telephone, radio and on-board computer level up the design and comfort of the interior, taking things to a new level for the passengers. The air conditioning is advanced, with vents strategically positioned for maximum circulation. This is aided with a 2-zone automatic climate control. A remote central locking with remote closing feature is also available as a standard function.
It includes a generous spaciousness in its make, ensuring that tall, lanky and broad shouldered men can all relax inside of it without lack of space. Furthermore, the seats are large and well cushioned, further raising the comfort and lavishness that the car makes for. The luggage compartment has a massive size of 500 litres. This is raised further by folding the rear bench, to an extraordinary 1500 litres.
The S variant scores a top speed of 254 Kmph, and can breach the 100 Kmph mark within just 5.4 seconds. The Turbo is the most powerful of the lot with a thumping top speed of 266 Kmph. It further has an acceleration rate of 4.8 seconds. The S diesel falls behind of its compatriots with a top speed of only 230 Kmph, and can raise from naught to 100 Kmph in 6.3 seconds.
All the variants have a stunning V6 engine, incorporated through a direct fuel injection system and VarioCam plus feature. The Turbo is the most capable of the three variants, with a mighty 3.6-litre twin turbo engine. It has a displacement capacity of 3604cc. It pumps a maximum power of 400hp and a max torque of 550Nm. The S trim has a 3.0-litre twin turbo engine, the second most powerful variant. It has a displacement value of 2997cc, along with a peak power of 340hp and a peak torque of 460Nm. The drivetrain of the S Diesel variant is a 3.0-litre normal engine, capable of a displacement value of 2967cc. It has a maximum power of 258hp and a surging peak torque of 580Nm. Going into the specifics of the vehicle's performance, the S variant has a top speed of 254 Kmph, along with an acceleration rate of 5.4 seconds. The turbo variant raises it to a top speed of 266 Kmph, and the ability to touch 100 Kmph in a stunning 4.8 seconds. The S Diesel variant scores at a top speed of 230 Kmph and an acceleration of 6.3 seconds.
The S trim delivers a mileage value of 8.6kmpl. The Turbo trim manages a value of 8.4 Kmpl. The diesel powered variant is the most empowered in terms of fuel efficiency, with a strong mileage value of 14.5 Kmpl.
All the variants come with a greatly capable V6 engine. The turbo trim is the most powerful of the lot, with a displacement value of 3604cc. It roars with a peak power of 400hp and a peak torque of 550Nm. The S trim has a displacement capacity of 2997cc. Furthermore, it gives a peak power of 340hp and a peak torque of 460Nm. The diesel trim has a turbo engine with a displacement capacity of 2967cc. Also, it enables a power of 258hp and a maximum torque of 580Nm.
The vehicle is designed to host the most high end drive system, giving the most fulfilled experience to its passengers on all levels. The audio system is sophisticated, with a CDR plus audio system, and an additional Burmester high-end surround sound-system. This ensures that the musical treat that the driver is entitled to is top notch, with nothing left amiss. The high end spectacle that the audio systems make for is sealed with the powerful BOSE surround sound-system, giving the audience the best speaker and sound quality. The Porsche Communication Management System is a powerful, multifunctional element in the vehicle's interior design. It is equipped with a 7-inch colour touchscreen, 42 memory presets and an FM twin tuner. The optional universal audio interface allows you to save up to 5,000 MP3 files on the 40 GB internal hard drive of the Porsche communication management. Optional features include a TV tuner for receiving television broadcasts and a digital radio. A panoramic roof system levels up the luxury of the car to its very best, giving the passengers the view of the skies whenever needed to relieve them of the feeling of being confined in a car.
Superior brake calipers arm the brakes, ensuring a good hold when in need of stopping. In addition, it has an advanced steel spring suspension that gives it the best control. In addition to all of this, this vehicle ventures into the technological frontier to bring the best control and handling aid to its driver. The Porsche active suspension management system is a high tech feature that levels up the control that the suspension of the vehicle makes for. Porsche torque vectoring plus, a feature available in most company cars of the day, spreads the torque to the rear and enables swifter and easier cornering.
It has tight seatbelts holding its passengers down always, in addition to airbags shielding them at all times. It has a body format made for the best resistance to impacts and absorption of collisions. In addition to this, it has technological aids that bring a firmer control and prevent mishaps before they occur. The Porsche active suspension management helps to build an equal and stable control always, and the Porsche torque vectoring plus features the best ease during cornering. A tyre pressure monitoring system keeps the driver in tabs with the needs of the tyre always, helping to bring knowledge about all safety requirements beforehand itself. All put together, the very best performance, ride quality and control is provided with this vehicle, topped off with a firm safety provided always.
It has standard 18 inch wheels. However, the personalization of the vehicle allows the wheel size to be taken upto 21 inches, making this vehicle adaptable according to its owner's needs.
1. External image is appealing.
2. Quite roomy seating and interiors.
3. Plenty of comfort features are equipped.
4. Cabin compartment is designed with richness.
5. Very impressive engine performance.
1. Price tag a notch higher than its competitors.
2. Available in only few variants.
3. Safety quotient is not well equipped.
4. Very low ground clearance for this country's roads.
5. Its fuel economy can be disappointing.
|Variants||New Delhi||Bangalore||Mumbai||Chennai||Pune||Hyderabad||Kolkata||Find On Road Price in Your City|
|S Diesel |
|1.0 Cr||1.11 Cr||1.08 Cr||1.08 Cr||1.08 Cr||1.08 Cr||1.12 Cr|
|70.0 Lakh||78.97 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||70.85 Lakh||79.71 Lakh|
|76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh||76.84 Lakh|
|1.1 Cr||1.23 Cr||1.2 Cr||1.2 Cr||1.2 Cr||1.2 Cr||1.24 Cr|
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