Porsche Macan R4 Launched At Rs 76.84 Lakh
The SUV is the most affordable Porsche you can buy in India
The most ‘affordable’ variant of the Macan has gone on sale in India, from Tuesday, at a sticker price of Rs 76.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The Macan ‘R4’ is the fourth version of the car that’s sold in India after the S Diesel, Turbo and Turbo with Performance Package. So what exactly does all that money buy you?
Well, the primary difference is, of course, the engine. Powering this Macan is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 252PS of power at 5,000-6,800rpm and 370Nm of torque at 1,600-4,500rpm. The output is transmitted to all four wheels through Porsche’s 7-speed ‘PDK’ double-clutch automatic gearbox. While it is the entry-grade Macan, it certainly isn’t a slouch, with a claimed 0-100kmph time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 229kmph.
On the features front, highlights include 3-zone climate control, an 8-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, a powered tailgate and a multi-function sports steering wheel with paddle-shifters. Also offered are daytime running LEDs, 18-inch alloy wheels and personalization options like air suspension, bi-xenon or LED headlamps, a panoramic sunroof and heated seats.
While the Macan does go up against the recently launched Jaguar F-Pace (Rs 72.35 lakh ex showroom, Mumbai), the latter is available only with two diesel engine options in India, i.e. a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit and a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder mill. The closest petrol rival to the entry level Macan, then, would be the Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC (Rs 86.38 lakh ex showroom, Mumbai), which gets a 3.0-litre petrol V6 engine producing 333PS of power and 480Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100kmph time of 6.0 seconds.
Like every other Porsche sold in India, the Macan R4 is a direct import from Germany. The SUV will be sold through the six Porsche centres in India, located in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Kochi and Kolkata.
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