Porsche India has launched the luxurious SUV Macan in the country's car market in both petrol and diesel engine options. This Porsche Macan S Diesel trim is equipped with a powerful 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2967cc. It has the ability to churn out a commanding power of 258bhp along with a peak torque output of 580Nm. This variant comes with several innovative features like panoramic roof system, automatic climate control unit, Porsche Active Safe (PAS), CDR plus audio system and many other such sophisticated features. It also has a PCC (Porsche car connect) system that gives direct access of driving stats like trip distance, average speed, driving time and average fuel consumption. The advanced braking mechanism of this sports utility vehicle is further assisted by Porsche stability management (PSM) with ABS, ASR, ABD, MSR and trailer stability management. On the other hand, it is fitted with air suspension, which also has self leveling and height adjustment function. It comes with an overall length of 4681mm along with a total width of 1923mm and a decent height of 1624mm. The large wheelbase of this vehicle is 2807mm that ensure ample leg space and shoulder room inside.
The company has given this luxurious SUV a slanting forward bonnet, which gives it an aerodynamic look. It also has a few visible character lines and fitted with a prominent company logo at the lower end. The frontage is designed with a massive radiator grille that is surround by a pair of air ducts and fitted with LED day time running lamps that adds to the elegance of the vehicle. The luminous headlight cluster is equipped with Bi-xenon headlamps including Porsche dynamic light system. It provides uniform illumination of the roads and PDLS adjust the range of the dipped beams at higher speed. The front bumper is fitted with a couple of bright fog lamps as well. Coming the side profile, it is neatly designed and defined with character lines. Its side blades are in lava black and window trims are in aluminum finish that gives the SUV a sporty appearance. The ORVMs are electrically foldable and integrated with side turn indicator. The flared up wheel arches are fitted with an classy set of 18 inch alloy wheels, which further enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are further covered with 255/50 R18 sized tubeless radial tyres, which offers superior grip on any road conditions. Its tail gate is embossed with PORSCHE logo and model designation , which are in chrome finish.
The internal cabin of this Porsche Macan S Diesel variant comes in piano black finish and incorporated with a number of features, which gives the cabin an elegant look. Its front seats are power adjustable and can be adjusted in eight ways for the convenience of the passengers. Its rear seats come with separately foldable bench seat (40:20:40) and is integrated with a foldable center armrest. These seats are covered with standard Alcantara upholstery and integrated with four way adjustable head restraints that adds to the comfort of the occupants. Its spacious luggage compartment offers a loading capacity of 500 litres and it can be increased up to 1500 litres by folding the rear seat. The trendy central console is equipped with an infotainment system along with a climate control unit . Apart from this, it also has an advanced instrument panel featuring an on-board computer with a radiant 4.8-inch high resolution color screen that displays gear indicators, external temperature, service interval notification and several other warning lights.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is powered by a 3.0-litre, turbocharged V6 diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2967cc . It has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 258bhp between 4000 to 4250rpm in combination with a commanding torque of 580Nm in the range of 1750 to 2500rpm. It is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the SUV to generate between 14.5 to 17.5 Kmpl approximately under standard driving conditions. This engine is paired with a 7-speed Porsche PDK dual clutch automatic transmission gear box, which has the ability to deliver a power packed performance. It can accelerate from 0-100 Kmph in 6.1 seconds, while it can achieve a breathtaking top speed of 230 Kmph.
Braking and Handling:
The car maker has blessed this SUV with a proficient braking system that is equipped with Porsche stability management (PSM) along with anti lock braking system, ASR, ABD, MSR and trailer stability management . All the wheels have been fitted with internally ventilated disc brakes with six piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers. On the other hand, the front and rear axles are assembled with air suspension system, which also has self leveling and height adjustment function. It is blessed with highly responsive steering wheel, which makes handling quite convenient.
This Porsche Macan S Diesel variant is bestowed with a number of innovative features along with a few optional aspects, which gives the occupants a luxurious feel while traveling. It has a CDR Plus audio system with high-resolution 7-inch color touchscreen. It features radio with RDS twin tuner and single CD/DVD drive, supporting MP3 playback along with eleven speakers and one external amplifier. This variant comes with an automatic climate control system with separate temperature settings for driver and front passenger . It also has automatic air recirculation mode including air quality sensor, separate air flow regulation and humidity sensor. In addition to these, it is equipped with tinted thermally insulated glass, heated rear windscreen with auto off function, four 12V sockets, a multi-functional steering wheel with gear shift paddles, no smoking package and many other such features.
The list of features include side impact protection beams for doors, height adjustable 3-point automatic seat belts with pretensioner, ISOFIX mounting points for child seats, an engine immobilizer with in-key transponder and two stage locking, Porsche hill control, automatic hold function and remote central locking system. It also has full size airbags for driver and front co-passenger along with side and curtain airbags for entire frame and side windows, which further enhances the safety in case of collision. It also has rollover detection for activating airbags and seat belts with pretensioner.
1. Powerful engine with decent acceleration and pick up.
2. Lots of innovative safety and comfort aspects.
1. Cost of ownership is too high.
2. Fuel economy is not that great.
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