Porsche’s 2.0-litre Macan will soon make its way into the Indian market. This entry-level model comes powered by a 252PS 2.0-litre turbocharged engine.
This turbocharged petrol motor comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system is standard. This model will then become the least powerful one in the Macan range in India, as this engine churns out 250bhp of power and 370Nm of torque. On paper this might look the least powerful, but this mill propels the car from 0-100kmph in 6.7seconds. And, a top speed of 229kmph is not at all bad for the SUV.
The current Macan models are priced from Rs 1 crore – Rs 1.11 crore, where the Cayenne models also start. It was seen that the customers opted for the larger Cayenne in the almost same price bracket. So the Stuttgart-based manufacturer might price the Macan’s 2.0-litre variant at Rs 97-98 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).
The exterior design begins with the bonnet that has the car headlights. The Porsche flyline comprises the sloppy roof of the car that goes smoothly down towards the rear. The perfectly designed side blades of the Porsche Macan are available in carbon color and give a sporty look to the wings of the car and make the proportions of the doors appear narrower. The wheels of the car are available in sizes of up to 21 inches. The S versions have the silver colored brake calipers while the Turbo version has red calipers. The rear part of the car consists of the delicate top, widening as it flows towards the wheel. One feature typical of all Macan versions is that they are all equipped with an automatic powerlift function in the rear hatch. The LED taillights have three-dimensional proportions giving it an attractive look.
The interior consists of a three tube design. The rev counter is centrally positioned in the front space of the car. The 4.8-inch color screen occupies the place to its right and displays information from the on-board computer. On the left is the ignition lock. The gearshift paddles are manual in operation and enable quick gear changes. Installed in the car is the high-resolution color touch screen. The Macan gives the users the choice to customization. There is a diversified selection of options: choose aluminum or carbon as a theme or decorate with the dark wood walnut, it’s an individual’s choice. The rear, bench, and seat are in the ratio 40:20:40 to match the individual requirements.
Engine and Transmission
It has a 3.0-litre twin- turbo V6 engine that consists of 6 cylinders. The displacement is 2,997 cm³ and the engine power is 250 kW (340 hp); the power at rpm is 5,500-6,500 per minute. The maximum torque is 460Nm and at rpm it is 1,450-5,000.The compression ratio is 9.8:1.The Sports Chrono Package has a Sports Plus Button, which enhances the performance of the engine. The package also includes a stopwatch and the Launch Control function for the fastest possible acceleration. The Porsche Communication Management is also a feature of the car models that display lap times and other driving starts for e.g. on a racetrack.
Porsche India to soon launch the 2.0-litre Macan