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Porsche Macan at the Los Angeles Auto Show: Don't Worry Diehards

nicad 27/10/2021 834

There is another Porsche family. The company chose to launch its latest model, the Macan, in Los Angeles. If Porsche diehards think the Cayenne SUV is blasphemous, news of the new Macan certainly won't sit well. But to be honest, there is no need to worry when the end of spring next year arrives.

Why? This compact SUV will do justice to its family heritage.

The Macan S can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in five seconds thanks to the power of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 developing 340 horsepower. Upgrade to the Turbo model and enjoy the 400 horsepower generated by its 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6. Oh, you can go from zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds.

Porsche Macan S

You wouldn't notice it with the headlights off, but it looks like Porsche has ripped a page out of the Alfa Romeo style manual. When turned on, the lights look as temperamental as the Alfa 4C. I have to hand it over to Porsche though, as the Macan's lights look better executed.

People familiar with Porsche products will be at home in the Macan. Its ignition lock is positioned to the left of the steering wheel, a feature common to Porsche. The console is well thought out, with buttons within easy reach of the driver. Porsche places the tachometer prominently in the center of the Macan's "three-tube" dashboard. From the driver's seat, you could almost fool yourself into thinking you're driving a Boxster until you look in the rearview mirror to see an extra seat and cargo area.

To be built in Leipzig, Germany, Porsche plans to build 50,000 units per year. The Macan is aimed squarely at competition from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in terms of size and price. As you'd expect, owning one won't be very cheap. Starting prices for the Macan are $49,900 for the Macan S and $72,300 for the Macan Turbo.

Check out the gallery for more photos.

Porsche Macan S

Porsche Macan S

Porsche Macan S

Porsche Macan S

Interior Porsche Macan Turbo

Interior Porsche Macan Turbo

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Porsche Macan Turbo

Porsche Macan S


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