Here we go our next fast car for you to check out – a German crossover of Porsche Macan S which cost starts from $50k mark. The car of the given version is equipped by the 3,0-litre gasoline engine capacity of 340 horsepowers with a peak twisting moment of 460 Nanometers which (Porsche Doppelkupplung) and a constant all-wheel drive works together with seven-band automatic transmission PDK.
Before to start car testing, we with interest studied some details of its biography. In general, mid-sized with a bonus crossover of Porsche Macan S is concerning new model, after all car deliveries in the official European dealer centers began on April, 5th current year, and the quota for the Russian market current year makes 1500 cars. One more feature of Porsche Macan is its platform which underlies one more German crossover – Audi Q5. Some name its reduced copy of Porsche Cayenne, and in it there is a element of truth…
So, we come nearer to the car on parking and at once we mark presence of firm, traditional Porsche’s only for sports cars, visual differences. The passing suffices to understand that before us there is a bonus car. And though proportions of Porsche Macan and Audi Q5 are approximately identical, looks Macan is much more sports. Not there is some by motto of the given model in Porsche company chose a slogan «The one who prefers to be the first, should not follow the lead of others». Bypassing the car from different directions, the feeling of admiration of it only amplified. The aggressive look of a front part of a body gives out at once its sports character. Bi-Xenon head lights established in a cowl, gives to shape of the car original originality.
Sideways Macan looks how and it is necessary to Porsche. Visually, apparently, that the car is similar on a predator who prepares to make a jump. The car roof has a line falling to the rear which besides aesthetic effect gives to a body the improved aerodynamic characteristics. To such line in the company even entitled – Porsche Flyline. The contribution to the general shape of a crossover is brought also by lateral moldings of the body which stylistic execution reminds model of Porsche 918 Spyder. Thanking these moldings visually doors seem less, and lateral parts of a body look more sports and narrow. By the way, similarity of Macan with 918 Spyder is traced and at the rear end where rear light-emitting diode flashlights similar on a design with 3D-effect are established.
Receiving the first impressions of acquaintance to Porsche Macan S exterior, we pass to studying of its interior. Taken place on a driver’s armchair, almost at once there was a sensation of that the sheaf the driver/car in Porsche Macan S is a single whole. The interior ergonomics are that that it “integrates” into herself both the driver, and passengers literally. It is felt that the arrangement of controls miscalculated very carefully. Being inside Macan, without exaggeration you feel yourself in a sports cockpit, without looking at all at rather high landing. Readership of a speed and other info panel with three “wells”, with a traditional average arrangement of a tachometer, simply magnificent. Pleased and tree parts multi wheel with very convenient grasp and underwheel the petals which design besides reminds a steering wheel 918 Spyder. Quite good ergonomics steering of multimedia system, besides it also the intuitive differs also. The back row of seats as differs convenient landing and presence of free space. Besides, the rear seat can be transformed to proportions 40/20/40, and it is additional plus to functionality of the car.
But anyway, the main task of any our test drive is to find out road performance and car possibilities, therefore we start directly driving. As it was told above, under a cowl of our Porsche Macan S the V-shaped six-cylinder petrol motor with two turbines which working volume makes 3,0 litres has been established, and as transmission is applied pre-selected automatic box PDK. According to passport data, 340 horsepower’s with a peak twisting moment of 460 Nanometers disperse the car to 100 kilometers per hour for 5,4 seconds, and its maximum speed makes 254 kilometers per hour. For admirers of mark this engine is already familiar under the updated version of model of Porsche Panamera, truth in view of big forced aspiration and other program ЭБУ, in Panamera it is a bit more powerful (420 h.p. and 520 Nanometers). To feel the main advantage of this motor — dynamics, at once we go towards a country line. Leaving on a free site, we press an accelerator pedal. To describe words the grab instantly pressing in embraces of an armchair, perhaps, it does not turn out is it is necessary to experience personally. To tell “fire” – nothing to tell, so emotional it is capable to be Macan S.
At the same time, taking over the control of the emotions, we notice that pull-rod bi-turbo with interest suffices the unit on all modes of movement, and work pneumatic chassis and electric absorbers provides Porsche Macan S phenomenal comfort. The suspender “ate” small roughnesses completely, and larger holes for it appeared not a hindrance, and such characteristics for the car with the present sports character for today a rarity. For driving in aggressive style there are two modes – Sport and Sport Plus in which the suspender becomes more “chucked”, with almost total absence of lists. At the same time, roadability Macan S is very similar to roadability of the present sports cars. Not without reason admirers of mark christened model as «a sport car in a crossover body». Separately to cost to note excellent work of the seven-band automatic machine and all-wheel drive system. Judging by our supervision and as to numerous responses — together with the 3,0-litre power unit, work PDK differs the best smoothness.
After a close acquaintance with Porsche Macan S, at us the opinion was generated that this model can become worthy alternative to such bonus car as new BMW X3 well and by itself Audi Q5. Thus Macan S even to some extent surpasses them in respect of comfort, a sports orientation and dynamics.
2015 Porsche Macan S Technical Characteristics
|Cylinder layout / number of cylinders||V engine / 6|
|Engine layout||Front Engine / All wheel drive|
|Compression ratio||9.8 : 1|
|Top Track Speed||156 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||5.2 sec (5.0 sec w/ Sport Chrono)|
|PDK||Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), 7-speed transmission|
|City (estimate)||17 mpg|
|Highway (estimate)||23 mpg|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||76.1 in. (82.6 in.)|
|Maximum payload||1510 lbs|
|Curb weight||4112 lbs|
|Luggage compartment volume (with seats folded)||17.7 cu.-ft. (53.0 cu.-ft.)|
|Fuel tank||17.2 gal.|
|MSRP $ 49,900.00|