Macan concept.

Those who prefer to blaze a trail of their own don't need to follow the lead of others. We're thinking specifically about cars known as compact SUVs, characterized by five doors, five seats, all-wheel drive- and, of course, a higher sitting position. But aren't they lacking a certain something? Something that adds a little life, lets us enjoy a more intimate relationship with the road and delivers great driving pleasure. A concept that boasts plenty of space for hobbies, leisure and sport. But no room for compromise. Compact, concentrated and intensive, but still powerful. Practical, but never ordinary. It is by these standards that we created the Macan, and saw it emerge with four distinct guises. Each one a sports car. Each one unmistakable in its own segment. Each one a genuine Porsche-from design and driving dynamics to equipment specification. From our dynamic entrylevel model to the ultra sporty S variant and the striking GTS model to the Turbo, which sets performance standards in its vehicle class. All Macan models were developed, tested and built in keeping with the Porsche philosophy. That's where we take sporty style and performance from the racetrack and inject them into everyday driving. We make the Macan as efficient as possible-and of course, comfortable. No efforts were spared. Our engineers achieved their development objective: the first sports car among compact SUVs. The Macan-built for an intensive life in which the thirst for experience and thrills are ever present, and in which new challenges are a permanent driving force. Built for a life that refuses to be cut-short by conventions and feels all the more authentic for it. Direct and intimate. A sports car that gives us what we're looking for, even in our everyday life: that feeling of being alive.

Exterior design

The face of every model in the Macan range lays bare the dominant sporty genes of their hereditary line. Markers include the characteristic headlights, which are recessed in the hood. The large, imposing air intakes of the front fascia are just waiting to inhale fresh air. Every single second. The hood stretches through to the wheel arches. This lends the front a broad and powerful presence and reminds us of the legendary Porsche 917, which won countless victories in the early 1970s - including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it held the distance record for 39 years. The side profile is typically Porsche. From this angle, every muscle appears flexed - like a predator ready to pounce. The roof line slopes distinctively down towards the rear, drawing the customary sports car contour that promises excellent aerodynamics. Our designers call it the Porsche flyline. A visual highlight of the Macan is the sideblades. Not only do they set a sporty accent, their design pays homage to the 918 Spyder. They make the proportions of the doors appear narrower and the flanks seem much sleeker and sportier. Sideblades are available in matte black, Lava Black, in the exterior color of the vehicle or - for a particularly exclusive statement - in carbon fiber. A black (high-gloss) finish is reserved exclusively for the Turbo exterior package.

In sizes of up to 21 inches, the wheels of the Macan are equally eye-catching. The particular Macan model that you see before you is recognizable by its brake calipers: red on the Macan Turbo models. Typically PorscheThe classic Porsche sports car design reveals itself at the rear: sleek at the top, broader as you approach the rear wheels - a homage to the 911. The styling of the rear hatch gives the rear end a particularly harmonious form. For convenience, the rear hatch on all Macan models is equipped with an automatic powerlift function. The slimline LED taillights have three-dimensional proportions, which gives them an extraordinary appearance of depth - and captures your attention. The overall effect is to make the Macan look low, wide and thus intimate with the road - like any genuine Porsche. After all, a muscle-toned body is meant to be admired from the rear as well as the front. Of course, our engineers took great care to ensure that the interior of the Macan is just as intensive with sports car sensations.

Interior design

As a creator of sports cars, we know that driver and car must form a single entity. As such, you do not simply sit in the Macan - the ergonomic architecture integrates you into the vehicle. The three-dimensional arrangement of the controls lends the interior a cockpit-style layout. In typical Macan fashion, the sporty front seats convey a sense of height above the road but a firm connection with it. This feeling can be experienced in an even more exclusive way - with the new Turbo interior package, available only for the MacanTurbo and in a choice of two contrasting colors: Rhodium Silver and Garnet Red. Eye-catching through and through: the black full leather interior with the use of Alcantara® on the seat centers, center console armrest and door armrests. The front and outer rear seat belts, the tachometer, deviated stitching and the 'turbo' logo embroidered on the headrests are finished in the contrasting color. So it goes to show once again: the Macan Turbo not only looks outstanding on the road - it is the epitome of exceptional exclusivity. The instrument panel, with its cluster of three dials, is always in view - just like in a classic sports car. In the center: the rev counter. To the right: the 4.8-inch color screen. This displays a range of useful information as well as a host of new functions introduced with the latest version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM).

Thanks to the ascending center console - a typical feature of a sports car - you don't have very far to reach from the steering wheel to the PDK gear selector and most important vehicle functions. The ignition lock, as ever, is closest to the door - typically Porsche. The multifunction three-spoke sport steering wheel is inspired by the design of the 918 Spyder - and an established motorsport principle: keep your hands on the wheel. Two manually operated and ergonomically positioned gearshift paddles enable fast and sporty gear changes. Sound and navigation systems follow the ergonomics philosophy. Equipped with a high-resolution color touchscreen, they offer intuitive ease of use. With the versatile three-way split-folding rear bench seat - ratio 40 : 20 : 40 - you can adapt the Macan perfectly to your needs. On the subject of customization, you can make the interior even more individual thanks to a diverse selection of options. The palette of materials and finishes ranges from classic to sporty. For an exclusive ambience, you could have the interior of your Macan lined in leather in various ways or have the finish refined with the elegant wood dark walnut. For a theme that places the emphasis on sport, choose Alcantara®, carbon-fiber or brushed aluminium. However you personalize the interior of your Macan, remember one thing: there are no limits.

Notable Features

2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-charged in-line engine producing 185 kW (252 hp) and 370 Nm   |   7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with Auto Start Stop function   |   18-inch Macan wheels   |   Four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front, single-piston floating calipers at rear   |   Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive   |   Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)   |   Porsche Communication System (PCM)   |   SPORT button

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