These are the most recent spy pictures of the Porsche Macan, spotted with less camouflage than on previous test models
19 June 2013

These are the latest spy images of the Porsche Macan, spotted hot weather testing.

Two test cars were spotted in this latest set of photos, with the standard car testing alongside the Macan Turbo. The Turbo version has subtle styling changes from the standard Macan, including larger front air intakes and two lines of daytime running lights. Although both cars have been pictured with minimal camouflage, parts of both the front and rear light clusters are still disguised.

The car has previously been spotted testing in the Arctic Circle and at the Nürburgring. A production version is expected to be launched in October. The styling influences of the larger Cayenne are clear in the five-door Macan, the car effectively looking like a shrunken version of its bigger brother.

The Macan has a low, wide, stance and is sleek in profile, traits helped by its sharply raked windscreen and sloping roofline. The Macan is likely to measure around 4600mm long, 1890mm wide and 1650mm high, making it 210mm shorter, 50mm narrower and 40mm lower than the larger Cayenne.

Underpinning the Macan is Volkswagen Group’s next-generation MLB platform for large front- and four-wheel-drive SUVs. Audi has been heavily involved in the platform’s development, and it will also be used to underpin the next-generation Q5.

The engine range will be crowned by a new twin-turbocharged V6 with around 370bhp and 400lb ft of torque. This new engine will power the Macan Turbo, which aims to carve out a niche as a faster, more dynamic alternative to the BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque.

At the bottom of the engine range will be two four-cylinder engines – the first time four-cylinder powerplants would have appeared in a Porsche since the 968 in 1995.

On the petrol side, there will be a 220bhp 2.0-litre unit that should still be good for 0-62mph performance of 7.5sec and a 143mph top speed. The base diesel will be a 190bhp 2.0-litre turbo unit.

Other engines in the Macan’s range are set to include a 295bhp 3.6-litre V6 in the S, and a 250bhp 3.0-litre V6 in the Diesel S. A Macan Hybrid is also planned, and Porsche is also keen to use Audi’s potent new 309bhp twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 in a Diesel Turbo model.

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10 May 2012

[quote Autocar]The most production-representative Porsche Macan mule yet has been spied testing in Germany for the first time. The all-new Audi Q5-based compact SUV will go on sale in October 2013 as Porsche’s fifth model line.

Previous Macan mules have tested with Q5 bodywork, but this is the first time test mules have worn a body representative of the final production car. The influences of the larger Cayenne are clear in the five-door Macan, the car effectively looking like a shrunken version of its ...Read the full article[/quote] Like a baby Cayenne,quite neat looking,certainly better looking than most SUV'S.

Peter Cavellini.

10 May 2012

I read yesterday the review of the X3 35d on the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, it got very high rating delivering great performances and very good economy. 0-62 in 5.5s

I think that a stronger diesel engine than the 250ps V6 is crucial even if the turbo petrol could be finally deliver something new as no seriously powerful engine went in smaller SUVs until now.

10 May 2012

I´m keeping a beady eye on the V6 version ... but know it will be too much of a luxury SUV to be at home running over grass fields and up or down rough, dusty tracks.

10 May 2012

[quote Peter Cavellini]Like a baby Cayenne,quite neat looking,certainly better looking than most SUV'S.
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Personally, I still think the "grafted" Porsche nose looks as awkward and out of place on this as it does the Cayenne.

Porsche had the chance, with this car, to move their design on and I think it is an opportunity missed. What ever I think though, it will still be a good seller though as clearly fugly is the new desirable.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

19 June 2013

TegTypeR wrote:

Personally, I still think the "grafted" Porsche nose looks as awkward and out of place on this as it does the Cayenne.

Porsche had the chance, with this car, to move their design on and I think it is an opportunity missed. What ever I think though, it will still be a good seller though as clearly fugly is the new desirable.

Utter rubbish. What were you (and others) expecting them to make the front look like FFS? A Fiat Punto?...Ford Focus?...or maybe copy RR and go for the fake lower fender bars on the Evoque?

It's time some on here got over the fact that this is nothing more (or less) than Porsches corporate face, and recognize the fact that ALL manufacturers do exactly the same thing, Merc, RR, Aston, Audi, Maserati..even Vauxhall, I could go on.

Quite why people think the Porsche Cayenne and Macan should be somehow exempt from this global policy and look distinctly nothing whatsoever effing like a Porsche is beyond me.

 

19 June 2013

Cobnapint wrote:

TegTypeR wrote:

Personally, I still think the "grafted" Porsche nose looks as awkward and out of place on this as it does the Cayenne.

Porsche had the chance, with this car, to move their design on and I think it is an opportunity missed. What ever I think though, it will still be a good seller though as clearly fugly is the new desirable.

Utter rubbish. What were you (and others) expecting them to make the front look like FFS? A Fiat Punto?...Ford Focus?...or maybe copy RR and go for the fake lower fender bars on the Evoque?

It's time some on here got over the fact that this is nothing more (or less) than Porsches corporate face, and recognize the fact that ALL manufacturers do exactly the same thing, Merc, RR, Aston, Audi, Maserati..even Vauxhall, I could go on.

Quite why people think the Porsche Cayenne and Macan should be somehow exempt from this global policy and look distinctly nothing whatsoever effing like a Porsche is beyond me.

 

 

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19 June 2013

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You're not reading what he wrote, dimwits. He's not saying that he didn't expect the Porsche look to be grafted onto the car. He's saying that it doesn't suit this car. Duuuuh.


19 June 2013

Winston Churchill wrote:

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You're not reading what he wrote, dimwits. He's not saying that he didn't expect the Porsche look to be grafted onto the car. He's saying that it doesn't suit this car. Duuuuh.

Did you even read Cobnapints response?
Shit-for-brains.

19 June 2013

GenericAutocarComment wrote:

Winston Churchill wrote:

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You're not reading what he wrote, dimwits. He's not saying that he didn't expect the Porsche look to be grafted onto the car. He's saying that it doesn't suit this car. Duuuuh.

Did you even read Cobnapints response?
Shit-for-brains.

If you had to take a guess, what would you say? I'll help you with two options : 'yes' or could it be 'yes'?

Listen chummy, the point that our learned collegue Teg was making is that the corporate face, the face of Porsche doesn't suit this car. In this context, your little mate and his sycophantic little friend's comments (that's you! hahahaha!) make no sense at all. Porsches look like whatever Porsche designs not just one design. Try and read things first please.


10 May 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

[quote Peter Cavellini]Like a baby Cayenne,quite neat looking,certainly better looking than most SUV'S.
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Personally, I still think the "grafted" Porsche nose looks as awkward and out of place on this as it does the Cayenne.

Porsche had the chance, with this car, to move their design on and I think it is an opportunity missed. What ever I think though, it will still be a good seller though as clearly fugly is the new desirable.

[/quote] Compared to the show car in China which was Red, the dark color doesn't do it any favors i agree,but it is a better looker than the Cayenne,subjective?

Peter Cavellini.

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