With the Macan launched, Porsche is once a sporty and practical mid-size SUV. Typical of Porsche, he turned out to be in terms of dynamics, the competition in the shade. The did not want to leave Mercedes and BMW sit up and loaded properly!

Porsche Macan Turbo

a 2.9 V6 Biturbo gasoline engine, 440 HP (324 kW), 335 Nm@4600 rpm, 7-speed double coupler-automatic, all-wheel drive
performance: from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 s, top: 270 km/h
weight: L/B/H = 4,68/1,93/1,62 m, 1945 kg, Trunk 488-1503 l
consumption: plant 9.8 l/100 km, 224 g CO2/km, energy-E
price: ab 121’300 Swiss francs

476 and 510 HP on the GLC as AMG-Mercedes. 480 and 510 PS for the M-versions of BMW X3 and X4. Even the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV brings it to 510 HP. All get up to 700 Nm from their Six – and eight-cylinders. In contrast, the 2.9-litre works-V6 in the Macan Turbo with 440 HP (324 kW) and 550 Nm somewhat weak on the chest.

Less Power at the same speed

in Spite of this disadvantage, the Porsche but anything other than a lame horse, that is. He gallops in 4.5 seconds to 100 kph and creates 270 km/h top. With both values, the Macan Turbo is on par with the competitors. Impressive, also, with what nonchalance the two-tonne SUV, this power on the Asphalt conjures up.

The steering is terrific, the brakes are class and the vote of springs and dampers is in a League of itself. Instead of an air suspension of a finely-tuned independent suspension enough for front and rear with steel springs and variable damper adjustment. A perfect symbiosis of the everyday benefit and sportiness.


connected As a Turbo, the Macan rides on a country road or highway more than dynamic. And yet: there is something of the toxic pepper that takes on the 911 Turbo, the meaning is missing just yet. In addition, a multi-stage automatic would be more comfortable than the 7-speed dual-coupler. This is working under load, although convincing, but shows the one or other comfort weakness at slow and medium-speed driving in low speeds.

old Porsche Look

The interior is still in the old Porsche Look – so many switches next to the gear selector lever. After all, there are now also in the Macan Turbo 10.9 inches large touch screen. The space in 4,68-Meter-long Sport SUV is good (the trunk: 488 to 1503 l). The prices start at $ 121’300 francs.