Porsche has delivered more than 800,000 Macans worldwide since 2014. The all-electric successor, which is produced in a carbon-neutral manner at the Porsche plant in Leipzig, is set to continue this success story. Does it really have what it takes? Here are a few facts about the Macan 4 e-SUV and the Macan Turbo, which celebrated their world premiere in Singapore today (January 25):
470 kW, 639 hp, to 100 km/h in 3.3, seconds: Porsche relies exclusively on the latest generation of permanently excited PSM electric motors on the front and rear axles. They achieve a high level of efficiency and enable optimum reproducibility of power output. The figures speak for electric performance at the highest level: in conjunction with Launch Control, the Macan 4 achieves up to 300 kW (408 hp) of overboost power, while the Macan Turbo delivers up to 470 kW (639 hp). The maximum torque is 650 and 1,130 Nm respectively. This guarantees sporty performance: The Macan 4 accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, the Macan Turbo takes 3.3 seconds. The top speed is reached at 220 and 260 km/h respectively.
Premium Platform Electric with 800-volt architecture: the electric motors draw their energy from a lithium-ion battery in the underbody, of which up to 95 kWh of the 100-kWh gross capacity is actively used. The HV battery is a central component of the newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with 800-volt architecture, on which the new Macan is the first Porsche model to be based. The DC charging capacity is up to 270 kW. The battery charge level can be raised from ten to 80 percent in around 21 minutes at a suitable fast-charging station. At 400-volt charging stations, a high-voltage switch in the battery splits the 800-volt battery into two batteries, each with a nominal voltage of 400 volts. This enables particularly efficient charging without an additional HV booster with an output of up to 135 kW. AC charging with up to 11 kW is possible at standard household wallboxes.
Plenty of space: electrification has increased the Macan’s load space. Depending on the model and equipment, the volume behind the rear seat bench is up to 540 liters (cargo position). There is also the so-called frunk, a second load compartment under the front hood, with 84 liters. Compared to the previous model, this is a total of 136 liters more. If the rear seat backrest is folded down completely, the rear load compartment volume increases to up to 1,348 liters. The maximum towing capacity of 2,000 kilograms rounds off the high utility value of the new Macan.
High computing power and connectivity: the Macan features the latest-generation display and operating concept with up to three screens, including the freestanding 12.6-inch instrument cluster in curved design and the 10.9-inch central display. For the first time, the front passenger can also view information, make infotainment settings or stream video content while driving via their own optional 10.9-inch screen. The Porsche Driver Experience also includes a head-up display with augmented reality technology for the first time. Virtual elements such as navigation arrows are seamlessly integrated into the real world. The image appears to the driver at a distance of ten meters and corresponds to the size of an 87-inch display.
Delivery/price: The new models will be delivered to the first customers during the second half of the year. Prices in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment, start at 84,100 euros for the Macan 4 and 114,600 euros for the Macan Turbo.