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07-02-2024 | Sport Utility Vehicle | Editor´s Pick | News

Porsche Presents New 800-Volt Macan SUV

Author: Patrick Schäfer

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Porsche has presented its second battery-electric model: The new Porsche Macan will be launched this year as the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo.

The new Porsche Macan is a completely new development and is 4,784 mm long, 1,938 mm wide and 1,622 mm high. The battery-electric 800 V SUV is based on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) and will initially be launched in the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo versions. At the front, the headlights are now split into two: The four-point daytime running lights are embedded in the wings, while the main headlights are located further down. Matrix LEDs are also available as an option. The wheels are up to 22" in size and the rear is characterized by a light bar.

Compared to its predecessor, the wheelbase of the five-seater has grown by 86 mm to 2,893 mm. The rear luggage compartment offers a volume of 540 to 1,348 liters. The luggage compartment in the front offers a further 84 liters. There are up to three displays in the cockpit of the Macan: the free-standing 12.6" instrument cluster in curved design, the 10.9" central display for infotainment and an optional 10.9" screen for the front passenger. A head-up display with augmented reality technology is also available for the driver. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system uses Android Automotive OS as its operating system.

Porsche Macan Always With All-Wheel Drive

According to Porsche, the e-SUV should offer a "real sports car feeling". In the Macan 4, the two electric motors on the front and rear axles deliver up to 300 kW (408 hp), while the Macan Turbo has an output of up to 470 kW (639 hp). The maximum torque of the permanently-excited PSM electric motors is 650 and 1,130 Nm respectively, while the all-wheel drive is controlled via the electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management (ePTM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) in the Turbo model. The Macan 4 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, while the Macan Turbo takes 3.3 seconds. The top speed is reached at 220 and 260 km/h respectively. The maximum towing capacity is 2,000 kg. 

With the help of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) and a smooth underbody, the Cd value is said to be 0.25. PAA includes the adaptive rear spoiler, active cooling flaps on the front air intakes and flexible covers on the underbody. The 100-kWh gross capacity of the battery should enable ranges of between 516 and 613 km in the Macan 4. The turbo model has a range of 518 to 591 km according to the WLTP. While driving, the Macan can recuperate up to 240 kW of energy. The DC charging capacity at 800 V charging points is said to be up to 270 kW. At 400 V charging points, a high-voltage switch in the battery splits the 800 V battery into two batteries, each with a nominal voltage of 400 V.

Porsche Macan Enters the Market in 2024

The base model is equipped with steel suspension, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damper control and air suspension are standard on the Turbo. In addition, rear-axle steering with a maximum steering angle of 5° is also available in the Macan for the first time. The first models of the new Porsche Macan are due to be delivered to customers in mid-2024.

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