Porsche India has recently started accepting bookings for their new Macan Turbo, an electric vehicle, with deliveries expected to begin in the latter half of 2024. Priced at an ex-showroom cost of Rs 1.65 crore, details about the pricing of its counterpart, the Macan 4, haven't been disclosed yet. The electric Macan will be available alongside the petrol version until the end of 2025, after which the series will shift entirely to electric models.
About the Electric Macan
The electric Macan is longer, wider, and slightly lower than the current petrol model. It shares its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture with the Audi Q6 E-tron, a platform that will also be used by the upcoming electric Cayenne. This new platform includes shared chassis components, batteries, and power electronics.
Design and Features
The Macan's exterior design takes inspiration from the Taycan, particularly noticeable in its unique headlights and LED rear light bar. The car's sleek profile and rear end, featuring a retractable spoiler, mark a significant design evolution from the first-generation Macan.
Inside, the Macan mirrors the current Cayenne in style and layout. It includes up to three digital displays, with an optional extra touchscreen for the passenger. The gear selector has been repositioned to the dashboard for additional console space. The car boasts a roomier interior thanks to a longer wheelbase, with a boot capacity of 540 liters and an additional 84-liter front trunk.
Performance and Powertrain
The Macan is equipped with dual motors and a single-speed gearbox on each axle. The Macan 4 offers a combined power of 408hp and can accelerate from 0-100kph in 5.2 seconds, while the more powerful Macan Turbo delivers 639hp and can reach 0-100kph in just 3.3 seconds.
Battery, Charging, and Range
Featuring a 95kWh battery, the Macan can be charged rapidly, achieving a 10-80 percent charge in about 21 minutes. It also includes a regenerative braking system. The Macan 4 has a range of up to 613km, while the Turbo version can travel up to 591km on a full charge, as per the WLTP standards.
Suspension and Steering
The Macan 4 comes with a steel suspension system, while the Turbo variant is equipped with an advanced air suspension system with Porsche Active Suspension Management and electronic damping control. Both models offer optional rear steering, a first for the Macan, enhancing maneuverability with a tight turning circle of 11.1m.
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