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Porsche launches its second all-electric model in the form of the all-new Macan Turbo
PORSCHE LAUNCHES ITS SECOND ALL-ELECTRIC MODEL IN THE FORM OF THE ALL-NEW MACAN TURBO
It’s mad to think that the Porsche Macan is now 10 years old, and as it happens, that’s just the right amount of time to pass for the second generation to be launched. That’s what you see here, the all-new Porsche Macan and it’s available in a couple of trims, the Macan 4 and the Turbo. Here at SXdrv we only care about the fastest range-topping model, the Turbo. We can’t be the only ones who think keeping the Turbo badge on an all-electric car is a bit weird, can we? “We are taking the Macan to a completely new level – with exceptional E-Performance, the new Driver Experience, and a very impressive design,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, at the world premiere in Singapore. “Our aim is to offer the sportiest model in its segment with the all-electric Macan,” says Jörg Kerner, Vice President of Product Line Macan. For these new Macans, Porsche uses the latest generation of permanently excited PSM electric motors on the front and rear axles. The Macan 4 produces up to 300 kW of overboost power with 650 Nm of torque, while the Macan “Turbo” generates up to 470 kW with a whopping 1,130 Nm. The electric motors draw their power from a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery in the underbody, and it's a central component of the newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with 800-volt architecture. The DC charging output is up to 270 kW and the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 % in around 21 minutes at a fast-charging station. The combined range is up to 613 km in the Macan 4 and up to 591 km in the Macan “Turbo”.
The updated design of the new Macan looks really good. “With the all-electric Macan, we are presenting the first Porsche that we are taking electric from an established product identity,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. “The new Macan is clearly recognisable by its brand identity as part of the Porsche product family. The classic Porsche proportions have been further developed and optimally adapted to the challenges of an electric vehicle. This has further heightened the sporty, modern and dynamic appearance of the Macan. The design makes it clear: The Macan remains the sports car in its segment, even in electric form.” The new Macan has a bunch of cool new things added into the mix including up to 22-inch wheels with staggered tyre fitment, optional matrix LED headlights, the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) system with an adaptive rear spoiler, active cooling flaps on the front air intakes and flexible covers on the fully sealed underbody, an updated technology-rich interior, up to three screens including a free-standing 12.6-inch, curved-design instrument cluster and the 10.9-inch central display, a head-up display with augmented reality technology, a new-generation infotainment system is based on Android Automotive OS, rear-axle steering and two-valve dampers, air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damping control, optional rear-axle steering and a whole lot more. It’ll take you a day to read up on all the features incorporated into the new Macan, which is expected from anything that bears the infamous Porsche crest. As mentioned, we’re all about the range-toppers because we’re addicted to performance and speed, so we’ll end off with a few performance figures released for the new Porsche Macan Turbo. The SUV can hit 100 km/h in as little as 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 260 km/h. The lower spec Macan 4 can hit 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and top out at 220 km/h - for comparison.
Take a look at the YouTube video from the recent worldwide, online reveal of the latest weapon in Porsche's EV lineup in the form of the all-new Macan. We like these, they have such a cool body shape with more likeable dimensions than the Cayenne, but that Turbo badging needs to be addressed. There ain't no turbo: World premiere livestream of the new all-electric Porsche Macan | Porsche
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