Porsche has sold around 350,000 examples of the Macan to date, making it one of its most successful models. The formula of Porsche performance in a compact SUV package is clearly a winning one – and they’ve not departed from It in this intelligent update and design refresh for 2019.
All models feature Porsche Stability Management (PSM) with ABS, ASR, ABD, MSR and trailer stability management. The Macan’s brakes are four-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers at front and single-piston combination floating callipers at rear, discs internally vented front and rear, while the only difference for the more powerful Macan S is that the front callipers are six-piston.
Big news is the absence of diesel in the new 2019 Macan line-up. The range starts with the Macan, which boasts a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo. This produces 254PS, or 242bhp, with a maximum torque of 370Nm and CO2 emissions in the 204-185g/km range, depending on your chosen wheel/tyre combination. 0-62mph takes 6.7 seconds. If you’re after more performance, the Macan S is powered by a new 3.0-litre V6 that produces 354PS (351bhp). 0-62mph takes 5.3 seconds or 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package.
All models feature a revised chassis set-up with new springs which are lighter and stiffer than before to improve agility and body control, and all feature all-wheel drive via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
Though subtle, Porsche fans will notice the external changes, which include a new design of front bumper which accentuates the width of the Macan more. Headlights are LED as standard with an adaptive system as an option, and new wheel designs are available in 20- and 21-inch versions. At the rear the change is more obvious, namely a full-width lighting strip that brings the new Macan into line with other recent Porsche models.
Inside, there’s a new sports steering wheel but the biggest change is the new 10.9” full-HD touchscreen display with air vents repositioned below. The interior features an ascending console that puts key controls within easy reach for the driver and creates a cockpit-like feel.
|Vehicle Length||4,696 mm|
|Vehicle Width||2,098 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1,624 mm|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1,795 kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||In-line 4 cylinder/ 1,984cm³|
|Max Torque||370 Nm @ 1,600 - 4,500 rpm|
|Max Power||241 hp @ 5,000 - 6,750 rpm|
|Top Speed||139 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph in 6.7 secs|
|Combined Cycle||34.9 mpg|