Kuwaiti Newspaper | New makan … More beauty and strength

With extraordinary German touches, the new Porsche Macan for 2022 came with changes that made it more beautiful and more powerful with three models, at the top is the 440-horsepower GTS with 7-speed automatic transmission, and “Al Jarida” she chose today through the car site to talk about its modern specifications, after the experience of driving in the country. By special invitation of Porsche Center Kuwait.

The new Porsche Macan came in a different mask of improved performance, refined design and a new handling concept, with a clear performance superiority for all three models offered, compared to its previous models.

As the sporting frontier of the successful SUV series, the Macan GTS is at the forefront of the new supercar, thanks to its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, whose performance increased from 44 kW (60 hp) to 324 kW (440 hp). ).

Thanks to the typical characteristics of the GTS model in terms of engine response characteristics and power generation, the car can accelerate from stability to a speed of 100 km / h in relation to the Chrono Sport package within 4.3 seconds, knowing that the maximum speed of the car is 272 km / h.

On the other hand, the Macan S can now be launched with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which works with a capacity of 280 kW and a power of 380 hp, which is a difference of 20 kW, or 26 hp than before, and can accelerate from the ground at a speed of 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds, reaching a speed of 259 km / h, while the Macan model and the redeveloped four-cylinder in-line engine with 195 kW, with a power up to 265 hp, standard acceleration is within 6.2 seconds, and standard top speed is 232 km / h.

All engines are connected, as usual, to the Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission with seven-speed transmission and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system.

advanced suspension systems

The new Macan models move within a wide range of suspension comfort with the dynamic performance of a sports car. The suspension package has been further improved: The Macan responds more accurately to the driving situation and road conditions with a more direct response, as well as improved accuracy in the notifications sent to the driver via the steering wheel. To this end, the shock absorber characteristics of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system have been adapted, for example, to the model in question. The PASM system effectively and permanently adjusts the damping force for each individual wheel. PASM is optional on the Macan and is standard on the S and GTS models.

The Macan GTS features the new standard air suspension system, which has reduced body height by ten millimeters, making it stronger than its previous derivatives.

The driving dynamics of the new GTS in particular are the air springs which are more powerful and lighter with 10 per cent on the front axle and 15 per cent on the rear axle, compared to the previous model.

The optional GTS Sport package further enhances the driving dynamics on GT-style 21-inch wheels with performance tires, the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and the Chrono Sport package.

Attractive design

Formally, Porsche has refined its compact SUV, thanks to a series of specific changes. The restored front, wrapped in the exterior color scheme, further emphasizes the width of the car and allows the Macan to take its place on the road with greater confidence.

As for the new GTS, the front center is stored in black, like all other elements. The rear of the car is closed via a special diffuser created with a special technology. Here and at the front of the car there is a new three-dimensional structure that adorns, if desired, the side windows as well. LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS) and sporty style exterior mirrors are now available for all models in the series.

In terms of colors, the Macan comes in a total of 14 exterior colors available, including metallic papaya, metallic blue and python green for the Macan GTS with the GTS Sport package.

With the “Preferred Color” and “Color of Choice” offers, the Porsche Exclusive Factory is greatly expanding its designs. The car also comes from the factory with relatively large standard wheels: the Macan has at least 19 inches, the Macan S 20 inches and the Macan GTS 21 inches.

Work is underway to expand the program by adding a total of seven new wheel models.

new keyboard

The new Porsche Macan has a clearly developed interior saloon with a modern and elegant center keyboard. Thus, the concept of use, with its alternative touch surfaces to the optical sensory buttons, gives the cabin a clear layout.

In the center of the large utility unit is a new, miniature clutch lever. Analog clock on the clutch is now included in the standard equipment package. Various leather accessories, as well as packages in contrasting kushai blue, papaya or chalk, add if you want a touch of color in the interior design. Macan also offers many electronic features and services as standard, which can be controlled via the 10.9-inch high-resolution Porsche Communication Management system or via voice commands.

The new multifunction steering wheel Macan GT and sports steering wheel are inspired by the 911 and Panamera.

In addition to the features of steering dynamics and black exterior accents, only the new super model is available with a quality and exclusive package of equipment from the GTS Sport saloon package: including 18-way sports seats, carbon interior package and Race- Tex Equipment with Race-Tex Equipment. Other skins, different color schemes and GTS signatures in python green.

Prices start from 18,500 dinars

The new Macan is available at the Porsche Center Kuwait, where the retail price of the base model starts at 18,500 Kuwaiti dinars.

Newspaper experience. Exceptional performance and calm on the road

Al Jarida tested the new Macan from Porsche Center Kuwait, which demonstrated a great feeling for its outstanding performance that reflects the power of German Porsche vehicles as they came out with a faster engine, which was evident while driving in street.

Despite his speed and power, he was calm while driving without feeling the road air and road noise.

Driving experience proved the familiar Porsche brakes, after climbing at high speed with a sudden stop and was strong and knew no slip at all, which reflects the strength of this new vehicle.

Favorite prototype

The Macan, with more than 600,000 units exported worldwide since its inception in 2014, has a special place in Porsche: about 80 percent of Macan customers are new Porsche customers. Also, in recent years, the percentage of women buying Macan has continued to grow and has marked the highest positions in the production chain. In China, which is the largest market for Macan, nearly 60 percent of customers are women.

Youssef Al Abdullah

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