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      There is not much we do not know about the Porsche Macan at this point. The mini-Cayenne based on the Audi Q5 platform has been testing for quite some time now and Porsche themselves has teased the new SUV a number of times. The official reveal for the Macan is set for the Los Angeles International Auto Show in late November but the Belgians just did not feel like waiting. The magazine DRIVR posted this photo just a few hours ago.

      So, the design plays it safe which is somewhat surprising. Does the vehicle look good? Most definitely as uses a familiar headlight design from Porsche and the interior theme that started with the Panamera that the Cayenne and 991 generation 911 both share.

      Expect higher resolution photos of the real deal to start leaking out now that the Belgians jumped the gun.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Belgian magazine leaks the 2014 Porsche Macan design early - Pictures started by Sticky View original post
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      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Methinks the wife's 328ix wagon will be going away sometime next spring. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Methinks the wife's 328ix wagon will be going away sometime next spring. Click here to enlarge
        I think my Cayenne will be going away as well.
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        whoosh -
        Comparison between Macan and Q5:

        http://www.macanforum.com/forum/atta...ckers-side.jpg
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        No hotlinking from them.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No hotlinking from them.
        I tried to snag it using the image import/local store option but no dice.... Click here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        I tried to snag it using the image import/local store option but no dice.... Click here to enlarge
        Right click, save, then upload here.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Right click, save, then upload here.
        iPad during work hours. :-/ no local storage/upload.... I'll fix it later on
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        iPad during work hours. :-/ no local storage/upload.... I'll fix it later on
        You can't save things to your Ipad? Why not?
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        Some info from the article: (consensus on another porsche forum is the pictures are photoshopped).

        - Three engine choices at the introduction:
        Macan S: 3.0 V6 B-Turbo 340hp, 460NM (340lbs-ft)
        Macan Turbo: 3.6 V6 Bi-Turbo 400hp, 550NM (405 lbs-ft)
        Macan S Diesel: 3.0 V6 258hp, 600NM (442lbs-ft)

        - 0-62mph for Macan Turbo: 4.5 sec

        - 4-cylinder engines arrive in 2015 (Both petrol and diesel)

        - Much lower center of gravity than Audi Q5 (Macan is an inch lower), despite being slightly heavier than Q5.

        - They call it the most agile SUV ever! They say that they will not be surprised if the Macan Turbo does the Nordschleife in around 8 minutes (close to Cayman S)

        - Seating position very low for an SUV, despite of that is the headspace in the back not very well for people taller than 6'2". Legroom is almost the same as in the Q5. Overall practicallity is not as good as the Q5. Overall visibillity is also not as good as the Q5.

        - Interior quality is best in class, although ergonomically not as good as Audi Q5. Interior is much more sporty than Cayenne.

        - Macan feels almost sportscar-like, when driving the car.

        - With the optional air-suspension you can rise the car about 4cm (1,6 inches) for more ground clearance.

        - They are 100% sure the Macan will be a succes for Porsche

        The end quote:
        The Porsche Macan is not the better Audi Q5, but the way more sporty Q5. As crisp and emotional like a Cayman and by far the most agile production SUV ever built. Porsche will have no problems to reach the target of selling 50.000 Macans.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Some info from the article: (consensus on another porsche forum is the pictures are photoshopped).

        - Three engine choices at the introduction:
        Macan S: 3.0 V6 B-Turbo 340hp, 460NM (340lbs-ft)
        Macan Turbo: 3.6 V6 Bi-Turbo 400hp, 550NM (405 lbs-ft)
        Macan S Diesel: 3.0 V6 258hp, 600NM (442lbs-ft)

        - 0-62mph for Macan Turbo: 4.5 sec

        - 4-cylinder engines arrive in 2015 (Both petrol and diesel)

        - Much lower center of gravity than Audi Q5 (Macan is an inch lower), despite being slightly heavier than Q5.

        - They call it the most agile SUV ever! They say that they will not be surprised if the Macan Turbo does the Nordschleife in around 8 minutes (close to Cayman S)

        - Seating position very low for an SUV, despite of that is the headspace in the back not very well for people taller than 6'2". Legroom is almost the same as in the Q5. Overall practicallity is not as good as the Q5. Overall visibillity is also not as good as the Q5.

        - Interior quality is best in class, although ergonomically not as good as Audi Q5. Interior is much more sporty than Cayenne.

        - Macan feels almost sportscar-like, when driving the car.

        - With the optional air-suspension you can rise the car about 4cm (1,6 inches) for more ground clearance.

        - They are 100% sure the Macan will be a succes for Porsche

        The end quote:
        The Porsche Macan is not the better Audi Q5, but the way more sporty Q5. As crisp and emotional like a Cayman and by far the most agile production SUV ever built. Porsche will have no problems to reach the target of selling 50.000 Macans.
        Excellent post, thanks.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You can't say things to your Ipad? Why not?
        Save, yes. But then to upload, iPad doesn't have a way to browse local storage as if it were files on a PC.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Save, yes. But then to upload, iPad doesn't have a way to browse local storage as if it were files on a PC.
        Yes it does. Save the image then go to upload attachment and it will let you choose from your images.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Finally got to my notebook... I'll try ipad stuff another time.

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        Sticky -
        Who can translate?
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Ripped off from another site:

        Translated from German mag. AutoZeitung:
        http://www.autozeitung.de/auto-fahrb...rprobungsfahrt




        There once was a sports car manufacturer who built only 911. According to the models Cayman, Boxster, Panamera , Cayenne, 918 and comes with the Macan now, which will build on the success of the Porsche Cayenne.


        "The steers already clean one, right?" Porsche development chief Wolfgang Hatz can not hide a smile of satisfaction with our cornering. The Macan, Porsche's second SUV, the "small" Cayenne, so to speak, taking the curves as they come. Calm, stoic. This an SUV? No sway, no contortions around the vertical axis, even in fast S-curves is the Macan as the proverbial board. was previously the Cayenne the benchmark in the SUV, the lighter and smaller Macan has even more maneuverable and agile. Only at high lateral accelerations, where many of its competitors because of its driving dynamics handicaps acquaintance had been made with the green, the Macan go gently into understeer. "Since we are still working on it, we drive up to the start of series production still from" Wolfgang Hatz are on the test drive safely.


        PORSCHE MACAN: SUV WITH ENOUGH HORSEPOWER
        Course has Macan also gathered the necessary horses under the hood. We drove the V6 turbo, which develops from a displacement of 3.6 liters, 400 hp and a torque of 520 Nm. The new engine is based on the V6, which is usually in the Panamera S does its job. For Macan, it was extended by a larger stroke of the crankshaft to 3.6 liters. In addition to the turbo there is to start two more engines - the aforementioned V6 in Macan S with 340 hp and a turbo diesel S with three liters and 258 hp.
        The diesel comes by the way of Audi .


        Spontaneously speaks on the turbo to the smallest movements of the accelerator, he works without vibration and smooth running. Under load it sounds sporty pitch. But perfectionist Hatz wants "something in the sound tune . "


        No tuning is necessary in the performance. In about 4.8 seconds you want the SUV - with the help of Launch Control - from the state have reached 100 km / h. The top speed will exceed 260 km / h. "With start-stop system and sailing function we want to achieve single digit consumption values," Hatz set the ambitious target. Our test car was equipped with the optional air suspension, like a sporty and tight damper tuning, which offers amazing reserves - to the surprise of the shake-Macan with good ride comfort. And even in this Vorserienauto is heard neither a Fahrwerkspoltern still creaking of the body. Typical Porsche is also the "seat philosophy." The comfortable armchairs facing in front of an extremely large amount of adjustment. If you like, the seat can drive as far down that almost pays Sportwagenfeeling.


        AUTOZEITUNG became the first magazine exclusively a Blickauf throw the interior. Three round instruments are centrally located, the center console is reminiscent of the Cayenne or Panamera. Also, the instrument panel, which is, however, carried out in the design somewhat rectangular. If desired, a quality Burmester sound system for good music provides. Most noticeable addition is the multi-function steering wheel, which is similar to that of the 918 Spyder. "This has incurred me from the beginning that I wanted to have in Macan," laughs Hatz. The three-spoke steering wheel contains the menu control and operate the phone and is also equipped with shift paddles, on the excellent seven-speed PDK is adapted to operate from ZF. The transitions are sitting, the dual-clutch transmission shifts quickly and smoothly. It supports a sporty driving style as well as the electro-mechanical steering system that works exactly and precisely. For the Grip Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tires (front 265/40 R 21, rear 295/35 R 21) responsible. Almost superfluous to mention that the big ventilated disc brakes are excellent to dose and delay brutal.


        COUPE BODY
        Of about 4.70 meters long Porsche Macan (width: 1.93 m, height: 1.62 m) is indeed on the modified platform of the Audi Q5, physical appearances are not otherwise determine.


        The entry into the World Macan should start at around € 60,000, the turbo is driven by us facilitate the account by about 80,000 euros. But already, the Cayenne has proved how successfully can be a Porsche SUV. Currently by far the best-selling Porsche brought a good 75,000 times at the man in the past year. Wolfgang Hatz is at Macan full of confidence: "We have found a really good car on the wheels. I'm not worried, the Macan is a success. "


        Volker Koerdt
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Full size images of the interior from that mag article...

        this appears to be the first production car to have the multifunction wheel controls AND paddles. Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky. Are you going to the unveiling at the auto show next week?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Are you going to the unveiling at the auto show next week?
        Of course.