The Porsche performs just like an athlete: ruthless focus and attention to detail permeates throughout the core of the car. Take a look at the 3.0 V6 diesel powerhouse that gives the Macan all of its flair and performing gloss. It goes from one extreme to the other all while ensuring that drivers are taken care of. The turbocharged V6 is responsible for the acceleration of 0 - 60 mph in 6.3 seconds while the top speed is crowned at 142 mph. Torque is an impressive 580 Nm while Autocar.co.uk said that this is a very fuel efficient car that is bound to please. The fact it is a diesel car will also please people who want a performance SUV.
Autocar.co.uk said that the Macan is supremely refined; we couldn't agree more. From the steel suspension to the 7-speed PDK transmission, there is something elegant yet forceful about the Macan that would be difficult to see in other car models. The Macan is built on the Audi Q5 platform but it has its own distinct performance identity. The driving dynamics of the Macan also make it stand out. Drivers can choose from Porsche Traction Management (PTM) to monitor the conditions of the road while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is used to adjust the damping force of the car.
If you need our Porsche Macan hire car to be stabilised in harsh driving conditions, the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is on hand to help. The PSM works to identity extremely tough driving conditions to ensure that you are safe. In tandem with the Advanced Braking System, safety reigns as a key theme of the Macan. As well as improving safety, Porsche has worked hard to improve the exhaust. The exhaust emission control with cooling air flaps for example means that the exhausts are safer while improving fuel efficiency as well.
When you find yourself in tight corners, Porsche is there to help you to get out. With the assistance of Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), this is a control that will automatically put mild brake pressure when your Macan is approaching corners. Porsche clearly want to make the Macan to be an example of technology at its best and it looks like they are achieving this with precision on this model. Driving styles can be chosen between Sport, Sport Plus and Comfort depending on what kind of experience you want with the Macan.
The white exterior of our Macan rental car beholds plenty of elements that make the Macan S truly special. The body looks muscular without having lost its sense of humour. The body is compact, and it said to be smaller than the Cayenne. It has not lost its 4 x 4 aura though as it is supported by 18" wheels that are made from aluminium. These wheels are well taken care of thanks to the Wheels and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to manage wear and tear. LED fog lights and daytime running lights are very helpful additions to the exterior because they make life easier for the driver and for other motorists to spot the Macan S.
The front look of the Macan is definitely Porsche - you can see Porsche in the DNA of the exterior from the jewel yet bug-like headlamps that look at you with ferocity. There are hints of the 911 sports car's heritage throughout the exterior of the Macan. The athletic look of the Porsche is ideal for the SUV frame of the car. Porsche has proven with the body of the Macan that it knows how to bridge the gap between a sports car and an SUV.
Porsche approached building the interior of the car as architects. The blueprint was to take the spirit of the Macan's crisp exterior and translate it into a soft, textured yet firm cabin that will give the driver and passengers exactly what they are looking for. From the plush leather seats to the spacious approach of the interior design, it is clear that the Macan has an interior that many drivers and passengers want to be in.
Comfort was another important theme to integrate into the cabin. Porsche did this by adding extra room in the rear for passengers as well as space at the front for the driver and front passenger. The colour touch screen and infotainment system provide the driver with technology and data at all times. Porsche wanted to make it easier for drivers during car hire by including controls for the infotainment system from the steering wheel. The centre console with controls and buttons continues to put power back into the hands of the driver of the Macan. At the helm of this SUV thanks to the sports steering wheel, Porsche enthusiasts will feel like they can control anything that they want. This is because the steering wheel has manually operated gearshift paddles that can be used when a sporty kick to driving is needed. This is how Porsche is injected a drop of racing culture into this elegant SUV.
The cabin is built for long drives and plenty of passengers as seen by the 500 litre capacity of luggage in the boot of the car. For days when you want to go on long road trips, the BOSE surround sound system will keep you happy thanks to its 14 speakers that accompany the car. The interior of the Macan is the complete package from head to toe - its success is proof that Porsche knows how to mix the spirit of the sports car in a SUV to ignite passion for models like the Macan.