Photos of the Porsche Macan in its truest form have just surfaced – way ahead of its launch which is scheduled for 2013. It shares the same platform as the Audi Q5 while at the same time being a smaller and also a much more fuel efficient SUV that will come below the Porsche Cayenne in the lineup so should be an ideal candidate for Car Loan With Bad Credit customers.
The photos hint that the Macan will look like a smaller version of the Cayenne but with a much lower but curvier roofline. On the front end of the Macan, you could see very clearly some features from the Cayenne that has been carried over – the LED running lights located just below the head lights and bumper ventilation’s.
For a much sportier stance, the Macan would be wider than the Q5 and the windscreen on the rear is placed at a steeper angle. The chrome door surrounds and the curved windows the C-pillars are reminiscent features of the Cayenne.
Seen here is a five-door version but apparently Porsche wants to go head to head with the Range Rover Evoque Coupe thus a three-door version will also be built.
The engine in the Macan will much smaller and efficient that the Cayenne’s. Sourced from Audi, Porsche has re-engineered the engine themselves.
It is expected that the top of the line Macan will run a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine to output 345bhp with a seven-speed PDK transmission sending power to all four wheels. Expect a sub-5 second 0-62mph time.
That is not that to say the more efficient models wouldn’t be fast. They will be powered by an all new 2.4-liter flat four engine – the same engine Porsche is developing for its new sports car, the ‘baby Boxster’. The flat four boxer engine is important to keep the identity of Porsche intact and still be high in performance with a unique exhaust rumble.
Similar to the Cayenne, the Macan will also have diesel and hybrid variants. The diesel version is expected to use the 2.0-liter TFSI engine developed by Audi hooked up to an electric motor – doesn’t this just remind you of the Audi Q5 Hybrid?
The Macan would probably also utilize Porsche’s PASM and torque-vectoring technologies for superior grip and handling couple with the right suspension and ride height settings. Big brakes, big wheels and tyres and a much more agile steering will also come with the Macan.
The Macan will roll out of showrooms come late 2013 and would set you back about £35,000 which aint half bad for a premium Porsche SUV. Many customers come to MSG Cars to get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan With Bad Credit and so with instant decisions available whats stopping you from getting the ball rolling today!