7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
The new Macan is equipped with the 7-speed PDK transmission, which changes gear in fractions of a second with no interruption to the flow of power. Whenever a particular gear is engaged, the next gear is already preselected. Gear changes take place in milliseconds providing for a sporty, dynamic and agile driving feel.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system includes an electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch, automatic brake differential (ABD), and anti-slip regulation (ASR). Sensors continuously check the rotation speeds of all four wheels, the longitudinal and lateral acceleration of the vehicle, and the steering angle. You can feel what it’s like to be driving a genuine sports car: traction, driving safety, outstanding steering behavior, superior handling, and excellent dynamics typical of Porsche.
VarioCam Plus System
With VarioCam, the intake and exhaust camshafts are each equipped with a fully variable vanecell controller for stepless timing adjustments. This delivers high specific power and torque – even at low engine speeds – and, above all, reduced fuel consumption and low emissions. The VarioCam Plus switches the lift of the intake valves, resulting in instant acceleration and smooth engine running performance.
Direct fuel injection (DFI)
With millisecond precision, the DFI injects fuel at up to 200 bar directly into the combustion chamber. By enabling a homogeneous distribution of air/fuel mixture, spray and cone angles are optimized for torque, power output, fuel consumption, and emissions.
To improve fuel economy, the auto start/ stop function switches the engine off when coming to a stop at traffic lights. The coasting function decouples the engine from the transmission to make optimum use of momentum and to coast for longer distances. The radiator grille shutter opens cooling air flaps only as needed to improve aerodynamics, and the electrical system is recharged on demand during engine overrun phases to further reduce fuel consumption.
Sports tailpipes and exhaust system
Available in a choice of silver or black and a highly polished chrome-plated stainless steel finish, twin dual-tube tailpipes are a treat for both the eyes and the ears.
The face alone of the new Macan reflects the sporty genes of its hereditary line. The bonnet stretches through to the wheel arches. The side profile is typically Porsche. The roof line slopes distinctively down towards the rear. New side blades make the proportions of the doors appear narrower and the flanks seem much sleeker and sportier. In sizes of up to 21 inches, the wheels of the Macan are equally eye-catching. At the rear, the classic Porsche sports car design reveals itself: slender at the top and widening into broad shoulders above the rear wheels.
The instrument panel has a three-tube design – just like in a classic sports car with a cockpit-style layout. In typical Macan fashion, sporty front seats convey a sense of height above the road without any loss of intimacy. A 4.8-inch color screen displays information from the on-board computer. A newly developed multifunction three spoke sports steering wheel further inspires the sportiness of the Macan. The palette of materials and decors ranges from classic to sporty.