Details of the New All-Electric Porsche Macan

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The new Macan with up to 470 kW (639 hp, Macan Electric models: Power consumption* combined (WLTP) 21.1 – 17.9 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km, Electric range* combined (WLTP) 516 – 613 km, Electric range* urban (WLTP) 665 – 784 km) offers e-performance on any terrain and high suitability for everyday use. Performance figures at sports car level are contrasted with high-performance fast charging with up to 270 kW and a range of up to 613 kilometres in the WLTP.

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Ten years after its market launch, the Porsche Macan is entering its second all-electric model generation. With their progressive, timeless design, brand-typical performance, long-distance range and high suitability for everyday use, the new Macan 4 and the new Macan Turbo are designed to fully meet the requirements of Porsche customers for an SUV. “We are taking the Macan to a completely new level – with exceptional e-performance, the new Driver Experience and expressive design,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, at the world premiere in Singapore.

Macan Turbo, Singapore, 2024, Porsche AG

“With the all-electric Macan, we aspire to offer the sportiest model in its segment,” says Jörg Kerner, Head of the Macan series. Porsche relies exclusively on the latest generation of permanent-magnet PSM electric motors for the front and rear axles. They achieve a high degree of efficiency and enable optimal reproducibility of the power output. The figures alone speak for top-level e-performance: In combination with Launch Control, the Macan 4 achieves up to 300 kW (408 hp, Macan 4: combined power consumption* (WLTP) 21.1 – 17.9 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km, electric range* combined (WLTP) 516 – 613 km, electric range* urban (WLTP) 665 – 784 km) overboost performance, the Macan Turbo up to 470 kW (639 hp, Macan Turbo: power consumption* combined (WLTP) 20.7 – 18.8 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km, electric range* combined (WLTP) 518 – 591 km, electric range* urban (WLTP) 670 – 765 km). The maximum torque is 650 and 1,130 Nm respectively. This guarantees sporty performance: the Macan 4 accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, while the Macan Turbo takes 3.3 seconds. The top speed is reached at 220 or 260 km/h.

New Premium Platform Electric with 800-volt architecture

The electric motors draw their energy from a lithium-ion battery in the underbody, of which up to 95 kWh of its 100 kWh gross capacity is actively used. The HV battery is a central component of the newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with 800-volt architecture, on which the new Macan is the first Porsche model to be based. The DC charging power is up to 270 kW. The charge level of the battery can be raised from ten to 80 percent within about 21 minutes at a suitable fast-charging station. At 400-volt charging stations, the 800-volt battery is divided into two batteries, each with a nominal voltage of 400 volts, by means of a high-voltage switch in the battery. This enables particularly efficient charging without the need for an additional HV booster with an output of up to 135 kW. AC charging with up to 11 kW is possible at standard household wallboxes.

Macan 4, 2024, Porsche AG

While driving, the electric motors can be used to recuperate with up to 240 kW of energy. In addition, the so-called Integrated Power Box (IPB) contributes to the efficiency of the new Macan models. At the same time, it saves weight and installation space. The innovative and compact IPB combines three components: the onboard AC charger, the high-voltage heater and the DC/DC converter. The combined WLTP range is up to 613 kilometres for the Macan 4 and up to 591 kilometres for the Macan Turbo.

Sporty proportions and coupé-like lines

Thanks to their sharpened proportions and Porsche Design DNA, the new Macan models have a sporty, dominant appearance. “With the all-electric Macan, we are presenting the first Porsche that we are electrifying from an established product identity,” says Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche. “The brand identity of the new Macan is clearly recognisable as part of the Porsche product family. The typical Porsche proportions have been further developed and optimally adapted to the challenges of an electric vehicle. As a result, the sporty, modern and dynamic appearance of the Macan was further sharpened. The design makes it clear that the Macan is also the sports car in the segment when electrified.”

Macan 4, Macan Turbo, 2024, Porsche AGThe gently rising bonnet and the pronounced fenders give the entry-level SUV, which is 4,784 millimetres long, 1,938 millimetres wide and 1,622 millimetres high, look dynamic even when stationary. The new Macan sits on wheels up to 22 inches in size with mixed tyres. The wheelbase, which is 86 millimetres longer than its predecessor (2,893 millimetres), is offset by short overhangs at the front and rear. The headlights are divided into two parts: the flat upper light unit with four-point daytime running lights is embedded in the fenders and emphasizes the width of the vehicle. The headlight module with optional Matrix LED technology is positioned slightly lower in the front section. The typical Porsche flyline forms a unit with the flat rear window. In combination with the frameless doors with characteristic sideblades, the result is a sporty, crouched line. Due to the strongly pronounced shoulders at the rear, the rear looks muscular. In the sculptural 3D light strip, the Porsche lettering now sits in the middle.

Active and passive aerodynamics for more range

Porsche combines its design DNA with range-optimized aerodynamics. Thanks to Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) with active and passive elements and a drag coefficient of 0.25, the new Macan is one of the most aerodynamic SUVs – with positive effects on range and fuel consumption. The PAA includes the adaptive rear spoiler, active cooling flaps on the front air intakes and flexible covers on the fully closed underbody. Air curtains underneath the main headlight module optimise the air flow, as does the low-slung front section. At the rear, lateral spoiler edges and the diffuser in louvre design ensure aerodynamic efficiency.

Two cargo holds and improved space

The new Macan is a sporty SUV with a high level of everyday utility, high-quality equipment and generous space. Electrification has given the Macan more cargo space. Depending on the model and equipment, the volume behind the rear bench seat is up to 540 litres (cargo position). In addition, there is the so-called frunk, a second cargo compartment under the front bonnet, with 84 litres. Compared to the previous model, this is a total of 136 litres more. If the rear seat backrest is folded down completely, the rear load compartment volume increases to up to 1,348 litres. The maximum towing capacity of 2,000 kilograms rounds off the high utility value of the new Macan.

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Depending on the model and equipment, the driver and front passenger now sit up to 28 millimetres lower, while the rear passengers sit up to 15 millimetres lower than before with increased legroom. The interior is unmistakably Porsche: the cockpit is emphasized in width by a flat integrated black panel. The rising shape of the centre console emphasises the impression of sitting low and sporty in the vehicle. At the same time, it appears airy and light thanks to generous openings. In addition to the state-of-the-art digital user interfaces, there are also targeted analogue control panels – for example on the air vents or the air conditioning control. An LED light strip is integrated into the finely designed accent strip of the cockpit and doors. It acts as both ambient lighting and communication light. Depending on the situation, it informs or warns – for example, to greet the driver, during charging processes or in conjunction with the driver assistance systems. The equipment of the new Macan allows for a high degree of individualisation.

Macan Turbo, 2024, Porsche AGIn addition, Porsche wants to use more ecological materials in its vehicles. In the interior of the all-electric Macan, corresponding materials are used proportionately in selected components.

Driver Experience: High computing power and connectivity

The Macan features the latest generation display and control concept with up to three screens, including the free-standing 12.6-inch instrument cluster in curved design and the 10.9-inch central display. For the first time, the front passenger can also view information, make adjustments to the infotainment system or stream video content while driving via its own optional 10.9-inch screen. For the first time, the Porsche Driver Experience also includes a head-up display with augmented reality technology. Virtual elements such as navigation arrows are seamlessly integrated into the real world. The image appears to the driver at a distance of ten meters and corresponds to the size of an 87-inch display.

The new infotainment generation uses Android Automotive OS as the operating system. The standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) of the new Macan reaches a new dimension in terms of computing power. For example, the voice assistant “Hey Porsche” suggests routes including charging stops at lightning speed. In the new Porsche App Center, passengers can directly access third-party apps and install them in the new Macan.

First Macan with rear-axle steering and two-valve dampers

Porsche has developed the new Macan with a strong focus on the brand’s typical driving dynamics, high level of everyday comfort and a characteristic steering feel. “Thanks to its particularly sporty seating position and low centre of gravity, as well as its impressive driving dynamics and steering precision, the new Macan conveys a real sports car feeling,” explains Jörg Kerner, Head of the Model Series.

Both the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo have all-wheel drive. The two electric motors are controlled almost in real time via the power electronics. The electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management (ePTM) regulates around five times faster than a conventional all-wheel drive system and can react to slippage within ten milliseconds. In addition, the all-wheel drive distribution depends on the selected driving mode. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), an electronically controlled differential lock on the rear axle, also contributes to traction, driving stability and lateral dynamics in the Macan Turbo.

Macan models with air suspension – also standard on the Turbo – are equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damper control. This can also be optionally added to the steel suspension. New to the PASM are dampers with two-valve technology. Thanks to the wider damper map, there is a wider range between comfort and performance. This makes it even easier to experience the differences between the driving modes.

For the first time, the Macan features optional rear-axle steering with a maximum steering angle of five degrees. On the one hand, it enables a compact turning circle of 11.1 metres in city traffic and manoeuvring and, on the other hand, particularly high driving stability at higher speeds, to which the brand’s typical binding and precise front-axle steering also contributes.

Since 2014, Porsche has delivered more than 800,000 Macans worldwide. This success story is to be continued by the all-electric successor, which is produced CO₂-neutral at the Porsche plant in Leipzig. The new models will be delivered to the first customers in the course of the second half of the year.

Source: Porsche

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