UK Premiere of the super sports car
The new Porsche Macan has made its UK debut in a distinctive window display at the world famous Harrods store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. The new Porsche Macan is the first Porsche in the compact SUV segment and will arrive in UK Porsche centres within two months.
Alongside the new Macan on display is an example of the iconic 911 coupé in this case, the new 560 hp Turbo S, together with the latest Panamera S E-Hybrid, the world’s first plug-in hybrid in the executive saloon class. Special prominence is given to a scale-model of the ground-breaking 918 Spyder, a plug-in hybrid super sports car which features a V8 petrol engine and two electric motors to deliver 887 hp combined. The two-seater has set a new production car lap record around the Nürburgring race track of 6:57 secs, yet offers an outstanding breadth of performance that includes being able to return up to 94 mpg and 70 g/km CO2.
A series of evening receptions are planned to formally introduce the new Macan. Harrods Media Director, Guy Cheston said "Harrods' iconic exhibition windows are one of the most sought after and visited retail display areas in the world, and we're thrilled to showcase the latest Porsche models to our discerning, international clientele.” Ragnar Schulte, Marketing Director, Porsche Cars Great Britain said “we are delighted to be able to show the new Porsche Macan here at Harrods in London throughout January, it is a great opportunity to see the car since it will not be arriving at the official Porsche Centres until the beginning of April.”
The Macan is available in three versions, and each features Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive and the Porsche PDK double-clutch transmission. With a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine and 258 hp (190 kW), the Macan S Diesel is the long-distance sports car. The engine accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds and returns an average of 46.3 mpg (NEDC). The Macan S is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbocharged engine that delivers 340 hp (250 kW), accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds and returns up to 32.5 mpg (NEDC). The 3.6-litre V6 twin-turbocharged engine in the Macan Turbo produces 400 hp (294 kW) and accelerates the vehicle to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds, with an average fuel consumption of up to 31.7 mpg (NEDC).
The Macan S Diesel and Macan S are priced from £43,300, and the Macan Turbo is priced from £59,300. Standard equipment on all models includes Porsche Traction Management (PTM), seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch transmission, alloy wheels, digital radio, front and rear ParkAssist, floor mats, multi-function steering wheel with gearshift paddles, electronic tailgate release, USB port connection and a three-year warranty.
The Macan Turbo adds BOSE Surround Sound audio system,Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with satellite navigation, leather interior, alcantara roof lining, 18-way adjustable adaptive front sports seats with memory, Bi-Xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), sideblades in exterior colour and 19 inch diameter alloy wheels.