Porsche AG Unveils All-New All-Electric Porsche Macan

Porsche AG Unveils All-New All-Electric Porsche Macan

Porsche AG has unveiled the all-new Porsche Macan in all-electric form in Singapore, 10 years after the nameplate’s launch. The Porsche Macan 4 and Macan Turbo are built on the newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with 800-volt architecture and is the first Porsche model to utilise it.

In the Macan, Porsche uses the latest generation of permanently-excited PSM electric motors in the front and rear axles for excellent efficiency and optimum reproducibility of the power output. With Launch Control, the Macan 4 produces up to 300 kW (408 PS) of overboost power, while the Macan Turbo boasts up to 470 kW (639 PS). Maximum torque is 650 and 1,130 Nm, respectively. The Macan 4 can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, while the Macan Turbo takes just 3.3 seconds for the century sprint. These 2 models achieve top speeds of 220 and 260 km/h, respectively. Porsche Macan_Electric_Road

The electric motors get energy from the lithium-ion battery pack in the underbody, with a gross capacity of 100 kWh, of which up to 95 kWh can be actively used. The HV (high voltage) battery also takes DC charging output of up to 270 kW. As such, the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in approximately 21 minutes. At 400-volt charging stations, a high-voltage switch in the battery enables bank charging by effectively splitting the 800-volt battery into two batteries, each with a rated voltage of 400 volts. This then enables efficient charging without an additional HV booster, at up to 135 kW. AC charging at up to 11 kW is also possible at household wall boxes.

The Macan’s drive system allow for up to 240 kW of energy to be recuperated via the electric motors while driving. The Integrated Power Box (IPB) also contributes to the efficiency of the new Macan models, while also saving weight and space. The innovative and compact IPB combines 3 components i.e. on-board AC charger, high-voltage heater and the DC/DC converter. The combined WLTP range is up to 613 km in the Macan 4 and up to 591 km in the Macan Turbo. Porsche_Macan 4_Macan Turbo_EV

“We are taking the Macan to a completely new level – with exceptional E-Performance, the new Driver Experience, and a very impressive design,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, on the occasion of the world premiere in Singapore. Through its progressive, timeless design, characteristic Porsche performance, long-distance range and high everyday practicality, the new Macan 4 and the new Macan Turbo aim to completely fulfil the requirements of Porsche customers choosing an SUV.

“With the all-electric Macan, we are presenting the first Porsche that we are taking electric from an established product identity,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. “The new Macan is clearly recognisable by its brand identity as part of the Porsche product family. The classic Porsche proportions have been further developed and optimally adapted to the challenges of an electric vehicle. This has further heightened the sporty, modern and dynamic appearance of the Macan. The design makes it clear: The Macan remains the sports car in its segment, even in electric form.”

Thanks to the sharper proportions and Porsche Design DNA, the new Macan looks more dynamic and dominant. The shallow pitch of the bonnet and the strongly pronounced wings give the entry-level SUV, which is 4,784 mm long, 1,938 mm wide and 1,622 mm high, a dynamic appearance even when stationary. The new Macan is fitted with up to 22-inch wheels with staggered tyre fitment. The wheelbase is 86 mm longer than the previous model (2,893 mm) and is offset by short overhangs at the front and rear.

The headlights are divided into 2 parts i.e. the flat upper light unit with 4-point daytime running lights is embedded in the wings and emphasises the width of the car. Meanwhile, the main headlight module with optional matrix LED technology is positioned slightly lower in the front end. The characteristic Porsche flyline forms a unit with the flat rear window. In combination with the frameless doors with characteristic side blades, the result is a sleek, sporty design. Strongly pronounced shoulders give the rear a muscular look and the Porsche logo now sits in the centre of the sculptural 3D light strip.

Porsche combines its design DNA with aerodynamics optimised for range. Thanks to the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) with active and passive elements and a drag coefficient of 0.25, the new Macan is one of the most streamlined SUVs on the market, providing positive effects on range and power consumption. The PAA system includes an adaptive rear spoiler, active cooling flaps on the front air intakes and flexible covers on the fully sealed underbody. Air curtains below the headlight module and the low-slung front end optimise the air flow. At the rear, lateral tear-off edges and the louvred diffuser ensure aerodynamic efficiency. Porsche Macan EV

“Our aim is to offer the sportiest model in its segment with the all-electric Macan,” says Jörg Kerner, Vice President Product Line Macan. Porsche developed the Macan with a keen focus on quintessential Porsche driving dynamics and a characteristic steering feel. “Thanks to its particularly sporty seat position and low centre of gravity, as well as its impressive driving dynamics and steering precision, the new Macan delivers a real sports car feeling”.

Both the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo are built with all-wheel drive. The pair of electric motors are controlled via the power electronics almost in real time. The electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management (ePTM) operates around 5 times faster than a conventional all-wheel drive system and can respond to slip within 10 milliseconds. In addition, the all-wheel drive distribution is governed by the selected driving programme. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), an electronically controlled differential lock on the rear axle, also contributes to the traction, driving stability and lateral dynamics of the Macan Turbo.

Also standard on the Macan Turbo are air suspension and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damping control. This can also be combined with the steel-spring suspension as an option. PASM now also features dampers with 2-valve technology. Thanks to the more expansive damper map, this results in a wider spectrum between comfort and performance which makes the differences between the driving programmes even more tangible. Porsche Macan_Rear

For the first time, the Macan gets optional rear-axle steering. With a maximum steering angle of 5 degrees, it enables a compact turning circle of 11.1 metres in urban traffic and when manoeuvring. At higher speeds, it provides exceptional driving stability, ably assisted by the consistent and precise front-axle steering for which the brand is known.

Inside, the Macan is equipped with the latest-generation display and operating concept with up to 3 screens, including the free-standing 12.6″ curved-design instrument cluster and the 10.9″ central display. For the first time, the passenger can also view information, adjust settings on the infotainment system or stream video content while the car is being driven via their own optional 10.9″ screen. Another first is the Porsche Driver Experience which also includes a head-up display with augmented reality technology. Virtual elements such as navigation arrows are visually integrated seamlessly into the real world. The image appears to the driver at a distance of 10 metres and corresponds to the size of an 87″ display.

Further, the new-generation infotainment system is based on Android Automotive OS. The standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) in the new Macan takes computing performance to a new level. For example, the “Hey Porsche” voice assistant suggests routes, including charging stops, at lightning speed. In the new Porsche App Centre, passengers can directly access popular apps from 3rd-party providers and install them directly in the new Macan.

As for practicality, electrification has led to increased luggage space in the Macan. Depending on the model and equipment fitted, the capacity behind the rear seat bench is up to 540 litres (cargo mode). In addition, there is the ‘frunk’, a second luggage compartment under the bonnet with a capacity of 84 litres. This amounts to 136 litres more than the previous model. If the rear seat is folded down, the rear luggage compartment capacity increases to 1,348 litres. Maximum towing capacity of 2,000 kg rounds off the highly practical qualities of the new Macan.

Also depending on the model and equipment fitted, the driver and front passenger now sit up to 28 mm lower than before, while the rear passengers sit up to 15 mm lower with increased legroom. In addition to the modern digital user interfaces, there are also select analogue control elements such as for the air vents and the air conditioning controls. Moreover, an LED light strip is integrated into the designed trim strip of the cockpit and doors to act as both ambient lighting and a communication light. Depending on the situation, it provides information or warnings such as for greetings, charging processes or in conjunction with the driver assistance systems. The equipment in the new Macan enables a high degree of customisation. Porsche_Macan 4_Macan Turbo_Rear

Porsche also aims to use more ecological materials in its cars. A proportion of such materials is used in selected parts in the interior of the all-electric Macan.

Since its first launch 2014, Porsche has delivered more than 800,000 units of the Macan worldwide. This success story is expected to continue with this all-electric successor, which is produced in a net carbon neutral way at the Porsche Plant Leipzig.

You can register your interest for the new Macan at the nearest Porsche Centre.


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