New model year: cutting-edge infotainment in the Cayenne and new engine for the Macan
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Porsche is extending its line-up of compact SUVs by adding a new Macan model. Its four-cylinder turbo engine was specifically tailored to this vehicle, which is the sports car of the SUV segment. Furthermore, the Cayenne will now be equipped with the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
The turbocharged two-liter engine in the Macan delivers 252 hp from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and, like all other Macan models, comes standard with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. As a result, the Macan delivers impressive acceleration: It is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, and with the optional Sport Chrono-Package, the time is reduced to 6.5 seconds. The top speed is 229 km/h. The Macan proves to be very efficient: it returns 9.3l/100 km on the highway according to Transport Canada.
Sporty turbocharged four-cylinder
The in-line four-cylinder engine is designed to be particularly sporty and efficient: It operates with up to two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing. VarioCam adapts the intake and exhaust cam-shaft continually and also controls the lift of the exhaust valves. Its powerful 273 lb-ft of torque available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm, for instance, enables fast overtaking maneuvers.
As is characteristic for all Porsche models, the Macan is capable of converting its engine power into exceptionally sporty driving dynamics. This is ensured by the standard Porsche Traction Management PTM active all-wheel drive system in interplay with an agile suspension and precise steering. An air suspension system with levelling control including the PASM with adaptive dampers is available as an option. With an unsprung weight of 1,770 kilograms, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into agile handling.
Extensive level of standard equipment
Visually, and in its features, the new entry-level model only differs from other more powerful models in its details. Exterior distinguishing characteristics are side window trim strips in black, also black brake calipers in back of the 18-inch wheels and an exhaust system with two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel. Many of the vehicle's standard features are the same as those in the S models. For example, the Macan has comfort seats with electric eight-way adjustment on the driver's side, Alcantara middle seat panels, the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a lane-departure warning system and a powered tailgate.
The Macan will be available in Canada in July with pricing starting at $52,700.
Cayenne now comes with newest infotainment system: more connectivity
The centrepiece of the new future Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) that will be standard in all Cayenne models is a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen. The redesigned user interface enables operation that is intuitive and smartphone-like. When the proximity sensor detects a user input, relevant menu contents are shown, which the driver can control by multi-touch gestures. Bluetooth, USB and SD card interfaces make it possible to integrate smartphones and memory media. Also new is the option of connecting an iPhone via the PCM to use Apple CarPlay®. The new navigation module is included in the Cayenne as standard. It impresses with high-resolution map display and, for the first time, 3D representation in some regions.
All Porsche model lines are now perfectly connected
The new generation of PCM was first introduced in the new 911 (991 II) and is a standard feature in all 911 models. In addition to the Carrera models, the Targa models and the top-of-the-line 911 Turbo variants are equipped with the new infotainment system. The new module is also standard in the new model year of Macan. The new 718 model line will use the new infotainment system as well. Depending on the vehicle model, the new PCM comes with a varying level of standard feature and optional packages.
Images are available in the Porsche Newsroom (http://newsroom.porsche.de) and, for accredited journalists, at the Porsche press database (https://presse.porsche.de).
SOURCE Porsche Cars Canada
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