This time you have to wait a little, but it is considered to pay homage an artist, who wrote the press release for the new Macan. It is honest respect, because the ordinary auto journalists succeed in such texts of admiration probably only in exceptional cases, however, are probably not necessarily desirable.
One forgets literally, that the Macan is a Audi Q5 in principle, based on the Modular Transverse Platform of the VW Group. But the Porsche-language sets worlds between them and such terms at the level of children's toys.
Since a SUV advances to sports icon. Its roots will laid without further ado into the sports car tradition of Porsche. On driving pleasure you may still believe, but whether a SUV can be as agile as a sports car, 'wide and flat on the street'?
After all, Porsche has taken a consequent way. The Macan there is exclusively with all-wheel drive and this phenomenal distributor gear. The direct gear changing is always on board, what the center console makes worse off the dubious attraction of a shift.
To keep in perspective this Porsche, it has become quite heavy with just under 4.7 meters in length with the loading capacity of a good station wagon. Granted, there are plenty of payload. Unfortunately, the drag coefficient is no better than at the Cayenne. Which then must be multiplied with the not exactly small cross-sectional area.
Although the Macan wants to be the cheapest Porsche, but it manages probably only really with the next model of the Cayenne, best if the will be also available with direct shift gearbox. At the moment are only about 1,500 euro between the two basic models. However, one saddles oneself with 16.5 centimeters of extra length again well over 500 kg. 11/13