Second generation Porsche Macan now an EV – two variants, up to 630hp

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Ladies and gentlemen, here is the all-new, second-generation Porsche Macan. As reported previously, this SUV has evolved to become a fully electric vehicle (EV), no longer offered with an internal combustion engine (ICE).

Does this mean that the Porsche Macan has become a less appealing model? Not at all. It is offered with two options: the 402hp Macan 4 and the Turbo Macan with up to 630hp.

This new Porsche Macan is built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed in collaboration with Audi. This platform utilizes an 800-volt electrical architecture.

It is powered by a 95kWh Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt battery, which can be fast-charged with up to 270kW DC chargers. The Macan 4 and Macan Turbo are driven by two synchronous permanent magnet electric motors. The rear motor rotates 180 degrees to provide a slightly rear-biased weight distribution.

As mentioned earlier, the maximum output for the Macan 4 is 402hp and 650Nm of torque, while the more powerful Macan Turbo generates up to 630hp and 1,130Nm of torque. However, these figures are based on Overboost mode during Launch Control.

What about performance? The Porsche Macan 4 can accelerate to 96km/h in 4.9 seconds, while the Macan Turbo can achieve the same in just 3.1 seconds. Their respective top speeds are 218km/h and 260km/h.

The maximum speeds for an EV seem quite high, don’t they? This is because the new Porsche Macan features a gear reduction system and does not use a two-speed gearbox like the one used in the Taycan.

As for the suspension, it utilizes a multi-link system at the front and rear. Air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are provided as standard. A new feature of the Macan is the rear-axle steering system, which can turn up to 5 degrees depending on the situation.

Now, let’s talk about the design. In this regard, it’s typical Porsche – an evolution rather than a revolution. The Macan retains a coupe-like shape, although it features Taycan-like daytime running lights at the front.

The front lights are now integrated into the bumper, and there is no longer a hood clamshell. Since there’s no engine, the hood is lower as well.

Porsche states that the Macan has a drag coefficient of only 0.25, achieved through active aerodynamics such as the rear spoiler, underbody paneling, and front bumper flaps.

The interior space is similar to the latest Porsche models. It features a digital instrument panel with a curved screen, and in the middle, there is the latest generation infotainment system.

What is your opinion on the all-new, fully electric Porsche Macan generation?

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