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The Porsche Macan is among the brand's most successful models, so would it be too much of a gamble to make it fully electric? It seems that Porsche is willing to take the risk, as the second-generation Macan has arrived with a fully electric powertrain, making it the company's first existing model to make the transition from gas to battery power.




The Macan EV rides on Porsche's PPE architecture, which also underpins Audi's forthcoming Q6 e-tron. The SUV has experienced a bit of a growth spurt compared to its predecessor, growing 2.3 inches in length (it's now 188.4 inches long in total). It's also 3 inches taller and 8.8 inches wider. The side profile is relatively familiar for a Porsche, though the Macan EV loses its roof spoiler and goes for a more coupe-like roofline this time around. Despite that pinched roofline, the EV's larger dimensions give rear passengers more legroom (no word on headroom, though) and the cargo area adds an extra 4.4 cubic feet of space. It's worth noting that 2.9 of the added cubes go under the hood, filling in for the engine's absence.


All Macan EVs feature a dual-motor, all-wheel drive layout, with power sourced from an 800-volt, 100 kWh battery pack. This powertrain supports DC charging at up to 270 kW, which means that the SUV can get from 10 to 80 percent in around 21 minutes when hooked up to a DC fast charger. The Macan EV does not feature a one-pedal driving mode to save juice, so stopping at low speeds will always require pushing the brake pedal rather than simply taking your foot off the accelerator. You shouldn't need to get a full charge before reaching at least 300 miles, though official EPA estimates will be revealed later this year.



In similar fashion to the Taycan and recently-updated Cayenne and Panamera, the Macan EV features a trio of displays dominating its redesigned dashboard. The layout comprises of a 10.9-inch central infotainment display, an optional 10.9-inch front passenger display, and a 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver. The latter is available with augmented reality, which can project directions as far as 32.8 feet and matches the size of an 87-inch display. The Macan EV also benefits from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.


As of now, the Macan EV comes in two different trim configurations. The cheaper of the pair is the Macan 4, which produces 402 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque and can launch from 0-60 mph in a relatively modest 4.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 136 mph. Despite its newly-standard AWD, the electric SUV does still have the ability to send all of that power to the rear wheels only.


Next is the Turbo, which brings things up several notches by making 630 hp and 833 lb-ft of torque, while bringing the 0-60 mph time down to a hasty 3.1 seconds. Top speed for this model rises to 161 mph. Those numbers make this silent operator quite the sleeper, as it beats the boisterous, 502-hp 911 GT3 to the 60 mph mark by 0.1 second (the GT3 gets there in 3.2 seconds).


To match the Macan EV's remarkable speed, all variants of the SUV receive a Porsche Torque Vectoring rear differential to ensure that handling is up to par with its get-up-and-go. The Turbo in particular gets its own PTV Plus differential, which allows the SUV's rear motor to serve as a locked differential. Each Macan EV also features four-wheel steering, along with an air suspension with a two-valve system for compression and rebound customization.




The Macan EV jumps considerably in price compared to its gas-powered predecessor, though this can be justified by the improvements in performance and tech. Prices start at $78,800 for the entry-level Macan 4 before any additional fees, whereas the 2023 Macan began at $60,900. Meanwhile, the even quicker Macan Turbo takes things into six-figure territory with an asking price of $105,300.


Order books for the Macan EV are open as we speak, before deliveries kick off as soon as this summer. It's worth noting that production capacity will start slow, before things really ramp up in 2025. For those who still yearn for the venerable gas-powered Macan, the SUV will apparently live alongside its electric successor for the time being.



Image Credits: Porsche
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2024 Porsche Macan Enters An Electrifying Second Generation

The Macan has gone fully electric, and the Turbo can beat a 911 GT3 to 60 mph.

The Porsche Macan is among the brand's most successful models, so would it be too much of a gamble to make it fully electric? It seems that Porsche is willing to take the risk, as the second-generation Macan has arrived with a fully electric powertrain, making it the company's first existing model to make the transition from gas to battery power.




The Macan EV rides on Porsche's PPE architecture, which also underpins Audi's forthcoming Q6 e-tron. The SUV has experienced a bit of a growth spurt compared to its predecessor, growing 2.3 inches in length (it's now 188.4 inches long in total). It's also 3 inches taller and 8.8 inches wider. The side profile is relatively familiar for a Porsche, though the Macan EV loses its roof spoiler and goes for a more coupe-like roofline this time around. Despite that pinched roofline, the EV's larger dimensions give rear passengers more legroom (no word on headroom, though) and the cargo area adds an extra 4.4 cubic feet of space. It's worth noting that 2.9 of the added cubes go under the hood, filling in for the engine's absence.


All Macan EVs feature a dual-motor, all-wheel drive layout, with power sourced from an 800-volt, 100 kWh battery pack. This powertrain supports DC charging at up to 270 kW, which means that the SUV can get from 10 to 80 percent in around 21 minutes when hooked up to a DC fast charger. The Macan EV does not feature a one-pedal driving mode to save juice, so stopping at low speeds will always require pushing the brake pedal rather than simply taking your foot off the accelerator. You shouldn't need to get a full charge before reaching at least 300 miles, though official EPA estimates will be revealed later this year.



In similar fashion to the Taycan and recently-updated Cayenne and Panamera, the Macan EV features a trio of displays dominating its redesigned dashboard. The layout comprises of a 10.9-inch central infotainment display, an optional 10.9-inch front passenger display, and a 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver. The latter is available with augmented reality, which can project directions as far as 32.8 feet and matches the size of an 87-inch display. The Macan EV also benefits from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.


As of now, the Macan EV comes in two different trim configurations. The cheaper of the pair is the Macan 4, which produces 402 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque and can launch from 0-60 mph in a relatively modest 4.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 136 mph. Despite its newly-standard AWD, the electric SUV does still have the ability to send all of that power to the rear wheels only.


Next is the Turbo, which brings things up several notches by making 630 hp and 833 lb-ft of torque, while bringing the 0-60 mph time down to a hasty 3.1 seconds. Top speed for this model rises to 161 mph. Those numbers make this silent operator quite the sleeper, as it beats the boisterous, 502-hp 911 GT3 to the 60 mph mark by 0.1 second (the GT3 gets there in 3.2 seconds).


To match the Macan EV's remarkable speed, all variants of the SUV receive a Porsche Torque Vectoring rear differential to ensure that handling is up to par with its get-up-and-go. The Turbo in particular gets its own PTV Plus differential, which allows the SUV's rear motor to serve as a locked differential. Each Macan EV also features four-wheel steering, along with an air suspension with a two-valve system for compression and rebound customization.




The Macan EV jumps considerably in price compared to its gas-powered predecessor, though this can be justified by the improvements in performance and tech. Prices start at $78,800 for the entry-level Macan 4 before any additional fees, whereas the 2023 Macan began at $60,900. Meanwhile, the even quicker Macan Turbo takes things into six-figure territory with an asking price of $105,300.


Order books for the Macan EV are open as we speak, before deliveries kick off as soon as this summer. It's worth noting that production capacity will start slow, before things really ramp up in 2025. For those who still yearn for the venerable gas-powered Macan, the SUV will apparently live alongside its electric successor for the time being.



Image Credits: Porsche

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