Porsche has unveiled its latest electric offering, the all-new electric Macan, featuring two four-wheel-drive variants: the 408hp Macan 4 and the 639hp Macan Turbo. Bookings for the Macan Turbo are now open in India, priced at Rs 1.65 crore ex-showroom, with deliveries scheduled for the second half of 2024. While details on India pricing for the Macan 4 variant are yet to be released, both electric and petrol-powered versions will be available until the end of 2025, after which the lineup will transition exclusively to electric.
The new electric Macan, developed alongside the Audi Q6 E-tron, shares the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture and key components with the Porsche Taycan. Additionally, the electric Cayenne will also adopt the PPE platform.
Departing from the traditional Macan aesthetic, the electric version draws inspiration from the Taycan, featuring distinctive rectangular headlights and a sleek silhouette. The rear end sports a retractable spoiler, enhancing downforce.
Interior and Features
Mirroring the Cayenne’s layout, the interior boasts up to three digital displays, including a curved 12.6-inch instrument cluster and a 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen. An optional 10.9-inch passenger touchscreen allows for video streaming and control adjustments. The gear selector has been relocated for added space, accommodating two cupholders and a smartphone charging pad.
Powertrain and Motor
Equipped with dual permanent synchronous motors and a single-speed gearbox on each axle, the Macan 4 delivers 408hp and 650Nm, achieving a 0-100kph time of 5.2 seconds. The Macan Turbo offers 639hp and up to 1,130Nm for short bursts of overboost, enabling a 0-100kph sprint in 3.3 seconds.
Battery, Charging, and Range
Featuring a 95kWh battery, the Macan can be charged at up to 270kW on an 800V DC system, providing a 10-80 percent charge in 21 minutes. Regenerative braking allows for up to 240kW of energy recuperation. WLTP ranges are estimated at 613km for the Macan 4 and 591km for the Macan Turbo.
The Macan 4 is equipped with steel suspension and twin-valve dampers, while the Macan Turbo features an advanced air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and variable electronic damping control. Both variants offer optional rear steering, enhancing maneuverability with a 5-degree maximum steering angle and an 11.1m turning circle.