The discerning driver looking for a vehicle that is known to be dependable, competitive, and very flashy, shops the Porsche lineup. The Porsche Macan may have only been around for a few years, but it has already gained an incredible following. This vehicle offers something for everyone with two regular Macan models, including the Macan GTS and the two Macan Turbo models.
Even the base Porsche Macan provides thrills that the average New Orleans’ driver is in search of with 252 horsepower coupled with the ability to reach 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds. Of course, people who want more oomph can choose a different Macan model and get up to 440 horsepower. With that power, the Macan reaches 60 mph in only 4.2 seconds. The Macan always comes with all-wheel drive, giving you the confidence needed in all driving scenarios and weather conditions.
In addition to being powerful, the Porsche Macan is eye-catching with its 18-inch Macan wheels, elegant lines, and distinguished features. The SPORT button can make your driving experience even more fun by adding extra features and more oomph. To stay entertained while driving, the Macan comes standard with the Porsche Communication Management system and a Sound Package that features 10 speakers with various input options. ParkAssist even comes standard in both the front and rear to make life easier.
The big news for the 2017 Porsche Macan is the addition of a new base model. This base Macan lowers the starting price of the performance SUV, making it affordable for more drivers. It runs on a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower. This base Macan uses the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive. It also comes with the stop-start technology to get 25 mpg on the highway.
The fuel economy for the new base Macan is 18 percent better than that of the Macan S, the next trim level. Overall, the new base Macan matches the existing models with the exception that the window surrounds appear in matte black opposed to the body color or chrome like on the other models. Inside, it comes standard with 8-way power-adjustable seats that feature faux suede inserts and piano black trim.
The Macan GTS trim is also new for this model year, with 360 horsepower and a similar range of features. In addition to the new trim level, Porsche has enhanced the features of the Macan. Now, every model comes with lane departure warning and a rearview camera. The entire lineup also has recalibrated power steering that enhances the on-center response and the overall feel when behind the wheel.
Porsche introduced the Macan during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, hitting showrooms as a 2015 model. It had stylistic inspiration from the Cayenne yet it was about 6.8 inches shorter. Standard features included cruise control, Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive, and dual-zone climate control. The North American market first got a series of twin-turbocharged V6 powertrains, including a 3-liter with 340 horsepower for the Macan S and a 400-horsepower 3.6-liter for the Macan Turbo. For 2016, Porsche added optional features such as a 360-degree camera, tri-zone climate control, and heated steering wheel.
Drivers who want a car that is both prestigious and a top performer go always with the Porsche brand. Known for making every curve in the road more thrilling and for its distinctive profile, this is a sports car coveted by many. Porsche of New Orleans right here in New Orleans, Louisiana is proud to offer you a wide selection of high-quality new, certified pre-owned, and used Porsches. Our friendly professionals can show you the various models and answer all of your questions about the different trims and their features. We can also help you when configuring your dream Porsche. You can get financing right here at the dealership with competitive rates available and take care of your Porsche by schedule an appointment with our on-site certified mechanics. To get out for a test drive in your new Porsche, stop by today!