It is now formal that Porsche will be launching a new Macan model which will run on a diesel engine. This Macan has quickly risen up to become the most prestigious crossover SUV owing to its impeccable features which signify a true SUV in every respect. It falls under the luxury compact crossover utility vehicle. Porsche plans to produce this new model in its new plant in Leipzig, Germany. The 2016 Porsche Macan Diesel will appear almost as it currently is especially in terms of design. This is because the current model is still a relatively new auto in the market. However, some minor changes will take place. The automaker has decided to put more attention on the upcoming Macan’s powertrain.
2016 Porsche Macan: Redesign Exterior and Interior
This model will look extremely gorgeous upon its release. It will feature the familiar sloping center console with a one-button one function arrangement. Each function will have its own switch, bringing the total buttons on the centre console to about 30. Moreover, there will be a few additional buttons on its overhead and also on the steering wheel just like those of the 918 Supercar. Some of the features found inside this 2016 Porsche Macan Diesel are just as those of the 911 Carrera or the legendary 918 Supercar. Other features inside this new Macan diesel 2016 include a panoramic glass roof, navigation system, rear view camera, a seven inch touch screen and power seats. In terms of safety, the automaker is expected to offer Porsche’s stability management system and a number of airbags for driver and passengers. Its seats will be extremely comfortable and upholstered in high quality leather. Apart from these mentioned features, other standard and optional features will also be offered.
2016 Porsche Macan will be based on the same platform used on the new Audi Q5. However, it will be a bit longer and wider since its length will be increased by about 1.7 inches while the width will increase by about 1.4 inches. Its handling will also be improved enabling it to have increased off-road abilities that the Audi Q5. The new Macan will come in a sportier and compact body. It luxury chassis will feature four doors.
2016 Porsche Macan: Engine and Fuel Economy
The highly likely powertrain for this future 2016 Porsche Macan is expected to be a 3.0 liter V6 diesel with an ability to deliver between 245 and 255 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. This diesel engine is projected to be mated with a seven speed dual clutch computerized PDK transmission and an all wheel drive set-up. This anticipated diesel engine is likely to offer an output of 24.31 mpg city/highway. This power output is said to be the most attractive issue for the 2016 Porsche Macan Diesel to prospective buyers. Apart from the diesel engine, a 3.6 liter twin turbo gasoline engine is also expected. It is believed to deliver 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. Acceleration rate is said to be 0-62 mph in about 5.4 seconds for the twin-turbo and about 6.2 seconds for the V6 diesel powertrain.
2016 Porsche Macan: Release Date and Price
Information from the German automaker indicates that the new 2016 Porsche Macan will be unveiled in the second half of 2015 during one of the Auto Show events in Los Angeles. Its predicted price is about $ 50 000 for the Base trim and about $ 73 200 for the higher trims.