2014 Porsche Macan: an Indonesian tiger made in Germany

The Audi Q5-size Porsche Macan has finally been revealed after a ceaseless cavalcade of leaks, both stage managed and otherwise.

Named after the Indonesian word for tiger, the Porsche Macan will initially be available with three engines: a 3-litre (Macan S) and 3.6-litre (Macan Turbo) twin turbo V6 petrol motor, or a 3-litre turbo-diesel V6 (Macan S Diesel). All Macans will feature all-wheel drive, a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK), LED tail-lights and off-road driving mode as standard.

Equipment available on the Macan includes torque vectoring, an electronic lock for the rear differential, automatic high beams, air suspension that can lift the Macan’s ground clearance up to 230mm, alloy wheels from 18-inch all the way up to 21-inch, and bi-xenon headlights. A Sport Chrono package is optional on all three Macan models and includes launch control, analogue and digital watches on the dash, a Sport Plus mode, and lap timing functionality.

The Porsche Macan goes on sale in Europe from April 2014.

Engines, performance, fuel economy

Macan S Macan S Diesel Macan Turbo

3 litres 3 litres 3.6 litres

V6 twin turbo V6 turbo-diesel V6 twin turbo

250kW 190kW 294kW

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7-speed dual clutch

5.2s (Sport Chrono)
5.1 (Sport Chrono)
4.6s (Sport Chrono)
Top speed

254km/h 230km/h 266km/h
Fuel economy

9L/100km 6.3L/100km 9.2L/100km
CO2 emissions

212g/km 164g/km 216g/km
Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]