Five doors. Five seats. Excellent everyday practicality – and an elevated sitting position. That’s what you can expect of an SUV. Now let’s consider what you can expect of a Porsche: sports car sensations.
You get in – and find the ignition lock closest to the door. It’s typically Porsche, and has been since 1948. An old motorsport tradition.
The interior architecture integrates you perfectly into the vehicle. This is exemplified by the three-dimensional arrangement of the controls and the ascending center console with control buttons for the most important comfort functions. The layout emulates that of the Carrera GT – it’s as if you’re sitting in a sports car.
The multifunction sport steering wheel with 918 Spyder design provides the ideal hands-on experience. Its appearance is futuristic and its design highly ergonomic. Gearshift paddles as well as multifunction buttons for telephone, radio and on-board computer offer high levels of user comfort. Steering wheel heating is available as an option.
Car genes are also inherent in the three round instruments. The rev counter is positioned in the center, exactly where it belongs in a sports car. In this way, you can see all the essentials at a glance when you’re on the move – and keep up to speed with all relevant information.
Take the high-resolution 4.8-inch color screen in the instrument cluster as an example. It displays messages from the on-board computer and – in conjunction with the new version of PCM with optional navigation module – shows the map of the navigation system.
The seats offer racing-style support and a high degree of seating comfort. In cars with the driver memory package or comfort memory package, you can store personalized seat, steering wheel and exterior mirror settings. Your car will then adapt automatically to you. In the Macan GTS, exclusive eight-way Sport seats convey the thrilling feel typical of a genuine sports car, while ‘GTS’ logos embroidered on the headrests catch the eye.
The use of exquisite materials such as leather brings exclusivity to ordinary life. On request, you can refine even more interior features of your Macan with Alcantara®, leather, wood, carbon or aluminium.
Standard on-board features include threezone automatic climate control as well as remote central locking with remote closing.
On principle, all controls are ergonomically arranged for speedy access to desired functions.
Practicality is also assured by storage solutions in the front and rear doors. Even large bottles are accommodated.
The large luggage compartment offers a loading capacity of 500 liters. The rear bench seat has a split-folding ratio of 40 : 20 : 40. With the seats fully folded, available capacity increases to 1,500 liters.
At Porsche, we also set ourselves high standards for braking performance. So it goes without saying that our brake systems are super-sized and adapted to the high power output of the engine.
On the front axle the Macan GTS uses 6-piston fixed front calipers. The calipers are finished in red featuring a 360mm rotor.
On the rear axle the Macan GTS get 330mm rotors.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
As an option, you can have your Macan equipped with the track-proven Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
The cross-drilled ceramic brake discs have a diameter of 396 mm at the front axle and a thickness of 38 mm. At the rear, they are 370 mm in diameter and 30 mm thick.
Their low thermal expansion prevents deformation under heavy braking. Furthermore, the ceramic brake discs are totally resistant to corrosion and offer more favorable noise-damping properties.
The key advantage is that the brake discs are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of similar design and size. Enhanced performance and fuel economy are not the only noticeable benefits: above all, it represents a major reduction in unsprung and rotating masses. The results are improved handling, better roadholding and increased comfort.
The optional Connect module makes the optimum connection between your smartphone and your Porsche. It offers Apple® CarPlayTM which allows you to use selected functions on your iPhone® through the PCM and Porsche Car Connect services which allows you to remotely access some of the vehicle functions.
At www.porsche.com/connect, you can find further information about the Connect module.
The Connect Plus module ensures maximum connectivity in your Porsche.
It features an built-in LTE module with a SIM card slot for an excellent wireless Internet access point which gives you in-car online access from WLAN-enabled client devices (e.g. laptops, tablets or smartphones), simultaneously if necessary.
What’s more, the Connect Plus module enables the usage of wide range of Porsche Connect services. Get more out of your everyday and delegate the multitasking to your sports car – so you can spend more time driving your Porsche.
At www.porsche.com/usa/connect/, you can find further information about the apps and services available.