The new Macan S might not be a total USA scoop like the extensive Amelia Island galleries were here on Car-Revs-Daily.com, but sighting one in the flesh at the Quail last week did result in three insights:
— completely overlooking the also-brand-new Cayman GTS and Targa 4S models sitting on either side of this mid-size SUV
— The Macan is definitely not an easy truck to photograph; its beauty is elusive and tricky to capture
— deep longing to own a Macan S… but *definitely* with painted “Side Blades” option checked
What is with these hideous door panel protectors pieces? They have irked your author on the Macan Turbo from Goodwood and also the configurator screens from Porsche.com. Presumably intended to provide some rough/tumble appearance as well as functional benefits, the grey plastic door covers ruin the style of the truck, to these eyes.
To provide critical buyer assistance on this super-hot model, we have researched the option box one must tick when ordering — so as to avoid this grey calamity!
It is a $670 option called “Body Color Side Blades” and lives within the Exterior options panel of the extensive Macan Builder linked below.
Tread lightly, however, to maintain anything near the $50,000 base pricing that has been such a lure for Macan shoppers so far…
Within that same Exterior options panel, we’ve copied some of the extremely tasty Sport Design packages and various other selections below. They are all amazing — perhaps not as much as the wheel choices…. or the cabin customizations… or the Sport Chrono ….
But you get the point.
Any time spent with the Macan Builder is sure to add thousands to the delivered price of this tasty new Porsche.
2015 Porsche Macan S
Highlights standard specification
Highlights of the standard specification:
Side blades in Lava Black
18-inch Macan S wheels
Two twin tailpipes outside left and right with design specific to Macan S
Automatic rear hatch
Electrically folding exterior mirrors
Tinted thermally insulated glass all round with grey top-tint on windscreen
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles
CDR Plus audio system
Two-zone automatic climate control
Comfort seats with seat centres in Alcantara
Electric seat adjustment (8-way), driver’s side
Piano Black interior package
Selection of personalisation options:
Wheels up to 21-inch
Side blades in carbon
Bi-Xenon main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)*
Sport Chrono Package
Power steering Plus
Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
BOSE® Surround Sound System
Adaptive Sports seats with comfort memory package (18-way)
Height: 63.94 in.
Width (w/ mirrors folded): 76.1 in. (82.6 in.)
Wheelbase: 110.51 in.
Length: 184.29 in.
2015 Porsche Macan S
Cylinder layout / number of cylinders
V engine / 6
Front Engine / All wheel drive
9.8 : 1
Top Track Speed
0 – 60 mph
5.2 sec (5.0 sec w/ Sport Chrono)
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), 7-speed transmission
Width (w/ mirrors folded)
76.1 in. (82.6 in.)
Luggage compartment volume (with seats folded)
17.7 cu.-ft. (53.0 cu.-ft.)
|MSRP $ 49,900.00|
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