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All-Electric 2024 Porsche Macan SUV Takes On Bold New Direction

Michael Kahn

2024 Porsche Macan SUV Electric Vehicle

A decade after its initial launch, Porsche’s Macan is taking a bold leap into the future with its 2024 all-electric model. This new chapter in the Macan’s story is marked by a blend of progressive design, Porsche’s signature performance, and everyday practicality.

The Macan 4 and Macan Turbo are set to meet and exceed the expectations of SUV enthusiasts, according to Jörg Kerner, Vice President of the Macan Product Line.

All-Electric 2024 Porsche Macan SUV

The 2024 Macan models are powered by the latest generation of permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) on both axles, a move that ensures high efficiency and consistent power delivery.

The Macan 4, with its 300 kW (402 hp) output, and the Macan Turbo, boasting 470 kW (630 hp), set new standards in E-Performance. These figures translate into remarkable acceleration, with the Macan 4 hitting 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and the Turbo variant in just 3.1 seconds.

At the core of the Macan’s electric prowess is a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery, with 95 kWh actively usable. This battery is a key component of Porsche’s newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with an 800-volt architecture.

The Macan’s DC charging capability peaks at 270 kW, enabling a swift charge from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 21 minutes under ideal conditions.

The vehicle also features an innovative regenerative braking system and an Integrated Power Box that combines multiple components for enhanced efficiency.

Porsche has meticulously engineered the Macan to deliver a driving experience that is unmistakably Porsche. The vehicle features optional rear-axle steering and two-valve dampers, enhancing its agility and stability.

All-Electric 2024 Porsche Macan SUV drive train

The all-wheel-drive system, governed by the electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management, responds rapidly to changing conditions, providing a secure and dynamic drive.

Under the guidance of Michael Mauer, Vice President of Style Porsche, the electric Macan retains the brand’s classic proportions while adapting to the demands of an electric vehicle.

The design is both sporty and modern, with a drag coefficient of just 0.25, thanks to Porsche Active Aerodynamics. This design efficiency not only enhances the vehicle’s appearance but also contributes to its performance and range.

The Macan’s interior is a fusion of luxury and functionality. The vehicle offers increased luggage space and a spacious cabin, with sustainable materials and modern digital interfaces.

All-Electric 2024 Porsche Macan SUV interior

The Porsche Driver Experience includes a head-up display with augmented reality technology, adding to the vehicle’s high-tech appeal.

In an exclusive interview shortly before the global unveiling of the new Porsche Macan, Michael Mauer, Vice President of Style at Porsche, delved into the intricate process of reimagining the design of the brand’s successful SUV for its electric iteration.

Set to be revealed in Singapore, the all-electric Macan marks a significant milestone in Porsche’s journey, blending its storied design heritage with the demands of modern electric mobility.

Mauer articulated the delicate task of evolving the Macan’s design to accommodate its new electric powertrain while ensuring it remains unmistakably Porsche. “The new Macan is our first foray into electrifying an established product identity,” he explains.

This transition, according to Mauer, necessitates a design that is both instantly recognizable as a Porsche and as a new, distinct iteration of the Macan.

The shift from an internal combustion engine to an electric powertrain presented unique challenges and opportunities for the Style Porsche team. Mauer emphasizes the importance of ‘packaging’ – the strategic arrangement of components – in achieving the desired proportions synonymous with Porsche’s design language.

The absence of a conventional engine block allowed for an enhanced hood shape, but the integration of a substantial battery pack required careful consideration to maintain the vehicle’s characteristic width-to-height ratio. Aerodynamics, a critical factor in electric vehicle range, also played a significant role in the design process.

The collaboration between designers and aerodynamics engineers culminated in an impressive drag coefficient of 0.25, making the all-electric Macan one of the most aerodynamically efficient SUVs available.

In transitioning to electric models, Porsche has consciously chosen not to completely diverge from its combustion-engine sports car roots. “Porsche remains Porsche,” asserts Mauer, underscoring the brand’s commitment to its design DNA across all models, including electric vehicles.

The new Macan, he assured, is instantly recognizable as both a Porsche and a Macan, retaining the fundamental proportions that define a Porsche sports car in its segment. The design refinements, both inside and out, imbue the new model with an even more dynamic and sporty essence.

The 2024 Porsche Macan is now available for order, with deliveries expected in the second half of the year. The Macan 4 is priced at $78,800, and the Macan Turbo at $105,300, excluding delivery fees.

These models represent Porsche’s commitment to electric mobility, combining luxury, performance, and sustainability in a package that is sure to appeal to both existing fans and new customers alike.

Porsche Macan 4Specifications
Power Output300 kW (402 hp)
Torque479 lb-ft
0-60 mph Acceleration4.9 seconds
Top Track Speed136 mph
Battery Capacity100 kWh (95 kWh usable)
Charging CapabilityDC up to 270 kW
Price$78,800 (excluding fees)
Porsche Macan TurboSpecifications
Power Output470 kW (630 hp)
Torque833 lb-ft
0-60 mph Acceleration3.1 seconds
Top Track Speed161 mph
Battery Capacity100 kWh (95 kWh usable)
Charging CapabilityDC up to 270 kW
Price$105,300 (excluding fees)
EVSpecifications
Power OutputUp to 603 hp
TorqueUp to 737 lb-ft
Battery CapacityAround 100 kWh
Architecture800V
Energy RecuperationUp to 240 kW
Rear Axle SteeringAvailable
Suspension (Front)Double Wishbone
Suspension (Rear)Multilink Setup
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTVP)Standard on top trim cars
Rear-Wheel SteeringUp to 5 degrees opposite to front wheels (up to 49.7 mph)
Air SuspensionAvailable with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
Infotainment SystemLatest-generation with multiple screens
Augmented Reality TechAvailable for heads-up display
Electric Charging CapabilitiesSpecifications
Charging CapacityUp to 270 kW
Charging Time (10-80%)Fewer than 22 minutes with appropriate charger
Bank ChargingSplits 800V battery into two 400V batteries for efficient charging
Charging PortsAC on both sides, DC on the left side
Onboard ChargerIntegrated AC charger, DC converter, and high voltage heater

Order the All-Electric 2024 Porsche Macan from https://www.porsche.com/

Article Last Updated: January 25, 2024.

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