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Porsche Macan Diesel

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Seen posts on best ski car etc.

I think the upcoming Porsche Macan Diesel is going to be hard to beat.  Some specs:

 - MPG = 45 combined

 - 0-60 = 6.1 seconds

 - Ground Clearance = 7.8-9.0" (9.0 is with optional air suspension)

 - Range per tank = 714 miles

 - Price = starting at 45-50K USD

 - Estimated Availability in USA = 2015

 

Let's face it, it's a porsche and it's going to be expenseive, however, if you can live with a stripper (that means no options boys), there's nothing in the market that I'm aware of that even comes close for MPG, performance & AWD.

This will be a smaller SUV, so if you need more room - not the best option

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Originally Posted by Tone View Post
 

Seen posts on best ski car etc.

I think the upcoming Porsche Macan Diesel is going to be hard to beat.  Some specs:

 - MPG = 45 combined

 - 0-60 = 6.1 seconds

 - Ground Clearance = 7.8-9.0" (9.0 is with optional air suspension)

 - Range per tank = 714 miles

 - Price = starting at 45-50K USD

 - Estimated Availability in USA = 2015

 

Let's face it, it's a porsche and it's going to be expenseive, however, if you can live with a stripper (that means no options boys), there's nothing in the market that I'm aware of that even comes close for MPG, performance & AWD.

This will be a smaller SUV, so if you need more room - not the best option

It's an sportier & uglier Audi Q5 TDI... I'll take the money I save getting an Audi, and put it towards some Nokian snow tires (among other things)

 

I don't know what is the default bias is on the PTM system on the Macan... sounds like it works a lot like a Haldex system (XWD with the optional torque vectoring)

 

Though... the dual clutch PDK tranny is expensive to maintain.

 

 

Though... I wouldn't mind the sportier/uglier version of the VW Touareg....  only the base model with the VR6 and 6-speed manual....  and immediately open up the exhaust for the VR exhaust note.

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Originally Posted by Tone View Post
 

Seen posts on best ski car etc.

I think the upcoming Porsche Macan Diesel is going to be hard to beat.  Some specs:

 - MPG = 45 combined

 - 0-60 = 6.1 seconds

 - Ground Clearance = 7.8-9.0" (9.0 is with optional air suspension)

 - Range per tank = 714 miles

 - Price = starting at 45-50K USD

 - Estimated Availability in USA = 2015

 

Let's face it, it's a porsche and it's going to be expenseive, however, if you can live with a stripper (that means no options boys), there's nothing in the market that I'm aware of that even comes close for MPG, performance & AWD.

This will be a smaller SUV, so if you need more room - not the best option


There is no way the Macan will have a 45mpg combined. It might get close to that  (on the highway #) if Porsche brings in the 4 cyl tdi. Right now it seems that they will only bring in the 6 cyl tdi. This engine is in the Cayenne, Touareg, Q7 and starting to show up on the A6/A7 line. The A6/A7 EPA numbers are 24/38.

 

You can pretty much forget about finding a stripper Macan. The base model does not even come with a satellite radio tuner.

post #4 of 6

The 45 MPG is either "Imperial Gallon" or if Porsche offers a 1.6D. Can a stripper Macan be had? Porsche is very good in offering tens of thousand option combinations so getting a base Macan should be able to be had but figure 6-8 week wait. The diesel is also offered in the Cayenne starting in the low 50's, not a bad option either. 

post #5 of 6

it is imperial gallon.

 

even with the conversion to US mpg... it's still 37 mpg, on the European test cycle.

 

keep in mind, it likely has start-stop, which will help boost the MPG rating and lower CO2 emissions.

 

the US test cycle on the Audi Q5 3.0 TDI gets 27 mpg

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Thread Starter 

Ah...that damn UK conversion.  Yes, I believe it's imperial gallons as this was off a Porsche UK site:

http://www.porsche.com/uk/models/macan/macan-s-diesel/

 

So correct = about 37 mpg

OK - very good mpg, but a bit of a let down...however, the 0-60 times are very impressive (6.1).

My Prius averages about 40-43 mpg, no AWD, smaller, and 10.5 sections 0-60 -- slug.  Granted, not apples to apples comparison, however, I've seen loaded plug-in Prius's break in to $40K, territory...so this will be an option as I replace my mine next year with currently 160K mi.

 

 

Agreed, you won't find no/low option version at the lots, but you can order any way you like (at MSRP) if you're willing to wait.

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