Porsche Macan weight
In recent years it's perhaps not been strange for Porsche to use a platform distributed to the greater VW Group. The hugely successful Cayenne (which today accounts for around half of all Porsche sales) is based on similar design once the Volkswagen Touareg.
That architecture, but is natively rear-wheel drive, with all the current inherent dynamic and fat circulation benefits of having the majority of the engine’s torque delivered rearwards and having the engine being mounted far-back inside nose.
With the arrival regarding the Macan SUV, Porsche has followed an Audi system, which means a longitudinally mounted motor sitting prior to the front axle range. Despite a couple of decades of rubbing this unique layout, it isn't a great starting place for an automobile that Porsche insists on phoning a ‘sports car’.
The Macan could be the sis automobile towards Audi Q5, but that does not indicate it really is a clone: Porsche states some ‘two thirds’ regarding the car’s components have-been ‘replaced or modified’. Autocar realizes that the Macan stocks a floor and crash construction with all the Q5, as well as the reduced half the entranceway frameworks.
Leading and rear suspension set-ups are simply the same, though Porsche features re-tuned the springs, dampers, anti-roll pubs and included quicker steering and its six-pot monobloc brakes at the front. In terms of the working gear – besides the alternative of atmosphere suspension, which the Q5 doesn’t get – the biggest modification is the inclusion of Porsche’s own 7-speed PDK transmission.
It is natively a rear-wheel drive setup and sends 80 percent of the engine’s torque rearwards in regular driving circumstances. This re-biasing of the drivetrain has actually necessitated a, stronger, final drive device regarding the rear axle.
Exactly what Porsche calls the ‘hang on’ four-wheel drive system – a propshaft which takes energy through the rear-end of transmission and delivers it forwards toward forward rims – can send 100 % of torque on front tires if rear tires haven't any traction.
The Macan normally marked out-by a lowered operating place compared to the Audi. The seat mounting happens to be modified, as have the supports for steering column, allowing the wheel becoming mounted in a, flatter, ‘more 911-like’ position.