The Macan is among Porsche’s bestsellers globally, and the carmaker has prepared it for the future with an all-electric version. Interestingly, the Macan will continue to feature both ICE and EV powertrains until 2025. While the German car maker has listed both the base Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo variants, prices for only the Turbo variant have been listed so far. Although the Macan EV shares its platform with the Audi Q6 e-tron, here in India, it can be pitted against the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, BMW iX, and Audi’s Q8 e-tron as well.
Sitting on the PPE platform, the Macan Turbo gets all-wheel drive, producing a combined output of 630 bhp and 115 kgm of torque, reaching triple digits in just 3.3 seconds. Top speed you ask? 220 kmph and 260 kmph for the base Macan 4 and the Turbo respectively. The 95 kWh battery pack gives it a claimed range of 591 km, while the Macan 4 does slightly better with 613 km of claimed range. A 270 kW DC fast charger takes 21 minutes for a full charge. However, charging times for the home setup remain unspecified for now.
The car maker has also made use of its active suspension management system with two-valve damper technology, air suspension, rear-axle transverse lock and, for the first time, rear-axle steering with a steering angle of up to five degrees.
The interiors are similar to the ones in the Cayenne and the Panamera, with a 10.9-inch touch screen, a 12.6-inch instrument cluster, and a separate passenger display which will not be visible to the driver when the car is in motion.
So, would you be picking the Porsche Macan EV over its possible competitors? Or would you rather Porsche make progress on its e-fuel technology?