Behold, the all-electric Porsche Macan is here

Jay Tee

Porsche reveals the next generation all-electric Macan 4 and the range-topping 639 horsepower Macan Turbo.

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Porsche has unveiled the new all-electric Macan at its global debut in Singapore. Since the model’s inception over a decade ago, the Porsche Macan has continually topped Porsche’s sales charts as the best-selling model. To date, the brand has sold over 800,000 examples of its compact SUV.

Doubling down on the success of the ICE-powered Macan and the all-electric Taycan, the Macan EV is slated to be the new hot seller within the Porsche range, besting that of the Cayenne and even the iconic 911.

Two models of the Macan EV have been announced; The Macan 4 and the top-shelf Macan Turbo. Both cars are based upon a newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE), which is slated to underpin several other models within the VW Group umbrella. But the new Macan receives plenty of tech and design cues from the Porsche Taycan.

On the face of it, the front fascia of the Macan is still indistinguishable from its ICE derivative, but the new car’s visage adopts an evolved aesthetic that ties in with the latest Cayenne and third-generation Panamera. 

True to Porsche’s imitable design language, the pronounced 911-style front wings and arches are still present. The profile of the Macan EV isn’t dissimilar from the existing model, but the flyline (Porsche speak for roofline) is more steeply raked, giving the new Macan a more coupé-eqsue silhouette.

The DRL clusters are now separate from the car’s matrix LED headlamps, which are now housed lower on the bumper just atop the cooling ducts.

Round back, the rear fascia is strikingly similar to that of the Taycan and Panamera with a full-width light bar and the 3D Porsche lettering mounted just beneath it. The rear diffuser has been revised as well, and the new Macan also comes with revised flow-optimised rim options, rising to 22-inches in diameter.

The new car is also more aerodynamic than before, thanks to Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The car implements a combination of passive and active aerodynamic features such as the Macan EV’s sealed undercarriage, active cooling flaps in the front and an active rear wing for the best possible aerodynamic efficiency. All told, the PAA system gives the Macan a class-leading drag coefficient of just Cd 0.25. For reference, the low-slung Taycan achieves a figure of Cd 0.22.

On the inside, the Macan’s cabin has been refreshed in this new model with many of the car’s interfaces carried over from the latest Cayenne. The dashboard features a curved 12.6-inch curved instrument display, a 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional 10.9-inch passenger display. Like the Cayenne, the gear selector lever has been repositioned beside the instrument cluster while the climate control panel on the centre stack remains the same.

The new Macan’s 2,893mm wheelbase has been extended by 86mm over its petrol-powered sibling, so the new car’s cabin has been expanded with ample head and knee room for rear passengers. The front seats have also been lowered by 28mm than in the previous car, while the rear bench has been lowered by 15mm. But the increased interior space also gives way to an 84-litre frunk and a 540-litre boot in the Macan 4 – the Macan Turbo’s boot is a smidge smaller at 480 litres to accommodate the uprated drivetrain.

However, despite the new styling and increased practicality, Porsche’s engineers have also tweaked the chassis to provide the best possible dynamic attributes. For the first time in the model’s decade-long production run, the new Macan can be had with rear-wheel steering as an option, which cants the rear wheels up to 5° and narrows the car’s turning radius to just 11.1m.

The car can also be had with air suspension (standard on the Macan Turbo), which comes equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) that features two-valve dampers and revised mapping for better control.

Both the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo are AWD models with a dual-motor setup. Both are also fitted with the same 100kWh (95kWh usable) battery packs but power and range figures are vastly different – though both variants qualify for a VES A1 rating. The battery packs can also support up to 270kW DC fast charging, identical to the Taycan’s peak charge rate.

The Macan 4’s dual-motor drivetrain has a peak output of 408 horsepower and 650Nm of torque. The Macan 4 has a quoted 0-100km/h sprint time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 220km/h. Porsche quotes a combined consumption figure of 17.9-21.1kWh/100Km and a maximum range of 613km on the WLTP cycle.

Meanwhile, the more extreme range-topping Macan Turbo is rated for 636 horsepower and a staggering 1,130Nm of torque. 0-100km/h is dealt with in 3.3 seconds and the car achieves a top speed of 260km/h. Efficiency is quoted at 18.8-20.7kWh/100km and the Macan Turbo should manage up to 591km on a full charge.

The new Porsche Macan is slated to arrive in Singapore by the end of the year and indicative prices of the Macan 4 start at S $254,888 without COE, while the 636hp/1130Nm Macan Turbo will start at S$388,088 before COE.


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Jay Tee

A millennial with the mental age of a quadragenarian, CarBuyer's latest stringer writes and talks about anything with four wheels and a motor. Doesn't fully get TikTok, makes TikToks anyway. Moonlights for TopGear Singapore. Follow him on Instagram (and TikTok) at @jayyteejy

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