2024 Macan is Porsche’s first all-electric crossover SUV

After ten years in the market and multiple awards, the Macan gets a serious upgrade. Porsche has unveiled the second-generation model, an all-electric version of the popular crossover SUV.

The slightly retouched body is longer and wider than its predecessor, but the roof is two millimeters shorter for better aerodynamics. It may not be apparent at first glance, but the wheelbase of the 2024 Macan stretches out to 86 millimeters, so there is more real estate in the cabin. Like the previous model, it has short front and rear overhangs and pronounced shoulders.

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The headlights come in two parts - the flat upper light unit with four-point daytime running lights is embedded, and the main headlight module with optional matrix LED technology is at the lower part of the bumper. At the rear, the Porsche logo moves to the center of the sculptural 3D light strip.

Cabin occupants will have a lower center of gravity and more legroom because of the new layout of the electric powertrain. The entire width of the dashboard, except for the air vents on either end, gets a 10.9-inch central display to complement the driver’s 12.6-inch curved instrument cluster. For the first time, the Porsche Driver Experience also includes a head-up display with augmented reality technology. It appears to the driver at a distance of 10 meters and corresponds to the size of an 87-inch display.

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The infotainment system uses Android Automotive OS and responds to “Hey Porsche.” On the door panels are LED light strips that act as both ambient lighting and a communication light. It has a roomier interior and an increased luggage area that can go up to as much as 540 liters (model dependent). Sans an engine, the ‘frunk’ can accommodate up to 84 liters of cargo. With the rear seats down, the rear luggage compartment capacity increases to up to 1,348 liters.

Porsche offers two trims, the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo. The former converts 300 kW into 408 PS along with 650 Nm of torque and takes it from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. Meanwhile, the latter turns 470 kW into 639 PS, 1,130 Nm of torque, and sends the vehicle from 0-100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. The electric motors get energy from a lithium-ion battery in the underbody, with a gross capacity of 100 kWh, of which up to 95 kWh can be actively used.

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It uses the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with an 800-volt architecture that offers a DC charging output of up to 270 kW. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent within approximately 21 minutes. AC charging at up to 11 kW is possible at household wall boxes. The combined WLTP range is up to 613 kilometers in the Macan 4 and up to 591 kilometers in the Macan Turbo.

Both the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo have all-wheel drive controlled via the power electronics almost in real-time. The electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management (ePTM) operates five times faster than a conventional all-wheel-drive system and can respond to slip within 10 milliseconds. It also has Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and an electronically controlled differential lock on the rear axle that contributes to the traction, driving stability, and lateral dynamics of the Macan Turbo.

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For the first time, the Macan has optional rear-axle steering, with a maximum steering angle of five degrees, allowing it to execute a compact turning circle of 11.1 meters in urban traffic and when maneuvering.

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“We are taking the Macan to a completely new level – with exceptional E-Performance, the new Driver Experience, and a very impressive design,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.