Porsche Australia updates MY16 price list

Porsche 911 Black Edition

Porsche Cars Australia has announced an updated increased price list for its MY16 models. That change also brings the 911 Black Edition (pictured) and Boxster Black Edition to the local market. Deliveries for the Black Editions commence in September.

The Black Edition models bring extra standard equipment and are available in any colour as long as you like black.

The 911 includes an extra $25,000 of standard options such as a full leather interior, 20″ Turbo alloys, LED headlights with PDLS+, front and rear park assist, a Porsche crest embossed on the seats and Black Edition decals on the door sills.

Meanwhile the Boxster gains $15,000 of freebies, including 20″ Carrera Classic alloys, Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS, a black rollover bar, auto dimming mirrors, upgraded steering wheel, a Porsche crest embossed on the seats and Black Edition decals on the door sills.

Manufacturer’s List Pricing for the Black Edition models starts at $110,800 for the Boxster. The 911 Black Edition is available in both coupé and cabriolet body styles in either Carrera 2 or Carrera 4 specification. Pricing starts at $209,500 for the 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, and goes up to $240,000 for the Carrera 4 Cabriolet.

All models across the line up also gain extra equipment as standard in MY16 spec, which can be viewed below along with full pricing details for the entire Porsche Australia model range.

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VIDEO: BMW X4 v Porsche Macan

BMW X4 xDrive30d M Sport v Porsche Macan S Diesel

If you can stomach the planet’s insatiable desire for SUVs then you’ll be primed for this review from Autocar. It’s the BMW X4 up against the Porsche Macan. Two SUVs likely to polarise opinions on numerous levels, but two SUVs that are likely to be among the best in their class.

Specifically, Autocar has compared a BMW X4 xDrive30d M Sport against a Porsche Macan S Diesel. And at 1895kg and 1880kg respectively these little “small” SUVs have a lot of weight to throw around from their elevated positions.

So, they’ll be crap handlers right?


Details about the new Porsche flat-four

981 Porsche Boxster

The new flat-four cylinder engine from Porsche will underpin a variety of models and will come in three different engine capacities, Car magazine reports. All will feature direct injection and have turbochargers to achieve the peak power Porsche demands.

Kicking off the flat-four family will be a 1.6 litre engine producing 210hp (155kW), followed by a 2.0 litre offering 286hp (210kW) and topping the range will be a 360hp (265kW) 2.5 litre.

The 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre engines are expected to find their way into the next-gen Boxster and Cayman, as well as the Cayenne. We reckon the Macan should be on that list too.

It’s not clear at this stage what purpose the 1.6 litre has, although it could be earmakred for use in Volkswagen/Audi products such as the on-again, off-again Audi R4 and associated acts.

[Source: Car]


You’re not buying an SUV, it’s a Le Mans racecar!

Porsche UK Macan launch

The Porsche Macan is going to smash sales records for the Stuttgart brand. In Australia demand is already outstripping supply and it’s not even in showrooms yet.

The reasons for this early success are pretty simple; the Macan looks good and it will undoubtedly drive very well. Plus, for a Porsche, it’s pretty damn cheap.

It doesn’t need to be marketed in order to be a sales phenomenon. And yet Porsche is intent on making potential Macan owners know they also make sportscars. And fancy racing cars, too!

Inside every Macan SUV is a little bit of Porsche 917. It’s true, I saw it on the internet…


If you say it enough times, you might believe it

Porsche Macan S

The new Macan is a sportscar. The new Macan is a sportscar. The new Macan is a sportscar. The new Macan is a sportscar. The new Macan is a sportscar.

Nope, I still don’t believe it. Watch these two videos from Porsche and see if you end up being convinced.

Make no mistake the Macan will be very, very good. And probably very fast too, in Turbo guise. But, Porsche, please, cut the bullshit!

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LA 2013: Porsche Macan revealed

Porsche Macan

Porsche has revealed its new Macan SUV in separate launch events at motor shows in LA and Tokyo. Of course, Porsche ambassador Maria Sharapova could only be in one place at once and LA got the sweets on that front.

The Macan is destined to be Porsche’s best selling model and if you have a dislike of SUVs from Stuttgart we suggest you learn to get over it, and fast. As far as SUVs go the Macan looks very good and with relatively affordable pricing (for a Porsche anyway) you’ll be seeing a lot of these on the roads.

At launch Porsche has released information on three models, all boast Porsche Traction Managment—what you and I would call all-wheel drive—and 7-speed PDK transmissions:

Macan Turbo
Engine: 3.6 litre V6 biturbo
Power: 294kW at 6000rpm
Torque: 550Nm at 1350–4500rpm
Weight (unladen): 1925kg
0–100km/h: 4.8s (4.6s with optional Sport Chrono)
0–160km/h: 11.1s (10.9s with optional Sport Chrono)
0–1000m: 24.2s (23.9s with optional Sport Chrono)
Fuel consumption (NEDC): 9.2–8.9l/100km

Macan S
Engine: 3.0 litre V6 biturbo
Power: 250kW at 5500–6500rpm
Torque: 460Nm at 1450–5000rpm
Weight (unladen): 1865kg
0–100km/h: 5.4s (5.2s with optional Sport Chrono)
0–160km/h: 13.2s (13.0s with optional Sport Chrono)
0–1000m: 25.7s (25.4s with optional Sport Chrono)
Fuel consumption (NEDC): 9.0–8.7l/100km

Macan S Diesel
Engine: 3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel
Power: 190kW at 4000–4250rpm
Torque: 580Nm at 1750–2500rpm
Weight (unladen): 1880kg
0–100km/h: 6.3s (6.1s with optional Sport Chrono)
0–160km/h: 16.7s (16.5s with optional Sport Chrono)
0–1000m: 27.2s (26.8s with optional Sport Chrono)
Fuel consumption (NEDC): 6.3–6.1l/100km

Full details from Porsche are available after the break, including the 71 page press kit from the LA Auto Show.


Porsche Macan S next inline for leaked pics

2014 Porsche Macan S

We’ve already been given a sneak peek at the new Porsche Macan, but here’s another couple of pics to check out before the official reveal.

The Macan S is expected to be powered by a turbocharged 3.6 litre V6 producing 320hp (240kW). Entry level models are understood to be powered by four cylinder engines, while the range-topping Macan Turbo will use the same engine as the S, tuned to offer 395hp (295kW).

A 250hp (186kW) 3.0 litre V6 diesel will also be found in the Macan range.

[Source: Autocar]


No need to wait for the official Porsche Macan launch

Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan is the latest new model to be revealed thanks to the emergence of unauthorised images hitting the web before the official launch. Here you can see a series of images released from a forthcoming issue of Auto Motor und Sport.

Our first impression is one of approval although the styling of that front end may take some getting used to. Some finer mesh in the grille is the immediate thought of what is missing, but perhaps over time that simpler, almost crude, industrial look will rest more easily.

We’re not so sure we can say the same for the side scuff panel running along the lower edge of the doors. On a silver car it just looks like a tacky add-on.

In the article the Macan is compared against an Audi Q5 with a V6 diesel engine. It’s expected Porsche’s baby SUV will be sold initially with a 3.6 litre V6 petrol engine with 340PS (250kW) for the Macan S and 400PS (295kW) for the Macan Turbo.

[Source: Pistonheads | Thanks to Wayne for extra pics]


The dunes are alive with the sound of Macan

Porsche Macan teaser video

Porsche has kept the ball rolling ahead of the Macan launch with this new video showing the entry-level SUV carving up sand dunes near Dubai. Shown undisguised, but in discreet all black paintwork, the Macan looks like fun in the loose sand of the middle east.

With three weeks to go until the wraps officially come off the Macan you can expect Porsche to continue its marketing pitch.


Porsche keeps Macan preview rolling

Porsche Macan

There’s still 33 days to go until the Macan is officially launched, but Porsche is keeping the previews coming. A series of photos showing the baby SUV without camouflage have been posted to Facebook.

As you can see the front-end styling differs enough from the Cayenne to have its own identity, while being similar enough to be part of the family. The rear tail light cluster, for one thing, isn’t the incoherent mess you see on the Cayenne.

Overall, the Macan seems to have a much more pleasing aesthetic than its bigger brother and while we do in some small way still lament the fact that Porsche is even in the SUV market, the fact remains they make excellent products and they need to play the game in order to keep pumping out 911s, Caymans and Boxsters.


Porsche gears up for Macan launch

Porsche Macan

Porsche is readying us all for the launch of the new Macan SUV with a dedicated microsite, which includes a new teaser image and two new sketches.

Of the new Macan, Porsche says:

Build a compact SUV? No, we’d rather think outside the box.

We’ve built what we always build: a Sports Car. Five doors, five seats and yet intimate with the road; boasting plenty of space for hobbies, leisure and sport. But no room for compromise. Compact, concentrated and intensive, but still powerful. Practical but never ordinary.

There’s also a teaser video showing a couple of prototypes on the company’s Weissach test track, as well as carving it up on some sand dunes. We hate to admit it, but we think Porsche is about to make the SUV very cool!

The official launch of the Macan is scheduled for the LA Auto Show on 20 November (although we expect details will be released a day or two earlier).


Porsche Macan details leaked and more

Porsche Macan leaked slide

Jalopnik brings word of a series of leaked slides, allegedly from a Porsche dealer function in Atlanta, Georgia. First up is info on the Macan SUV.

From that info we get a re-confirmation that the Macan will be revealed at the LA Auto Show in November. But we now know (or think we know) the Macan will enter the market with a 3.0 litre V6 for the Macan S and a 3.6 litre six-cylinder for the Macan Turbo. Presumably the engine in the Turbo will be V6 too. US pricing for the S will kick off at $52,000, while the Turbo will be priced from $75,000 (yeah, it sucks to be Australian sometimes!).

Get this, for added confusion, both of these engines are said to be turbocharged.

Casting some doubt over the legitmacy of this info, perhaps, is the fact the image of the Macan in the slide above is not an official Porsche photo, rather a rendering from German rag AutoBild.

The Cayman and Boxster get in on the gossip too, with suggestions there will be GTS models added to each range. Expect a launch in April next year and an extra 15hp and new 20″ alloys among the headline features.

Also included in this leaked info is word on the new 911 Targa, available in either Carrera 4 or 4S designation, which is said to have an auto roof function. Will be fun seeing that in action with the usual Targa rollover hoop, but we’re sure Porsche can find a way.

There is a chance all this info is unreliable, so we’ll just have to sit tight and see what Porsche has to say over the coming months.

[Source: Jalopnik]