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2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

A Class Of One I knew it was a softball question, but I asked it anyway. It's pretty standard for automakers to offer up some examples of competitors when they invite the media to drive a new vehicle for the first time. If not stated outright, it's just as standard for some journalist to query about the competitive set as soon as the Q&A begins. I knew full well that Porsche believes it has a valuable new niche to itself with the 2015 Macan (and especially with the Macan Turbo), but I wanted to hear the answer to the competitor cars question anyway. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller... Read More

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
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    A Class Of One I knew it was a softball question, but I asked it anyway. It's pretty standard for automakers to offer up some examples of competitors when they invite the media to drive a new vehicle for the first time. If not stated outright, it's just as standard for some journalist to query about the competitive set as soon as the Q&A begins. I ...

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    Canada: Porsche Macan makes Canadian debut at 2014 Toronto Auto Show [w/video]
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    Porsche took the wraps off its all-new 2015 Macan at the 2014 Toronto Auto Show, and while it's easy to write it off as just a badge-engineered version of the Audi Q5, you'd be very, very wrong. For starters, 75 per cent of the car's platform was re-engineered by the Porsche team, and with a choice of two twin-turbocharged engines, the Macan should ...

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    Review: 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
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    Not To Be Dismissed As A Gussied-Up Audi Q5 The misinformation first started back in May of 2007 – more than six years ago – when word came that Porsche was developing a compact utility vehicle to fill out its product line. Rumours swirled that the German automaker's future "Roxster" would be based on the then-upcoming Audi Q5. By September of ...

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    Video: Porsche Macan caught barely disguised in motion
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    Even though Porsche engineers left their Macan crossover sitting in the darkness behind a gas station in Stuttgart, it was spotted and briefly photographed and videoed. It looks like the same worse-for-wear mule's that's been popular with photographers for a few months now, its camo-clad exterior and a bit of its interior no longer secrets. What we can ...

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    Report: Porsche confirms Sport Turismo styling cues for rest of lineup
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    Whether or not it's ever going to be built, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept sounds like it will be playing a pivotal role in upcoming Porsche products. Following the car's debut at the Paris Motor Show, Motor Trend sat down with Porsche AG President and CEO, Matthias Müller, to discuss where we might see elements from this stylish concept ...

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    Report: Porsche ups forecast, predicts 75,000 Macan sales in first year
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    At the same time that Volkswagen is lowering its sales forecast for this year due to Europe's weak market, Porsche is predicting huge business for next year with its Macan. The Audi Q5-based CUV will give Porsche entry into the same money-pool where compact, luxury CUVs like the Range Rover Evoque and the Macan's donor Audi continue to frolic. Earlier, ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Macan snapped testing, first glimpse of interior ever seen
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    What's this? More spy shots of the same Porsche Macan test mule we saw a few months ago? Yes. But this time, we've also got a few glimpses into the interior.This Macan is also wearing different wheels, has roof rails, and sports quad exhaust pipes. We're still waiting for some concrete information about Porsche's Audi Q5-based crossover, which goes into ...

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    Report: EU investigates Porsche plans of taxpayer grant to build new Macan
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    Porsche won't put its second crossover into production for another year, but the Macan is already causing some controversy. Not the Porsche-has-sold-its-soul controversy that accompanied the launch of its big brother Cayenne, but the why-is-the-German-government-subsidizing-it kind. According to Reuters, the European Commission has launched an ...

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    Spy Shots: New Porsche Macan CUV takes shape
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    Our spy photographers have given us our first clear glimpse at the upcoming Porsche Macan. While the test machine we see here wears some Cayenne camouflage, there's little hiding the small CUV's roof line. Based on the Audi Q5, the Macan will boast plenty of suspension tweaks by the minds at Porsche to put the crossover more in line with the sports car ...

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    Rumormill: Porsche Macan to get 370-horsepower turbo model?
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    Rumour has it Porsche may produce a performance version of the upcoming Macan. Autocar reports the German manufacturer is working on a Macan Turbo that may be good for as much as 370 horsepower thanks to an all-new twin-turbo V6 engine. The article suggests the 3.0-litre mill will borrow heavily from the 3.6-litre unit found in the base Panamera and ...