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The Macan gets all the safety features along with terrific build quality

Safety and After Sales Service – The Macan comes equipped with all the safety tech you’d expect like 6 airbags and traction control. The Macan has scored top marks at Euro NCAP which means you have the peace of mind expected from a car of this class. The exceptional dynamics give you an amazing confidence at high speeds and cornering. Factor in near faultless build quality, you have a very safe car. Porsche’s dealer network is not as strong as some other luxury brands but Porsche has introduced clever service and maintenance plans to make ownership more hassle-free.

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The Macan S provides sportscar-like dynamics in an SUV form factor

Verdict – The Porsche Macan S is the car to buy if you are looking for sports car-like handling and SUV practicality. The new V6 engine adds oodles of appeal to an already capable chassis. We love how entertaining the Macan S is to drive and it might be one of the best handling SUVs in the world. It also has other attributes like the posh cabin and comfortable ride. The Achilles heel here is the Macan’s poor price to size ratio. At a starting price of Rs. 69.3 lakhs for the base variant going all the way to Rs. 85.6 lakhs, there are many SUVs out there which are far more spacious and practical. However, few four-door cars, let alone SUVs, come close to the Macan S when it comes to putting a big smile across your face every time you get behind the wheel. It is also significantly cheaper than the outgoing car and Porsche has introduced financial schemes to sweeten the ownership experience. Sure, it still remains a niche choice but for an everyday Porsche on Indian roads, the Macan S is it.

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Porsche has retained the analogue instrument cluster

What’s Cool

* Dignified and polished design
* Luxurious interior with crazy attention to detail
* Exceptional acceleration and dynamics
* Comes with the latest safety features

What’s Not So Cool

* Rear seats lack space
* Limited service network

Alternatives: – Jaguar F-Pace, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, BMW X4

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At 458-litres, the boot is also adequately spacious

2019 Porsche Macan S Specifications

* Engine: 2995cc, Twin-Turbo, V6, Petrol
* Power: 354 HP @ 5400-6400 RPM
* Torque: 480 Nm @ 1360-4800 RPM
* Transmission: 7-Speed AT
* 0-100 km/hr: 5.1 seconds
* Top Speed: 254 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 6-9 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 235/55/19 (Front), 255/50/19 (Rear)
* Suspension: Double Wishbone (Front), Trapezoidal Link (Rear)
* Brakes: Ventilated Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, TCS, LSD

2019 Porsche Macan S Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4696 mm X 1923 mm X 1624 mm
* Wheelbase: 2807 mm
* Ground Clearance: 182 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 65-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1948 kgs

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Porsche cars have unmatched soul in them

Testers’ Note:

“Driving the Porsche Macan S was a revelation. I had driven the older year few yers back but that was at an off-road event. Out on the road, the Macan S just comes into its own and it drives very beautifully. It has astonishing handling dynamics and the steering feels great offering so much feedback and precision. The V6 engine is another USP of the Macan offering seamless power delivery instantaneously.” Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.

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