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Old 02-13-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Upset about SQ5 wheel gap?

Don't be. Although we don't get the Euro-spec set up, it's nowhere near as bad as on this Macan I saw at the Chicago auto show today. BTW, this was Macan S with 340hp and sticker of $78k. So glad I went with SQ over this.

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That looks like it has airbags and they are fully inflated
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That is awful. Don't even understand. It's not a Hummer.

Yet another reason a RS6 Avant in the US would be awesome. But alas...
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Don't be. Although we don't get the Euro-spec set up, it's nowhere near as bad as on this Macan I saw at the Chicago auto show today. BTW, this was Macan S with 340hp and sticker of $78k. So glad I went with SQ over this.

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I saw this Macan at the show on Monday. I was surprised at how low key the display was. It was just sitting in a line of other models. I didn't notice any special signs for the new model.

I like the styling. It looks good in that color. To me it's a little fresher than the Q5. It didn't seem like a $78k vehicle to me, but they will sell a lot of them.
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That looks like it has airbags and they are fully inflated
Yes, it must have an adjustable ride height suspension that someone set to the highest setting.
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http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/f...rbo-2014-02-13

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On a derestricted autobahn, we saw an easy 160mph, and the Macan had plenty more to give. And here's the smart thing: unlike many smart Germans, the Macan can deal with gnarly roads, too. Especially riding on the £1700 optional air suspension, which is a thing of subtle magic, keeping the Porsche flat through even the most face-bending of corners without turning its ride to peanut brittle.
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Yes, it must have an adjustable ride height suspension that someone set to the highest setting.
Yep, from Porsche website:
Air Suspension
Fully load-bearing air-spring struts with integrated dampers for three ride height settings with self-leveling and the possibility to lower rear axle to loading level. The variable damping system continuously regulates damping force to reduce body movements as the situation demands.

Off-Road Level (+40 mm) - activated via "OFF-ROAD" button between 0-55 mph
Normal Level - standard setting at any speed
Low Level (-10 mm) - activated by pressing the PASM button twice at any speed
Loading Level (-40 mm, rear only) - activated via button in the luggage compartment


Although SQ5 owners will painfully remember that until the car actually arrived in the US, we all thought we were getting Euro ride height. I hope Macan purchasers aren't similarly blind-sided. Steve
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Makes sense if it's height adjustable, but car was locked so Porsche must have set it up that way for the show. Didn't read the whole sticker, just noticed the $78k total price.
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I'll be ordering a Macan as soon as a diesel is available, without Nav and sunroof, should be under $60K
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Looks like it's this one


It does say "Air Suspension" and "Active Suspension Management" on the sticker.

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I was very interested in the Macan for the powertrain and and especially the PDK transmission, but it's just not worth the cost to me. I'm sure these photos show the air suspension in their high setting but I have no idea why they would set it that way for the show. The video nicely shows the back seats and yikes do they look cramped. Where's the leg room? I am very glad I went with my SQ5 and got all the power, more space, only minimally less style, and a great suspension (although not adjustable). Not to mention it was about $20k less than a Macan S.

The Macan Turbo has an engine and body that is a sexy beast though, and I would love to have that... just not for $90k+ with options.
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There's enough control buttons and switches in there to choke a horse. Yikes.
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Don't be. Although we don't get the Euro-spec set up, it's nowhere near as bad as on this Macan I saw at the Chicago auto show today. BTW, this was Macan S with 340hp and sticker of $78k. So glad I went with SQ over this.
Macan S $78k

Porsche Macan S 340HP Base price: $49,900
Porsche Macan Turbo 400HP Base price: $72,300
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:28 PM   #14
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Macan S $78k

Porsche Macan S 340HP Base price: $49,900
Porsche Macan Turbo 400HP Base price: $72,300
Key word here is "base price", and we all know how expensive the options get at Porsche. There is a closeup of the sticker in the video, take a look.
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Key word here is "base price", and we all know how expensive the options get at Porsche. There is a closeup of the sticker in the video, take a look.
I know it's basic price, but Porsche on the U.S. market offers a lot more options than Audi.

Example Audi in EU: SQ5 TDI 3.0 TDI 230 kW (313 hp) Base price € 59,300.00 with all the options price € 94,070.00

Porshe Macan S 250 kW (340 hp)or diesel 190 kW (258 hp) Base price € 57.930,00 with all the options price € 97.307,10

Audi is also expensive for optional equipment and options
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