2016 Porsche Macan Release Date and Info

As the 2016 Porsche Macan is being released within the upcoming period we are getting a lot of interest from the fans. The newest Macan is not your typical crossover vehicle. If you look at it from the back you would think it as your ordinary crossover. There are some hints that it is not your typical SUV but it is when you go around it, check the profile and see the front end when you see that this car is actually built for speed.

2016 Porsche Cayman front view, grille and headlights

The newest 2016 Porsche Macan has been built to perform and as such is has a lot of road readiness and offers an aggressive performance. Its specs are worth of a Porsche badge and it can give you some driving abilities that cannot be matched by the other luxury crossover competition in the segment.

2016 Porsche Macan
2016 Porsche Macan

As the car has been tweaked up a bit under the hood, the aesthetic updates are only minor for the 2016 model year. The car will get a bit work done but it is nothing major and is pretty similar to the previous car that was released. Nevertheless, the newest 2016 Macan is a fine vehicle and you can read all about it in this review.

2016 Porsche Cayman rear view, blue color

2016 Porsche Macan engine

The 2016 Porsche Macan is going to be released in two trim levels, the S and Macan Turbo, and both of them will have different engines under the hood. The Macan S will utilize the power from a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 which will enable it to perform at 340 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand the Turbo trim will get the use of a 3.6-liter turbocharged V6  with the output of 400 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. You can get both vehicles with a 7-speed automated transmission choice and also include an all-wheel drive system with both of them if you choose so. The car now has some fine specs to it which are seen from the calculated numbers that it has. The EPA rating is set at 17 mpg city/23 highway/19 combined, the towing ability is now set at 4,409 pounds, while the acceleration from 0-60 mph is achieved at 5.6 for the S and 4.4 for the Turbo trim.

2016 Porsche Cayman engine


Wheelbase: 110.5 in
Length: 184.3 in
Width: 76.1 in
Passenger volume: 96 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4351 lb
Top Speed: 156 mph
0-60: 4,4 sec
MPG: 17/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Agate Grey Metallic, Black, Carrara White Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, Impulse Red Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4,409 lbs


The 2016 Porsche Macan will retain much of its features from before. It is going to be a virtualy a similar car with its looks to the previous one with some tweaks and additions added. The car has some muscular haunches and a sporty design to it which makes it cool looking but also has an unorthodox crossover design. The car keeps its double exhaust pipes at the back while at the front end adds some massive air vents which immediately give it off as a speedster. With a look like this you will be certain that the car does not lack ride quality and also has some road presence to it with this sporty design. It is one of the best designed Porsche vehicles in the fleet and one which will win over the hearts of many fans.

2016 Porsche Macan front
2016 Porsche Macan front

The standard equipment that is added to the S trim includes privacy glass, fog lights, LED running lights, automatic bi-xenon headlights with cleaners and auto-leveling. On the other hand if you go for the Turbo trim you may get the use of LED fog lights, adaptive headlights and a unique front and rear fascia design. There are also going to be some additional inclusions added to the standard set which will be announced as the release dates gets nearer. We assume that they won’t come cheap but if you have your heart set on some detailed additions Porsche will no doubt be able to provide it.

2016 Porsche Macan back
2016 Porsche Macan back


The inside of the car offers a very positing and comfortable setting. As you venture inside the 2016 Porsche Macan you will see a full luxury interior with some fine trims and comfy materials. The only backdrop is a somewhat limited cargo space as you will not be able to fit a big load inside, but all of the other features provided on the inside of the car are quality and appropriate. The S trim comes with 8-way power front seats with memory which is matted with some leather and suede upholstery. The rear seats get a 40/20/40 split-folding and you also get the use of a 7-inch touchscreen, the new tri-zone automatic climate control, an 11-speaker audio system and Bluetooth connectivity at the front.

2016 Porsche Macan interior
2016 Porsche Macan interior

The larger Turbo trim also has a few interesting additions up its sleeve. With the full leather upholstery it also has the heated 10-way power front seats, a 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound audio system, a heated steering wheel and navigation. It also uses some upgraded safety features like roll over sensors, a full complement of airbags, tire sealing compound and electric compressor and  brake-pad wear indicators.

2016 Porsche Cayman steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Price and release date

The release date of the 2016 Porsche Macan is going to be released soon and we can expect the car available at local dealers next year, most likely since February. But as any Porsche vehicle it does not come cheap as the 2016 Porsche Macan S is rated at a base MSRP level of $57,110, while the Turbo comes at $74,895.

The moles to also watch out for are the 2016 Audi Q5, 2016 BMW X3, Infiniti QX70 and 2016 Porsche Cayenne.

2016 Porsche Cayman rear angle, taillights and tailpipe