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

Specifications

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

Exterior

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

Interior

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

2016 Porsche Macan SUV Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Porsche Macan SUV  Release Date, Price, Diesel, Review – The five-passenger 2016 Porsche Macan comes with a performance worthy of its brand name. It comes with an athletic and engaging fun-to-drive character, versatility especially in terms of customization, and has a quiet and comfortable ride. Its release date should be expected during the 4th quarter of this year.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV 
2016 Porsche Macan SUV

The vehicle comes with all the necessary performance nitty-gritties capable of warranting the Stuttgart Coat of Arms at the front with its tall ride height, and a hatchback cargo area, five-passenger seating capacity. Undoubtedly, the Macan remains as the fastest and most rewarding compact luxury crossover vehicle available. The Macan Turbo and Macan S offer an incredible 400 and 340 hp respectively, while its acceleration sends shivers to other top-performance vehicles in its segment.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV rear angle, exterior, taillights and tailpipe, alloy wheels

Furthermore, the vehicle is quite nimble and will assuredly excite you as you wind your way along a twisting road. The vehicle is quite engaging in comparison to its competitors including its Cayenne big brother, but comes a distant second in comparison to the 2-door Porsche sports car. The top performance, fortunately, doesn’t jeopardize its impressive ride quality.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV front view, blue color, headlights and grille

Irrespective of which trim you decide to go with, the Macan comes with an excellent interior. The combination of a touchscreen and button interface build quality is simply top-notch. However, if you are more interested in luxury than performance, you might opt for other alternatives such as, 2016 Audi SQ5 and Q5, Range Rover Evoque, and BMW X3 or even the Lexus RX as well.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2016 Porsche Macan

The five passenger 2016 Porsche Macan compact crossover will come in S and Turbo trim levels.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Standard equipment available on the 2016 Porsche Macan S includes a power liftgate, LED running lights, cruise control, a 7” touchscreen display, CD player, automatic wipers, 18/19” wheels, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, 11-speaker premium audio system, bi-xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery, privacy glass, eight-way power front seats, driver memory settings, and foglights.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV  front
2016 Porsche Macan SUV  front

The top-of-the-line 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo comes with unique front and rear fascias, a heated steering wheel, premium audio system, HD radio, 19” wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a simulated suede headrest, full leather upholstery, powerful engine, and power adjustable side and bottom bolsters.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV  back
2016 Porsche Macan SUV  back

 

Save for the styling elements and engine specs, other Turbo’s features are provided for the base S model as options. Furthermore, others are grouped into packages. Some of optional features include high performance ceramic brakes, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry, several roof rail choices, height-adjustable air suspension, variable torque vectoring, 20/21” wheels, variable torque vectoring, a dual-note sport exhaust, a surround-view camera, and skid plates.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV  interior
2016 Porsche Macan SUV  interior

Interior wise, Porsche offers ventilated front seats, premium Burmester audio system, HD radio, 10-way power front seats, full leather upholstery, smartphone app integration, satellite radio, heated steering wheel, and sunshades. The Sport Chrono package adds an electronic logbook, trip computer, selectable sport calibrations, dash-top stopwatch, and voice command functionality. Furthermore, Porsche offers an array of color palette to choose from.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV trunk

2016 Porsche Macan Engine Specs

A 3.0L V6 engine comes equipped with a 2016 Porsche Macan capable of cranking out 340 horsepower and 339 pounds of torque. An AWD system and a 7-speed automated transmission system are provided as standard systems. In our own performance test drive, the base Macan was able to sprint to 60 mph from standstill in an impressive 5.6 seconds.

A 3.6L V6 engine comes fitted in a 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo able to generate 400 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque. Standard feature provided is the AWD and 7-speed transmission system. Its acceleration to 60 mph is an impressive 4.4 seconds. With such an acceleration, the Turbo is undisputedly the fastest compact crossover in the segment.

2016 Porsche Macan SUV engine

The EPA fuel economy ratings for the two engines is 17/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined. When the Macan is fully equipped, expect a towing capacity of up to 4,409 lbs.

Some of the standard safety equipment on the S include front and rear side airbag, antilock disc brakes, front knee airbags, traction control, side curtain airbags, and stability control.

Specifications

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

Date Of Release & Price – 2016 Porsche Macan

2016 Porsche Macan SUV side angle, alloy wheels, taillights,

Rumors allege that the 2016 Porsche Macan’s release date will be towards the end of this year. As for the price, expect the S to set you back by an MSRP of $52,600, while the plush Turbo should go for sale with a price tag of $73,900.

2016 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Review

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne comes with a surprising amount of ruggedness and versatility to its new design. It already offers enough on-the-road, or even on-the-track, performance which has something that we already knew about the latest Cayenne car. But the imposed remodeling and some new additions added to the 2016 model make this car a very imposing presence on the Porsche roster.

2016 Porsche Cayenne
2016 Porsche Cayenne

This is primarily a family vehicle, but how does a Porsche family vehicle look like. Except looking at the picture, we can tell you that Porsche incorporates its unique style of extravagance and sportiness and introduces it to this brand which will grow in popularity with the upcoming period. The car does well to mix the trademark features of the Porsche cars and tones them down just at an appropriate amount in order to come up with the perfect blend of features necessary for a family car.

2016 Porsche Cayenne front view, white color, grille

With Porsche trying to produce more sports utility vehicle, the Cayenne is going to be their flagship product for this market. We already have a bunch of cars that are also coming out next years which will bear similar characteristics as the Cayenne, or in fact they are going to be directly borrowed from it. So if you have not informed yourself on time of the immense potential that the 2016 Porsche Cayenne brings, start reading this review to catch up on the info you have missed.

2016 Porsche Cayenne rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Porsche Cayenne exterior

Maybe the idea for the 2016 Porsche Cayenne exterior design would not be a fruitful one some 10 years ago, but now it fits the needs of the market remarkably and considerably. The exterior design of the 2016 Cayenne has just enough sportiness and elegance to it that it makes it a totally positive acquisition for any sort of a driver. The sport utility crossover has just enough ruggedness, as it is still a vehicle that can venture off the road if necessary but at hear remains a utility car with modern features to its design. As it does feature some of the elements of the legendary design from Porsche that is the 911 vehicle, it does not use them too much. Because of its size it is inappropriate to use them that much but manages to attain a synergy styling between a Porsche SUV and a Porsche sports car.

2016 Porsche Cayenne front
2016 Porsche Cayenne front

You can actually easily distinguish between the different trim levels of the cars, as some come with some subtle difference while others take it a bit too far and include some large differences among one another. The Turbo trim is the most unique one as it has a very aggressive design to it with its large fascia and detailing. The SE Hybrid on the other hand has some neon-green trim which is actually a standard addition for all electronic cars coming out from Porsche. Finally, the quad-element headlights were one of the better additions to the last update for the car and makes it as part of the entire fleet this year as well.

2016 Porsche Cayenne back
2016 Porsche Cayenne back

Interior

The interior of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne has some typical coupe-like refurbishing on the front side of the car. The car cab not boast with some curved surfaces, an array of upscale materials added to the front and an added analogue clock as well. It also uses an extravagant instrument pane arrangement with a lot of carved surfaces. It sports some sculpted vertical vents and a sloped vertical control panel which is all furnished by some fine and upscale materials. You can notice that the 2016 Porsche Cayenne has borrowed some elements from Panamera vehicle, which actually fit more than well for the vehicle’s design.

2016 Porsche Cayenne interior
2016 Porsche Cayenne interior

Porsche is not a big fan of touch screen technology or in fact any kind of screens for that matter. That is way it uses an arrangement of different widgets on the control panel with an array of buttons that can be used to adjust anything that has an adjustment option to it. The Cayenne also comes with an extensive option list which allows you to choose and fit your Cayenne with an array of interesting additional gadgets and features making your Cayenne a unique fit for your needs.

2016 Porsche Cayenne interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Engine

As the Cayenne has already received a new engine pairing for the last year it is going to be transferred to the powertrain of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne. The car will then use the twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 420 horsepower. If you are interested in trying out the SE Hybrid trim, then you will be able to use a combination of a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and an electronic motor which in total makes for 416 horsepower. The fastest and most powerful trim of the entire Cayenne roster is the Turbo version which uses a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 engine option and comes with a 520 hp. Finally, one step below the Turbo is the GTS which uses a twin-turbo V-6 and engine to make a performance of 440 horsepower and 445 lb-ft. This model can actually go 5.2 seconds to reach the 62 mph mark, but the Turbo trim is still unmatchable as it goes 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

2016 Porsche Cayenne engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6 in. (114 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.1 in. (191.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.7 in. (78.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 23.6 cu.ft. (max 62.9 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4488 lbs.
Top Speed: 151 mph
0-60: 4.1 sec
MPG: 19/24 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Carmine Red, Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, Meteor Grey Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Peridot Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Umber Metallic, White,,,
Towing Capacity: 7,716 lbs

Price and release date

The entire roster of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne trims comes out next year. You will be able to get your vehicles as they come on sale in April when the release date has been scheduled. The base MSRP rating is set at a price of 58,300 dollars, but jumps up to 62,300 dollars for the diesel option or even 77,200 dollars for the hybrid version.

The Cayenne may be posting class-leading specs with this model and does so blissfully well, but the models that are following it are not that much behind, particularly the likes of 2016 BMW X5, 2016 Infiniti QX70, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

2016 Porsche Cayenne trunk