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How Is The New Porsche Macan EV Different From Previous Models?

In January 2024, Porsche finally announced their much-anticipated Macan EV, 10 years after the petrol-engined first-generation caught the attention of motorists worldwide. However, the new model could be the most important release of 2024, with a new fully electric model announced.

2 Porsche Macan Electric

Boasting an up to 470 kW powertrain, the new Macan 4 EV offers 300+ miles of range, a dual motor, and an 800-volt battery. What’s more, Porsche has also announced a 600+ hp Macan Turbo model set to be released, too. However, the basic single-motor model still offers a sufficiently powerful 408 hp in output.

Clearly, this family-sized, yet compact luxury crossover SUV is no slouch, but how is the new Porsche Macan EV different from previous models?

Known for a more evolutionary approach, Porsche has kept the general shape of the old Macan, but the newest model serves up a sleeker, more ‘coupe-like’ design. Of course, this new model does offer many new features including:

  • A Fully Electric Powertrain
  • Porsche Traction Management (e-PTM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) To Go With The Air Suspension
  • New Dimensions
  • Larger, 624-litre Luggage Capacity
  • Improved Internal Layout

Continue with us below to see how the new Macan 4 and Turbo might be the new vehicle that you lease in 2024.

What is Different About the New Porsche EV Macan?

Well, quite a lot, actually. The most noticeable difference is the all-electric motor. Replacing the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, twin-turbo internal combustion engine in the first generation model with an under-floor electric powertrain, the second generation draws its power from a lithium-ion body in the underbody.

The transition to an all-electric powertrain in the fourth-generation Macan brings significant improvements in power, acceleration, and environmental impact. The electric Macan’s lithium-ion battery, positioned beneath the floor, not only enhances performance but also maintains the sports car feel you’d expect from a Porsche.

This sits the driver a little lower than in the petrol-engined model, so you won’t lose that feeling that the new Macan is still essentially a sports car, even in its electric form.

Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the all-new Macan when compared to the first-generation petrol model.

Porsche Macan Electric Interior

Key Feature – Power Output

Porsche Macan (2.0 4-Cylinder Petrol Engine):

Power Output: 265bhp

Porsche Macan 4 (All-Electric)

Power Output: 402bhp

Key Feature – Speed and Acceleration

Porsche Macan (2.0 4-Cylinder Petrol Engine):

Max Speed: 150mph

0-62mph: 7.7 seconds

Porsche Macan 4 (All-Electric)

Max Speed: 137mph

0-62mph: in 5.2 seconds

Key Feature – Range

Porsche Macan (2.0 4-Cylinder Petrol Engine):

Range: 580 miles

Porsche Macan 4 (All-Electric)

Range: 300+ miles of charge

How the New Porsche EV Macan Compares to The Polestar 4

Polestar 4

Using the Polestar 4 (200kW 100kWh Long Range Single Motor Plus 5dr Auto) as a reference, the new Porsche Macan manages to keep its cutting edge.

For reference, The Polestar 4 has a power output of 268bhp, whereas the new Porsche Macan 4 offers a much more satisfying 402bhp as standard.

This power is best applied to short distances, where the standard Porsche Macan 4 can allegedly reach 60mph from standing in 5.2 seconds. The Polestar manages the same speed in 6.9 seconds. Not bad.

The Porsche Macan manages to pull away with its iconic badge and history. However, until the Macan 4 EV is released at the back end of 2024, the Polestar is still a great current EV brand that isn’t looking at slowing down anytime soon.

How Does the New Electric Macan Compare to The New Audi Q6 e-tron?

Audi Q6 E-TRON

The newest addition to the impressive Audi all-electric range has been announced in the form of the Q6 e-tron, pencilled in for a release at some point in the second half of 2024.

Under the handsome exterior, the new prestige release from Audi shares much with the Porsche Macan 4, as both stem from Audi’s Premium Platform Electronic architecture (PPE). The differences announce themselves with the exterior, however, with the Macan 4 being slightly longer (13mm), significantly narrower (55mm) and about an inch lower (26mm).

At launch, the Q6 will be available with 2 all-wheel drive drivetrains, both of which utilise a motor per axle. The Q6 e-tron has a total power output of 285kW and can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 130mph.

This comes in as slightly under the numbers reported by Porsche for the Macan 4. The slight drop in performance between the two models isn’t accounted for in any significant price difference between the two, with Audi stating that the Q6 e-tron will be available at prices starting at just £69,700, with the Macan 4 starting at a supposed £69.800.

The differences in the interior may set the two apart. Whilst both offer the excellent Audi infotainment system, the Audi Q6 e-tron features an optional third, polarised 10.9-inch screen for the front passenger and Bang & Olufsen sound system.

However, the ultimate difference between the two might be simply down to preference on the badge.

View our deals on the new Audi Q6 e-tron for competitive deals on both Personal Contract Hire and Business Contract Hire Leases.

When is the Macan EV Available?

Porsche Macan Electric in city

Whilst Porsche hasn’t given us an exact date for the release of the new Macan 4, or the Porsche Macan Turbo (which we think will come out a little after the standard model), we can assume that it will be before the end of 2024.

This is because the petrol-powered Macan is being discontinued in Europe on the 1st of July this year, but not due to failing emission standards. It’s because they failed to meet new EU cybersecurity rules that came into force after the current crop was designed.

Porsche will continue to sell Macan in the UK for at least the rest of 2024. So the new, fully-electrified Macan has arrived alongside the four and six-cylinder petrol looking fresh, sporting the upgraded internal infotainment systems and ready to try and convince people that EV vehicles are, indeed, the future.

What Models Are Porsche Discontinuing?

As mentioned, Porsche is discontinuing the petrol-engined model of the Macan at the end of 2024. This means that the all-electric model of the Macan will be the only available generation available from Porsche from 2025 onwards.

Can You Still Drive a Petrol Porsche?

Whilst Porsche is discontinuing the First-Generation Macan from their production lines, they will still be available from us here at Morgan Highfield & Land.

The Porsche Macan is an iconic, mid-sized SUV that combines sports performance with quiet luxury. We don’t think that either generation of the Macan, and indeed the new Macan Turbo will go out of fashion anytime soon.

What is the Most Popular Porsche Model?

Porsche 911

Whilst the Porsche 911 will always be the most iconic Porsche, the most popular may be the Macan. Popular with businesses and families, the Macan has done what few other crossovers manage, to over-deliver in every department.

This sports SUV is ideal for city or country living, short-distance sprints, or more comfortable drives out of town. It’s a VW Golf TGI’s engine, honed by Porsche and adorned with their famous badge.

Porsche Leasing Deals From Morgan Highfield & Land

Porsche Macan Electric Front Brand

Morgan Highfield & Land offer many other models from the Porsche range, including:

Each model is available for both Personal and Business Lease purposes. The monthly amount paid by you can be modified by choosing a higher initial rental payment.

You can also increase or decrease your lease payments based on your estimated annual mileage.

Secure an icon of modern motoring with Morgan Highfield & Land, by leasing a Porsche Macan today, and keep your eyes on the road for the future release of the all-electric Macan later in 2024.

Contact us today for more information on both the petrol-engined Macan, and the new all-electric Macan, or to secure your lease with us.

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