Porsche Macan Next In Line For Plug-In Hybrid Treatment


Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

Soon, every model in Porsche’s lineup (except for possibly the 911) will be offered in plug-in hybrid form.  Right now, there’s the Porsche 918 Spyder, Panamera S E-Hybrid and Cayenne S E-Hybrid (November launch in Europe, early 2015 for U.S.).

Next in line for electrification is the Porsche Macan.

As Motoring reports:

“Porsche’s next plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will be the Macan – and it will be powered by the same supercharged V6 petrol-electric powertrain as the Panamera and Cayenne S E-Hybrid models.”

“While Audi, BMW and most recently Mercedes-Benz have all revealed PHEV strategies to reduce their fleet-average CO2 emissions, Porsche says its new Cayenne S E-Hybrid will make it the only premium car-maker to offer three plug-in models.”

Porsche spokesman Paul Ellis told Motoring:

“Plug-in hybridisation is a huge part of Porsche’s future.”

“We are starting with a top-down approach.”

Motoring adds:

“Motoring.com.au understands the Macan S E-Hybrid will be powered by the same PHEV system as the Panamera and Cayenne, including their Audi-sourced 245kW/440Nm supercharged 3.0-litre petrol V6 and 70kW/310Nm synchronous electric motor, which together deliver total system outputs of 306kW and 590Nm.

“The Macan S E-Hybrid will be significantly lighter, more efficient and quicker [than Panamera S E-Hybrid and Cayenne S E-Hybrid]”.

Look for Porsche to dominate the luxury plug-in hybrid segments in years to come.

Source: Motoring

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“top-down” could mean the Cayenne gets a deluxe 8.5 kwh, while the Macan gets a 6.0.

…Their margins are the envy of the auto-world.

It will be the exact same power unit.

Thanks. Just trying to say what you did, differently.

I thought the Cayenne went on sale on Monday in the US?

“The 2350kg Cayenne plug-in, which has a 382-volt, 10.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.”

“The lighter (2095kg) Panamera S E-Hybrid is even more efficient, employing the same powertrain but a lower-energy 9.4kWh Li-Ion battery pack to hit 100km/h in 5.5 seconds”

Has their decision changed n the last week?

From Top Gear….

“We questioned Porsche’s hybrid powertrain manager Manfred Schürmann at the launch of the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid, a car whose powertrain is a transplant from the Panamera of the same name. Surely squeezing it into the Macan would make hybrid ownership more attainable?

“The packaging is impossible for the Macan”, Schürmann told us. “This system is too big.”

But surely a downsized, next-generation system would fit the Macan brand at least as well as the Cayenne’s? “For sure, a hybrid system will fit, but a decision has not yet been made about a hybrid version of the Macan. It’s an open question. No development is taking place at the moment.”

The Motoring article quoted here is from Spet 18, while the Top Gear article is from October 22.

One would have to assume the Top Gear article is the most current, so the Macan will not get the same plug-in hybrid powertrain, and actually, no hybrid powertrain is currently being developed for the Macan.