Porsche Proves Their Worth with the Macan S Diesel
|   Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Porsche's new Macan 4 x 4 Diesel S is an important addition to their lineup, as various rival companies are introducing diesel powered vehicles, to outclass the Macan in its own class. Porsche expect this variant to be their best seller in European markets, especially the United Kingdom, although market response cannot be determined, before the vehicle is available at dealerships. Porsche claims that 60 percent of its European buyers will be based out of Britain, which is a tall claim to make at this moment, considering present competition in the British market.


Despite petrol getting costlier, Porsche has been recording steady sales improvement of their Macan, while their diesel variant will further cater to customers, who are being pushed away due to high petrol prices. The four cylindered turbo charged petrol engine, is not very forgiving to petrol consumption, although it is cheaper to buy and also saves tax money.

Porsche already has diesel variants of the Panamera and Cayenne, which have been a constant hit with customers around the globe. Porsche is very keen on catering to specific market needs and this has played a major role in their favor. Despite petrol variants being sportier than the diesel variant, a considerable portion of Porsche buyers, still look forward to owning and driving a diesel.

If you are thinking that a diesel variant cannot be as refined and smooth as a petrol variant, think again. After driving both variants on road, we could not find any major drawback on the diesel. It does feel slower than the petrol, but the difference is too small to mind. The Diesel S functions just like its petrol counterpart does and is capable of taking on direct competition from the likes of Audi, Mercedes Benz and BMW.

You can easily expect more than decent performance from Porsche's Macan Diesel S, the best part about which is its 4 x 4 drive train setting. Porsche has excelled with their 3.0 liter V6 engine block, not just in terms of performance, but also mechanical refinement. Their standard dual clutch seven speed PDK transmission system is in place, doing exactly what it was commissioned to do, i.e. displace power at the right intervals.

Gear ratios are closely spaced at this moment, which makes it smooth in both urban and freeway traffic. Steering is smart and crispy, two great aspects when it comes to a Porsche. The chassis is stiff enough to get the job done, while Sport and Sport+ modes are perfectly suited to most drive conditions. Suspension settings can be adjusted according to the customer's needs, although its standard setting is stiff enough to prevent body roll, while being soft enough to provide a comfortable ride.

The Macan S Diesel is a great vehicle to buy, for its technical specifications and roundabout performance at its price point. If you cannot or do not want to own a Porsche Macan Petrol, solely for high crude oil prices, you could definitely opt for the diesel variant, as it is bang for the buck!
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