New 2017 Porsche Macan – Release Date, Specs & Info

With highlights such as a spirited performance, a highly customizable cabin, an engaging and athletic ride quality, and a hush and quiet ride, the five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan is a great choice for a luxury crossover. Its release date, despite being a controversial issue at the moment, should be expected sometime in early 2017.

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The new 2017 Porsche Macan is our favorite in the segment. It is the most rewarding and fastest vehicle available. Its acceleration is breathtaking and tops its category, but matches other high-performance sport sedans. And with the Macan S and Macan Turbo generating an output of 340 and 400 horsepower respectively, you’ll definitely enjoy the enthralling ride quality.

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Also winding you way along a twisted road shouldn’t be problem, as the new model possesses a nimble handling characteristic. You’ll also find it to be engaging more than most rivals including its bigger brother, the Cayenne, although it may not be as nimble as Porsche’s two-door sport’s cars.

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Despite the center stack having so many buttons, it doesn’t take long to acclimate to them thanks to a logical layout. And from the Macan’s driver seat, the dashboard layout clearly mirrors many other modern Porsche designs, with triple dials for the instruments, a flat dash top and a center console that looks as if it belongs in a Learjet. The upscale look and feel is seamlessly provided by the exceptional well-crafted cabin and interior soft-touch materials.

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, front and rear view, headlights and taillights

As we have also come to expect from Porsche, even the base seats are exceptionally well contoured and reassure side-to-side support for more spirited roads, and affords long-haul comfort even when asphalt turns to dirt.

The cockpit layout provides a seating position well suited to spirited driving, and the steering wheel takes inspiration from the company’s exotic 918 Spyder sports car. The Macan also costs an arm and a leg, especially if you tick all the boxes in the aforementioned option’s list. It’s also worthwhile to note, though, that the cargo area and the rear seat are tight relative to other competitors in the market.

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So at the end of the day, you’ll have to differentiate whether you are looking at a vehicle that offers luxury equipment or you’re more into performance. If you’re looking for luxury, we recommend you check out both the 2017 Audi SQ5 and the 2017 Audi Q5. With them comes an array of engines, and high-quality interior trimmings.

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Another option you should consider is the 2017 BMW X3. It also offers a variety of engines, luxury items galore, and more cargo space. Lastly, if you’re searching for comparable style and a bit of off-road flair, your best bet would be the 2017 Range Rover Evoque.

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2017 Porsche Macan Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Porsche Macan is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine mated to a seven-speed automated manual transmission system. The system then forwards the output generated – 340 horsepower and 339 lbs. ft. of torque to all the wheels via the AWD drive mode.

2017 Porsche Macan engine

According to Porsche, a time of 5.6 seconds, a second quicker than other compact luxury crossover SUV, is needed to saunter from 0-60 mph.

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Still want more oomph? Then opt for the Macan Turbo that comes equipped with a 3.6L turbodiesel V6 engine rated at 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. With only 4.4 seconds needed to get past the 60 mph mark, the Macan Turbo becomes the undisputed compact crossover in the market in terms of acceleration.

EPA says you should expect the two engines to return 23/17/19 on the highway/city/combined.

Offered Trims – Porsche Macan

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Two trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan: base S, and and the luxury-themedTurbo. The GTS is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Porsche Macan Interior Review

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Standard accessories and features available for the base Macan S include running running lights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic tri-zone climate control, 18/19” wheels, rear folding 40/20/40-split seats, foglights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, USB/iPod audio interface, a 7” touchscreen interface, simulated suede/leather upholstery, a rear privacy glass, and an eleven-speaker sound system.

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The Macan Turbo, in addition to what the base offers, adds a heated 10-way power front seats, unique rear and front fascia’s, bigger brakes, a more powerful engine, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, bottom bolsters and a power-adjustable side, LED foglights, unique 19” wheels, a fourteen-speaker Bose sound system, full leather upholstery, and aluminum accents.

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As is Porsche’s tradition, there are dizzying array of available color-matched and leather-swathed interior trim pieces bundled in packages and as standalone items. But you’ll have to wait a bit longer, probably months leading to its official release date to know the precise tidbits.

Price & 2017 Porsche Macan Release Date

2017 Porsche Macan Release date

Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the price, the Macan SUV is rumored will go for sale for an MSRP starting around $52,600, a pricier tag relative to other rivals in the segment but guarantees value nonetheless. You could also lease it for a while before committing.

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Release Date and Review

Porsche is planning to announce the release of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models during this month’s Detroit Motor Show. These models, offered in both coupe and convertible form, will feature a minor facelift, a more powerful engine, and new tech features. Its date of release, according to preliminary reports, should be expected in March next year.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo front view, headlights and Cabriolet rear view

Both models differ slightly in terms of performance and appointment. For instance, the 911 Turbo is expected to come with a 3.8L flat six engine rated at 540 horsepower and 523 lbs. ft. of torque. As a result, the coupe is capable of effortlessly reaching a top speed of 189 mph and achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a neck-snapping 2.9 seconds.

The 911 Turbo S, on the other hand, gets an improved version of the Turbo’s flat six model. The result is a power grunt of 580 horsepower and 553 pounds torque. Consequently, the Turbo S achieves an impressive top speed of 205 mph and a 0-60 mph zoom in just 2.5 seconds.

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Both engines, bolted to a dual-clutch transmission system, improve the throttle response by boosting the pressure even during load changes which is achieved through the race-derived dynamic boost function. This, in Layman’s language, means the driver will still be able to gain the same boost even after coming off from a corner or after briefly taking the foot off the accelerator.

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Additionally, both the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models both feature the Sport Chrono package and the Sport Response button. The latter preconditions the transmission and engine for optimum responsiveness, while the former adds the go-fast features just like in the 918 Spyder that inspired the GT steering wheel.

The driver is also able to choose between the four available driving modes: Sport, Normal, Sport Plus, and Individual via the knob that is intricately placed on the steering wheel.

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Interior wise, there are lots of evolutionary and discreet visual updates. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo comes with new alloy wheel designs, model-specific decklid, revised bumpers, and new-look headlights.

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The cabin offers several new features including but not limited to a new infotainment system referred to as the PCM, short for Porsche Communication Manager. This system groups both entertainment, navigation and connectivity into one simple unit that can integrate to the internet to provide real-time notifications. The PCM comes built on the center console and controlled via the 7” touchscreen.

Date Of Release & Price Estimate – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

According to the official price estimates we have been able to get hold of, buyers should expect to pay a higher price once the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S hit showrooms next April. The 911 Turbo S will go for sale for a base price of $188,100, the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet commands $200,400, the 911 Turbo costs $159,200, and finally, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet rounds out the lineup at $171,500. The figures mentioned above though, don’t include the destination charge.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Turbo S Engine Specs

As already mentioned the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S will come equipped with a 3.8L turbocharged engine rated at 540 horsepower – for the Turbo, and 580 horsepower for the Turbo S trim.

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This power boost over the previous model is mostly attributed to the tweaked air intakes and fuel injectors. As already mentioned, the PDK dual-clutch will be the only transmission system provided.

Unfortunately, it is still too early to speculate about the EPA ratings at this time, but we hope both models will improved on the outgoing model’s respectable 17/24 mpg combined.

Interior Changes & Exterior S Review – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

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Some of the standard features and electronics include bi-xenon headlights, 19” alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen interface, a four-way power adjustable front seats, a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, media player interface, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a USB port, a nine-speaker sound system, torque vectoring rear differential, a power operated soft-top, upgraded displays, a fixed rear spoiler, active stabilizer bars, HD and satellite radio, and leather upholstery.
Interior wise, both cars come with copious amounts of leg-and headroom in its snug fore seats.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Additionally, you get a bit more customization for some extra bucks, these are in terms of varying degrees of lateral bolstering and adjustability. But even without the added features, you still get an enthusiastic driving and superb comfort even with the base engine.

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2017 Porsche Boxster – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Porsche Boxster comes up aces thanks to its style, luxury and thrilling drive quality. Some of its strengths include a well-insulated soft top, artful designed cabin, stellar handling, endless customization options, and fuel-efficient and engaging powertrains. The Porsche Boxster release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017, at least for the U.S market. 

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Relative to their fixed-roof siblings, convertibles, as a general rule, are a bit heavier and softer. They often trade out some performance for an opportunity to transform into a suntan bed at a moment’s notice. In stark contrast however, the Boxster Convertible is the right opposite.

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It is one such vehicle that is not just concerned about getting you from one point to another, but is more concerned in offering its occupants a memorable experience as well. Some of the blessings it offers include an intoxicating engine soundtrack, stellar handling, and a balanced mid-engine layout.

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In terms of performance, it comes in dizzying amounts of trim models that are equipped with an array of engine choice. The 2017 Porsche Boxster Spyder, in particular comes with a 3.8L engine rated at 375 hp that makes it the most powerful model in the entire lineup.

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Lest you think the Boxster is a bed of roses, it comes with some few foibles including a weak standard stereo, modest cargo volume, and a poor rear visibility. As such, some of the alternatives you can consider include the Mercedes-Benz SLK, BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, and the Alfa Romeo 4C.

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2017 Porsche Boxster Trims

Five trims are offered for the 2017 Porsche Boxster: Black Edition, Spyder, S, Base, and GTS. The 2017 Boxster GT4 review is however offered on its own.

2017 Porsche Boxster Review of Exterior & Interior Changes

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Some of the standard features available for the base model include manual adjustable front and rear seats, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control, heated rear seats, a single-CD player, partial leather upholstery, heated exterior mirrors, a power-operated soft top, a single central exhaust, an auxiliary audio, a jack, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a USB port, a rear spoiler, heated rear glass, and a wind deflector.

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Opting for the 2017 Porsche Boxster Black Edition gest you a sport steering wheel, adaptive xenon headlights, twenty-inch wheels, a navigation system, heated seats, rear and front parking system, automatic dual-zone climate control, and auto-dimming mirrors.

2017 Porsche Boxster interior, gear shift knob, leather seats

Upgrading to the 2017 Porsche Boxster GTS gives you a sport steering wheel, unique front fascia, a more powerful engine, driver-adjustable chassis settings, launch control, an optional PDK transmissions system, dynamic transmission mounts, a faux-suede interior trim, more aggressive seat bolsters, a lower ride, tinted taillights, twenty-inch wheels, and adaptive xenon lights.

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The 2017 Porsche Boxster Spyder adds xenon headlights, LED interior lights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a mechanical differential lock, bigger brakes, a six-speaker sound system, tinted taillights, faux-suede steering wheel, and dynamic transmission mounts.

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Options offered include a power-adjustable steering wheel, adaptive xenon headlights, a four-way power lumbar, a nine-speaker sound system, LED interior lighting, auto-dimming mirrors, a 12-speaker Burmester sound system, satellite and HD radio, ventilated and heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, smartphone app integration, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights and wipers, and a four-zone automatic climate control.

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2017 Porsche Boxster Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

A power of 265 horsepower and 207 lbs. ft. of torque is generated by a horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine offered for both the 2017 Porsche Boxster Black Edition and base models. The Boxster S comes with a 3.4L flat-6 engine that’s good for 266 pounds-ft. of torque and 315 horsepower.

2017 Porsche Boxster engine

Upgrading to the Boxster GTS gets you a power output of 330 horsepower and 273 pounds-ft. of torque from a 3.4L flat-6 engine. EPA says the PDK-equipped model should be able to check in at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/26/22 mpg with the manual transmission system.

Finally, the 2017 Porsche Boxster Spyder comes equipped with a 3.8L flat-6 engine that generates a whopping 375 horsepower and 309 pounds-ft. of torque. It does 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

2017 Porsche Boxster Release Date & Price

2017 Porsche Boxster release date

According to various sources, the 2017 Boxster Spyder goes for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.

The 2017 Porsche Boxster Convertible price starts from an MSRP of $52,100.

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