Although its commercial launch will wait until 2024, Porsche has revealed new and interesting details of the electric Macan, an expected model that will be in charge of launching the Volkswagen Group’s new PPE modular platform, developed jointly with Audi (which will use it in the A6 e-tron and Q6 e-tron).
The Stuttgart firm promises that the Macan will offer superior driving dynamics to that of the Taycan, something striking if we consider that the former is an SUV and the latter a sedan, with the difference in height that this entails. This will be possible thanks to the appearance of new technical solutions associated with the PPE platform.
One of them will be the renewed PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system, which will debut two-valve shock absorbers for the first time in the brand. Dominik Hartmann, Chief Chassis Engineer, explains that this will allow for a greater variety of configurations; in addition, there will be more differentiation between the different selectable modes.
The suspension scheme, which may be pneumatic, will be of the deformable parallelogram type at the front and multi-link at the rear. The vehicle will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions (in the latter case, the front engine can be switched off to reduce consumption), with maximum power at around 600 hp and torque at more than 1,000 Nm.
The electric Porsche Macan will be presented in 2023, but it will not be marketed until 2024
How could it be otherwise in a high-performance electric car, it will incorporate torque vectoring technology. The rear axle will have an electronic differential and a steering system (the rear wheels will be able to turn up to 5º, thereby improving stability and agility). The weight distribution will be 48/52.
Its batteries will be made up of NCM 811 prismatic cells (the Taycan uses NCM 712) and will have an approximate capacity of 100 kWh. In addition, they will incorporate “bank charging” technology, which will allow the 800-volt pack to be divided into two 400-volt packs when the car is connected to stations of the latter type, thereby reducing charging times. It will be able to reach powers slightly higher than 270 kW in direct current (5-80% in less than 25 minutes).
The use of a dedicated platform will result in a longer wheelbase than a thermal model of equivalent length, which in turn will result in better habitability. The offer of tires will go up to 22 inches.