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Sime Darby Auto Performance introduces the new Porsche Macan in Malaysia

Porsche is expanding its range to include a whole new class of vehicle. The Macan is the first Porsche model to break into the compact SUV segment and is poised to set new standards in the field of driving dynamics and enjoyment.

Sime Darby Auto Performance introduces the new Porsche Macan in Malaysia

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, has introduced all variants of the highly anticipated new Macan model to include the highest of its range the Macan Turbo, Macan S, Macan S Diesel and the Macan is now available in Malaysia market.

“Porsche Macan is the first sports car in the compact SUV segment and it is the fifth model line-up for the Porsche brand. It combines all the typical Porsche driving characteristics with all the benefits of what a compact SUV can offer in the everyday life. I am certain that with the new Macan, we will be able to reach out to new owners who are looking into joining the Porsche family for the first time as well as to excite our long-term customers,” said Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of SDAP.

The Macan will be making an appearance in Paragon Mall, Penang from 19th to 21st September 2014 and Bangsar Shopping Centre from 15th to 19th October 2014 for an opportunity to the Malaysian public to have a closer look at Porsche’s fifth model range. The Macan model range is now available for bookings at Porsche Centre Damansara and Porsche Centre Glenmarie.

Sime Darby Auto Performance introduces the new Porsche Macan in Malaysia

The new Macan is the sports car of the compact SUV segment. A Porsche through and through, the Macan is setting benchmarks in terms of driving dynamics and enjoyment – both on paved streets and off-road terrain. The Macan brings together the most powerful engine range in its class with the sporty seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and one of the finest drive systems in the world – Porsche Traction Management (PTM) in conjunction with a sporty mix of tyres, fitted as standard. Furthermore, the new Porsche model line offers a choice of three sporty chassis versions, one of which features air suspension –an exclusive in the Macan’s segment. 

The sporty DNA of the Macan, as with all Porsche vehicles, is immediately recognisable in the design. Many details are reminiscent of the iconic 911 sports car and the technological bench-mark 918 model, and the Sports Utility Vehicle is unrivalled in its flat and broad profile on the road. The wraparound bonnet and gently sloping roof line accentuate the overall impression of sporty elegance and powerful dynamics. Many of the design elements have been taken from Porsche sports cars and enhanced for the Macan, making it clear to see from the very first glance that the Porsche Macan heralds the first sports car in the compact SUV segment. 

The range of equipment fitted on the Macan as standard is extensive, and includes the all-wheel drive, PDK, multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles, large wheels, high performance audio system and an electrically operated tailgate. The list of optional special equipment offers further exclusive highlights, such as the air suspension system: The Macan is the only vehicle in its segment to feature such a system. There is also the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) system, which has been specially tailored to the Macan. This system distributes varying levels of drive torque to the rear wheels and works in conjunction with an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock. The list of Porsche options includes the much sought-after dynamic high beam forming part of the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), which continuously adjusts the headlight level in keeping with the traffic ahead and any oncoming traffic. A choice of premium-quality audio equipment is available in the form of the optional sound systems from Burmester® and Bose.

A new feature in the Macan is the wraparound bonnet that creates an impressive design detail, enclosing the headlights and extending down to the wheel arches. The imposing size of the bonnet and its precision lines running to the front of the vehicle give the Macan a broad and powerful appearance, while the seamless surface of the bonnet presents a clean front to the vehicle. 

The new Macan adopts the current DNA of the 918 Spyder in the form of the basic shape of its main headlights, while the sideblades at the bottom of the front and rear doors are reminiscent of the lower door seams on the hybrid super sports car. Combined with the sophisticated door handles, this makes the doors appear narrower and the sides significantly more sporty and streamlined. On the Macan S and Macan S Diesel, the sideblades are painted in Lava Black as standard. The Macan Turbo features sideblades painted in the same colour as the exterior (optional for Macan S and Macan S Diesel), adding to the classic elegance of its look. Sideblades in Genuine Carbon, available for all models as an option, add extra emphasis to the Macan’s sporty character. On the inside, the Macan is fitted with a multi-function sports steering wheel as standard, the design of which is completely new and based on the 918 Spyder.

A further design highlight on the side view is its sporty sloping roof line which creates a sharp profile and emphasises the dynamic nature of the vehicle, while the design lines running to the rear of the vehicle accentuate the broad, sculpted wings. Together with what are known as the window graphics – the edges of all lateral glass surfaces – and the shape of the D-pillar, these design lines are a nod to the design of the 911.

The rear lights on the Macan are another striking feature, boasting an extremely compact three-dimensional design and LED technology – a further reference to the 918 Spyder. On all models, the rear diffuser is flanked on both sides by twin tailpipes – round on the Macan S and Macan S Diesel and square on the Turbo. All models are available with sport tailpipes made from chrome-plated stainless steel as an option.

About the Macan

Sime Darby Auto Performance introduces the new Porsche Macan in Malaysia

The all new Macan, is a full articulation of Porsche’s commitment to challenge the limits of what a sports car can be. It features a powerful and extremely efficient in-line four cylinder petrol engine with turbocharging, 2.0 litres displacement which delivers 237 hp (174 kW). Fuel consumption is enhanced by its design: as measured in the NEDC, the fuel consumption of Macan is 7.2 litres per 100 kilometres, making it among the most efficient compact SUV in its class. Yet the Macan delivers driving performance – accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, with top speed of 223 km/h.

About the Macan S

The Macan S is equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine delivering 340 bhp (250 kW) and also features an active all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch. This all-wheel drive is fitted on all Macan models. A seven-speed double-clutch transmission transfers power as required and almost without any interruption in tractive force, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds (or 5.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package fitted). The vehicle reaches a top speed of 254 km/h, and its NEDC* fuel consumption figures are between 9.0 and 8.7 litres/100 km, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of between 212 and 204 g/km.

About the Macan S Diesel

The Macan S Diesel is the economical long-distance runner of the three Macan models. Its 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine achieves NEDC* fuel consumption figures of between just 6.3 and 6.1 litres/100 km, which corresponds to a CO2 value of between 164 and 159 g/km. Nevertheless, the Macan S Diesel accelerates from 0 to 100 km in just 6.3 seconds (or 6.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono package fitted) thanks to its 258-bhp (190-kW) engine, and achieves a top speed of 230 km/h.

About the Macan Turbo

Sime Darby Auto Performance introduces the new Porsche Macan in Malaysia

As the top model in the Macan model line, the Macan Turbo is set to be the most powerful vehicle in the compact SUV segment. The 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine, which is being used in a Porsche model for the very first time, achieves an unrivaled 400 bhp (294 kW) and catapults the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. With the Sport Chrono package fitted, it is even possible to achieve such a speed in 4.6 seconds. Although the top speed is 266 km/h, the Macan Turbo delivers NEDC* fuel consumption figures of between just 9.2 and 8.9 litres/100 km, which equates to a CO2 value of between 216 and 208 g/km.

For the first time in a new Porsche model range, all variants of the Macan feature the high- performance seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) as standard. The advantages of this transmission design include excellent start-up performance, extremely fast gear changes without any interruption in tractive force, short reaction times, low fuel consumption and outstanding shift comfort.

The PDK’s intelligent management system allows it to adapt to the required driving profile. As in virtually all Porsche vehicles that feature the PDK, there are two shift gates: On the right, the required switching level is engaged via the typical Porsche gear selector, while the left-hand gate can be engaged manually, or with the standard shift paddles on the steering wheel.
Start/stop functionality and coasting for increased efficiency. 

Active all-wheel drive is part of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system and comes as standard for all Macan models. Together with the other elements of the system – the electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch, the Automatic Brake Differential (ABD) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) – the all-wheel drive looks after traction and safety.

The all-wheel drive system is one of the systems with the fastest response times on the market and its design underpins the sportscar characteristics of the Macan. The rear axle is always driven, the front axle receives its drive torque from the rear axle, and the torque is dependent on the locking ratio of the electronically controlled multi-plate clutch.

With the optional Sport Chrono package fitted, performance can be enhanced even further at the touch of a button. The package enables the chassis, engine and transmission to be tuned to an even sportier level, accompanied by a sound that is even more emotive.

The Sport Chrono package is characterised by the analogue and digital stopwatch on the dashboard, as well as the additional Sport Plus button in the centre console.

Another element of the package is the performance display on the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, which provides information on the total driving time, distance travelled around the current lap or the time taken for each lap, for instance. 

“Sport Plus” offers an even sportier tuning of the engine features and chassis, and switches the gear shifting strategy to racetrack mode. The PDK is now configured for very short response times, optimum shift points and torque magnification during gear changes for maximum acceleration, ensuring the vehicle delivers an even sportier response. 

Also included as a component of the Sport Chrono package is Launch Control, which enables a level of acceleration similar to that required when moving off in a race. The time advantage gained in a standard sprint from zero to 100 km/h is 0.2 seconds for Macan S, Macan S Diesel and Macan Turbo models. “Launch Control” enables improved lap times and a better spread between comfort and sportiness when it comes to the vehicle handling to achieve a boost in driving pleasure.

The base price of the new Macan models starts from:-
Macan From RM 420,000*
Macan S From RM 560,000*
Macan S Diesel From RM 545,000*
Macan Turbo From RM 785,000*

* All Macan model is equipped with 4-year factory warranty and a 4-year complimentary service, parts and maintenance package. The price stated includes all applicable duties and excludes registration fee, road tax and insurance. Specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Terms and conditions apply.

Launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 in Malaysia

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia officially launched the new 911 GT3 on 15 August 2014 at Sepang International Circuit.

Launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 in Malaysia

The fifth generation 911 GT3 was unveiled by Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia race drivers Earl Bamber and Alif Hamdan in conjunction with the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Round 8 and 9. 

The 911 GT3 is a roadworthy race car developed to offer powerful sporty driving dynamism and an even more refined and emotional everyday driving experience. It features a completely redesigned drive system and chassis that has been systematically developed for even better performance, precision and transverse dynamics. Additionally for the first time, Porsche is using active rear-wheel steering. Depending on the speed, the system steers in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels, resulting in improved agility and stability. 

Arnt Bayer said, “Motorsports has always been in the DNA of Porsche and every Porsche has a race car at its heart. Since 1963, the 911 has been the icon of the Porsche brand and it represents all that Porsche stands for, exhilarating high-performance driving brought to life in roadworthy cars for everyday enjoyment. The new 911 GT3 delivers those very qualities at an even higher level than before, making it possible for owners to enjoy the race car driving experience everyday on the city roads.”

Launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 in Malaysia

The Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK), which originates from Porsche racing also, makes a comeback on the racetrack. The new 911 GT3 has the fastest and most powerful PDK that Porsche uses for a production vehicle. The PDK was specially developed with characteristics that are directly based on a sequential gearbox from motor racing, thereby providing further performance and dynamics advantages to the driver. 

Base price for the new 911 GT3 starts from RM 1,230,000.00.

Porsche Macan Previewed in Malaysia. Official Launch in Q4 2014

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Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) previewed the new Porsche Macan (SUV) last week at Porsche Centre Damansara. The Macan will be officially launched later this year in around Q4 2014. Porsche Macan is a smaller sibling to the Porsche Cayenne and it is marketed as the “first sportscar in the compact SUV segment”. 

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The Macan will be coming into our Malaysian market in 4 variants :- Porsche Macan, Porsche Macan S, Porsche Macan S Diesel and the top ranging Porsche Macan Turbo.

The entry-level Porsche Macan is powered by a 2.0Litre in-line four cylinder turbocharged engine. It produces 237hp and able to achieve 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 223 km/h. Fuel consumption of the Macan is 7.2 litres per 100km, making it among the most efficient compact SUV in its class.

One level up the Macan would be the Macan S and Macan S diesel. Macan S comes with a 3.0Litre V6 biturbo engine which does 340hp, 0-100 in just 5.4 seconds and a record of 254km/h top speed. While the Macan S diesel comes with a 3.0Litre V6 single turbo diesel engine. Produces 245hp, does 0-100km/h in 6.3seconds and 230km/h top speed. Fuel consumption for both variants are just 6.3 and 6.1 litres per 100km. 

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 The top ranging and ultimate Macan would be the Macan Turbo. The Macan Turbo is powered by a 3.6litre V6 biturbo engine. It does 400hp, 0-100km/h in just 4.8seconds. Top speed? Massive 266km/h.  All variants come with a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox and all-wheel-drive.

No official pricing released just yet. Estimated price for the all 4 variants would be around RM460k for the Macan, RM550k for the Macan S, RM560k for the Macan S Diesel, and RM785k for the Macan Turbo. 

 The Macan Turbo will be making an appearance at Bangsar Shopping Centre from May 21st to 25th, 2014 for an opportunity to the Malaysian public to have a closer look at Porsche’s fifth model range. The Macan model range is now available for bookings at Porsche Centre Damansara and Porsche Centre Glenmarie.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia set for First Class season as lid lifted on 2014 field

As the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia revs up ahead of its 12th season as the leading light in regional sportscar competition, the First Class international field from 10 countries and territories was unveiled today, just prior to the official test at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit this weekend.

New Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991)

New Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991)

Twenty-eight of the stunning, all-new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) racing cars will contest the prestigious 11-race, seven-meeting calendar. The more powerful 3.8-litre flat six engine produces 460 horsepower, 10 more than previously, and the six-speed sequential gearbox is operated by pneumatic paddle shift system, yet another first for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

2014 PCCA Drivers

World premiere of the New Porsche 911 Targa @ NAIAS

At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is presenting the latest generation of the extravagant 911 model to the public. This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept with state-of-the-art roof technology. Just like the legendary original Targa model, the new model features the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

But unlike the classic models, the roof segment on the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button. When the button is actuated, the fully automatic roof system stows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. The rear-weighted design of the PTM all-wheel drive fitted as standard is a typical Porsche feature, and guarantees that this latest 911 model also offers optimum driving dynamics on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

With these features, the new 911 Targa is presenting itself as a high-quality, innovative remake of the classic vehicle from 1965. The model shares a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicles is more or less the same. The combination of the wide rear end that is typical of all-wheel drive models, the Targa bar and the dome-shaped rear window gives the latest 911 an extremely sporty appearance and a low-slung profile. 

As with the predecessor model, the new Targa generation comes in two versions available exclusively with all-wheel drive. The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.4-litre, 350 hp (257 kW) flat engine. Equipped with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, this model accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and boasts a top speed of 282 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 9.5 and 8.7 litres/100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of between 223 and 204 g/km. The top model is the 911 Targa 4S, which delivers 400 hp (294 kW) from a displacement of 3.8 litres.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

This model reaches a top speed of 296 km/h and, with the PDK and Sport Chrono package fitted, accelerates in 4.4 seconds. Its fuel consumption fluctuates between 10.0 and 9.2 litres per 100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 level of between 237 and 214 g/km. With these figures, the model is on a par with the high standard set by the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models in terms of engine and road performance, as well as efficiency. Both sports cars are certified for compliance with the Euro 6 emissions standard. 

The new 911 Targa model is scheduled to be launched in Malaysia Q3 2014.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa