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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.

New Porsche 911 Turbo S Launched in Malaysia

Sime Darby Auto Performance, the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, officially launched the new generation 911 Turbo S on 12 November 2013 at a preview event held at Porsche Centre Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

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Celebrating the 50 Years of 911, Porsche presents the top car of the 911 series, in terms of technology and dynamic performance. The first 911 Turbo prototype debuted at the Frankfurt International Auto Show (IAA) in 1974. 40 years later, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is redefining the limits of what is feasible in a sports car for everyday use.

Chief Executive Officer of SDAP, Arnt Bayer said, “When the first 911 Turbo was showcased in IAA in 1974, the sight of the silver Porsche drew attention from far and wide. On its tailgate, there was a protruding spoiler with air slots and framed by a thick rubber lip. The Porsche 911 Turbo not only attained the peak of cars as the fastest street sports car at that time, it also triggered a genuine turbo boom.”

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The unique selling point of the 911 Turbo S has been the extreme spread of its capabilities that range between dynamic performance and efficiency, between exclusivity and everyday practicality. Advanced development of existing systems and the introduction of new active systems are extending this range in such a way that the 911 models have now cranked their top values up a notch in all individual disciplines. 

The new Porsche 911 Turbo models are the world’s first sports car to feature adaptive aerodynamics. Based on a unique combination of a front spoiler that can be extended in multiple stages and a rear slotted wing that is adjustable in height and attach angle. The new 911 Turbo S on the other hand, adapts its aerodynamics shape to the current situation and to the driver’s wishes at the press of the button with Porsche Adaptive Aerodynamics (PAA). This improves driving stability at all speeds with greater day-to-day usability. 

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New all-wheel drive, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and up to 560 hp flat six-cylinder engine with bi-turbo charging underscore the role of the new generation 911 Turbo S as a circuit racing car, everyday car and technology platform. Playing an equally crucial role are the entirely new chassis in lightweight design with a 100 mm longer wheelbase and larger 20-inch wheels. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system, which is being offered for the first time in 911 Turbo S, increases dynamic performance even more. This system is standard equipment in the 911 Turbo S, as is the Sport Chrono Package Plus with dynamic engine mounts and PCCB ceramic brakes. 

Base price for the new 911 Turbo S in Malaysia will be announced at a later date.

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About 50 years ago, the Porsche 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show (IAA). And just ten years later, the first 911 Turbo prototype was at the IAA. 40 years after the introduction of the first 911 Turbo, Porsche is now presenting the new generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S. New all-wheel drive, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and the up to 560 hp flat six-cylinder engine with bi-turbo charging underscore the role of the new generation 911 Turbo as a circuit racing car, everyday car and technology platform.

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Playing an equally crucial role are the entirely new chassis in lightweight design with a 100 mm longer wheelbase and larger 20-inch wheels. The PDCC active anti-roll system, which is being offered for the first time in 911 Turbo models, increases dynamic performance even more. This system is standard equipment in the 911 Turbo S, as is the Sport Chrono Package Plus with dynamic engine mounts and PCCB ceramic brakes; all of these features are also available as options in the 911 Turbo. The results: The new 911 Turbo S shortens the lap time for the North Loop of the Nürburgring to well under 7:30 minutes – naturally with standard production tyres. The standard sound symposer intensifies the driving experience. The car transmits induction sounds of the turbo engine to the passenger compartment via a speaker diaphragm.

The new top of the range Porsche 911 model is scheduled to arrive in Malaysian market in Q4 2013.

Photo Gallery: 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (991-series) Launched in Malaysia

Without us aware on first day of March 2013 (technically “uninvited”), the official importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia – Sime Darby Auto Performance launched the new 911 Carrera 4S on March 1st, 2013 at Sepang International Circuit. As the latest variant of the 911, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S features enhanced driving dynamics, agility and stability, making it an ideal sports car for maintaining control in severe terrain and weather conditions.

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Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of SDAP said at the launch, “We are pleased to present the new 911 Carrera 4 models to you today. With its sleek contours, visual panache and modern silhouette that is unmistakeably Porsche, the new 911 Carrera 4S still continues to set new standards for handling performance and driving pleasure. In true Porsche style, it exudes confidence and a good measure of composed self-assurance, a calm but undeniable power and authority.”

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The new 911 Carrera 4S which is offered in Malaysia market is available with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) as standard. The 911 Carrera 4S has a 3.8-litre rear-mounted boxer engine that produces 400 hp (294 kW) that enables acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 299 km/h, with a suitable equipment configuration.

The wheel arches of the rear axle for the new Carrera 4/4S are more flared than Carrera 2/2S, each extending an additional 22 mm to the sides, while the rear wheels are each 10 millimetres wider. This increases the track width of the 911 Carrera 4S by 36 mm. The impressive view at the rear is underscored by the exclusive taillight panel with parking light and rear light functionality. The light panel runs directly beneath the spoiler edge, and it visually combines the two rear lights. For one, this emphasises the powerful termination of the vehicle, while also giving the all-wheel drive models a unique and clearly differentiated night design.

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The new all-wheel drive 911 cars are equipped with the latest generation of Porsche Traction Management (PTM). It is based on the system of the 911 Turbo, Type 997 and was especially optimised in its control strategy with a special focus on improving efficiency and fuel economy. The system recognises a fuel-efficient style of driving based on the driving situation and reduces the transfer of drive torque to the front axle.

PTM combines typical Porsche driving fun of a rear engine and rear-wheel drive with even greater driving stability, traction and agile handling. In every driving situation, PTM accomplishes this by directing the optimal share of engine torque to the front wheels via a multiplate clutch. This distribution can be seen by the driver on the display instrument panel, only available in the 911 Carrera 4 models. With a maximum switching time of 100 milli-seconds, PTM is quicker than the engine’s reaction to load change and faster than the driver can perceive. In practical terms, this means a high level of agility on narrow country roads, excellent traction even on slippery surfaces and top-notch driving safety even during extreme driving manoeuvres in the high speed range. These properties make Porsche Traction Management one of the highest performance and yet lightest all-wheel drive systems on the market.

The base price of the new 911 Carrera 4S starts from RM 970,000 in Peninsular Malaysia, which includes 4-year factory warranty and a 4-year complimentary service maintenance package. The price stated includes all applicable duties and excludes registration fee, road tax and insurance.

World Premiere of the new Porsche Cayman in Los Angeles

The new Porsche Cayman is having its world premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the Cayman has been completely new developed. The car is now lower, longer, wider, lighter and faster! The new Cayman is up to 30 kg lighter, depending on the specific model and equipment, and it consumes up to 15% less fuel per 100 km than the previous model.

 

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The new generation of the 2-seat mid-engine sports car is debuting in two variants: the Cayman and the Cayman S. The base model is powered by a 2.7-litre flat six-cylinder engine with 275 hp (202 kW). It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, depending on the equipment, and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption lies between 7.7 l/100 km and 8.2 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission.

 

The 3.4-litre engine of the Cayman S produces 325 hp (239 kW); the best possible acceleration from 0-100 km/h is 4.7 seconds with appropriate features. The Cayman S can reach a top speed of 283 km/h, and its NEDC fuel consumption value lies between 8.0 l/100 km and 8.8 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission.

 

Both variants of the new Cayman are equipped with standard 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).

 

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Porsche is also upgrading the Cayman with new optional features. For example, the sport coupé is now available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) for the first time, which controls the distance to the car ahead in traffic and vehicle speed similar to the Volvo cars. More options like a specially developed Burmester sound system, keyless Entry & Drive system are also available.

 

The new Cayman is more distinctive than ever. Its proportions are new, and yet it is clearly a Porsche sport coupé; an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs and 18- and 19-inch diameter wheels with larger rolling circumference are identifying visual characteristics of the car’s more enhanced driving performance. Its styling is marked by precise lines and razor-sharp sculpted edges. They emphasise the car’s low, extended silhouette with the windscreen shifted forward and the roof line that reaches far back. Especially expressive and characteristic are the dynamic recesses in the doors, which guide induction air into the distinctive air scoops on the rear side panels and then directly to the engine. This offers the most prominent visualisation of the concept of a mid-engine car.

 

From the front end, the new Cayman is marked by its dominant cooling air inlets, which increase in size towards the sides of the car. Just as unique to the new generation of the sport coupé are the large, low rear lid made of aluminium and the rear section with its wrap-around edges. Mounted directly to the rear lid is the thin blade of the rear spoiler, which – in contrast to that of the Boxster – is higher and deploys at a steeper angle. The overall appearance of the Cayman is more independent than before, and it is well-differentiated from the previous model.

 

Lastly, the new Cayman generation is scheduled to be available in Malaysia in Q2 2013.

 

Photo Gallery: 2013 Porsche Cayman

 

YouTube: The new Cayman. First exclusive look.