Say Hello to spring in Porsche 911 and Macan S styleEdward Green ▼ | March 7, 2019
Now it’s time to think seriously about Porsche 911 Cabriolet, the open-top variant of the 911. And about his close cousin Macan S.
Autos The S model features a 331 kW twin-turbo engine
The new 911 Cabriolet is the newest in a long line of open-top Porsche models that includes the company’s very first vehicle. The weight of the soft top has been further optimised, and it now takes only twelve seconds to completely fold it away, thanks to a new hydraulic motor it closes back up with the same swiftness too, even when travelling at speeds up to 50 km/h. Made predominantly from magnesium, the high-tech structure of the soft top prevents the roof from ballooning even at high speeds.
Porsche has comprehensively upgraded the Macan in terms of design, comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics. The distinctive Porsche design DNA can be seen in the compact SUV’s three-dimensional LED light panel on the rear of the vehicle. LED technology will also be standard for the headlights in future. The most eye-catching new features in the interior are the 10.9-inch touchscreen of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the newly arranged and designed air vents and the optional GT sports steering wheel familiar from the 911.
The PCM makes it possible to access new digital functions such as intelligent voice control and standard online navigation. The range of comfort equipment is extended with Traffic Jam Assist, an ioniser to improve the air inside the car, and a heated front windscreen. The Macan S is powered by a new V6 engine with 3-litre displacement and twin-scroll turbocharger in central turbo layout. The engine has a power output of 260 kW (354 PS; Combined fuel consumption: 8.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions: 204 g/km) and torque of 480 Nm. ■