2024 Porsche Macan EV: performance, price and release date

25th January 2024
Simon Ostler

We’ve finally got eyes on the new Porsche Macan EV, the second electric Porsche to hit the road some five years after the Porsche Taycan. This is only the second all-new version of the Macan, Porsche’s smaller SUV. The original went on sale in 2014 and received several updates over its decade-long tenure but now it’s the first of Porsche’s petrol and diesel models to court wholesale electrification, with the Cayenne set to follow suit in 2026.

The range is split in two from launch, with the Macan 4 offering greater range and efficiency underneath the Macan Turbo with more power and higher top speed.


2024 Porsche Macan EV powertrains and performance

Both models are using all-new electric motors mounted on both front and rear axles. Let’s start with the Macan 4, which produces up to 408PS (300kW) in launch control mode and 650Nm (479lb ft) of torque. Acceleration from 0-62mph takes 5.2 seconds on the way to a 134mph top speed.

The Macan Turbo steps up a notch or three, with power boosted up to 639PS (470kW) and torque to a whopping 1,130Nm (833lb ft). The sprint to 62mph takes just 3.3 seconds and the top speed is 162mph.

A hefty focus has quite rightly also been placed on the Macan’s behaviour in the corners. This is a Porsche after all. The Macan in all forms is all-wheel drive, and the electric motors work in conjunction to balance the power delivery, Porsche says it’ll respond far quicker than your regular all-wheel-drive system. There’s torque vectoring and electronic rear diff locking to aid with controlling the added power in the Macan Turbo.

Air suspension is also available as an option (standard for Turbo models) and comes with Porsche’s renowned PASM two-valve damping, which we’re sure will deliver the kind of suspension feel we’ve become very used to throughout the range.


2024 Porsche Macan EV range and charging

At launch, the Macan EV will make use of a 95kWh lithium battery within an 800-volt architecture allowing for charging speeds of up to 270kW. Fast charging can fill the battery from 10-80 per cent in 21 minutes. The system can also handle up to 240kW of regen while on the move.

In the Macan 4, driving range according to WLTP figures is between 321-381 miles. The Macan Turbo with its more demanding power output drops down a touch to 322-367 miles. Not bad for heavy crossovers offering spirited sporting performance.

A drag coefficient of 0.25 will no doubt help boost efficiency through the air. There’s even adaptive aero, in the form of the rear spoiler, cooling ducts, and underbody covers.


2024 Porsche Macan EV interior

The Macan is of course an SUV so expectations will be for a practical, comfortable and modern interior. It’s also a Porsche, so it ought to feel a little more spectacular than your Nissan Juke.

A first for Porsche is the integration of the new (optional) passenger-side screen, which can be used to stream content or adjust settings on the go. There’s also a central 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.6-inch curved instrument display. The HUD features augmented reality, you’ll see sat nav instructions beamed onto the road itself.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the front seats, which, depending on model specs, are now up 28mm lower than the original Macan, which is impressive considering the large battery now situated underneath them. The rear seats are also up to 15mm lower, while legroom has been improved courtesy of everything being shunted forward into what would have been the engine bay.

Boot space begins at 540 litres, growing to 1,348 litres with the back seats folded. The frunk adds an extra 84 litres under the bonnet.


2024 Porsche Macan EV styling

While the changes made under the Macan’s skin are radical, Porsche has been more conservative when updating the Macan’s styling. You get the usual 911-on-stilts nose that makes Porsche’s SUVs so recognisable and some pretty LEDs, but the new Macan still looks like a Macan.

The sloping roofline gives the game away, significantly improving aerodynamics and efficiency. Porsche has also given the underside of the car an aerodynamic cladding that extends to the rear axle.

2024 Porsche Macan EV dimensions

For all the similarities in looks, the Macan has grown in all directions. It’s now 4,784mm long, 1,938mm wide and 1,622mm tall. That amounts to increases of 58mm, 11mm and 1mm respectively, the wheelbase has also been stretched by 86mm.

2024 Porsche Macan EV price and release date

This new Macan 4 will go on sale from £69,800 while the Macan Turbo rises signifcantly to £95,000. Deliveries are expecting to get underway before the end of 2024.

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