SUV With Racing Genes – 2017 Porsche Macan – Release Date, Review and Specs

The redesigned 2017 Porsche Macan has been refreshed and re-tweaked. It is an ideal car for a sport’s car enthusiast. With it, you get features such as a razor-sharp handling, a range of powerful engines, and a bespoke interior that is home to a wide array of upgraded features and technologies. If you’re ready to learn more about the new model, you are definitely in the right place. Here, details about its interior and exterior changes, powertrain choices, price, and release date are tackled in depth. 

2017 Porsche Macan side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Two Trim Levels, GTS, Touchscreen And More

For 2017, would-be buyers should expect additional two trims to the existing trim levels: a four-cylinder base model, and a GTS model with impressive sporting credentials. The standard feature spec sheet has also seen features such as lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera, and parking sensors added. The touchscreen interface, too, comes with added features such as better functionality and CarPlay integration.

Is The Price Too High?

There’s no doubt that the Porsche Macan has been a desirable compact SUV that has received quite some significant praise. Unsurprisingly though, it is the most expensive model in is class. On the upside, there’s lots of value for the money. Unlike the optional parking sensors and a rearview camera that Mercedes and BMW annoyingly make you pay for, the new Macan gives them away as standard accessories.

Some flipsides to expect include its expensive price tag, modest cargo and passenger space, and tons of optional features that soar the price further. We’d greatly recommend the Porsche Macan to a driving enthusiast looking for an unrivaled acceleration, and impressive handling in addition to the aforementioned features explained above.

There’re some competitors though, some of them include the BMW X4 m40i, Audi SQ5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport.

2017 Porsche Macan Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new Macan release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. Details concerning its pricing have already been released by Porsche. The base Macan S model gores for sale for an MSRP starting from $54,400. Leasing is available too.

2017 Porsche Macan Exterior Changes Are Subtle?

2017 Porsche Macan rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior also features several changes including slightly redesigned headlights and taillights. However, the changes are subtle and one may need to look long and hard to see any. Some of the features you can expect include eighteen-inch wheels, a power liftgate, a rear privacy glass, dual twin-pipe exhaust tips, LED running lights, and LED headlights and taillights.

2017 Porsche Macan Interior

2017 Porsche Macan interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

The interior of the Macan displays its own individual character. Special seats are offered for both the driver and front passenger. The Porsche Macan GTS 2017 is offered with a distinct interior package that adds features such as belts and GTS logos, black leather trims, and decorative stitching. In terms of the infotainment system, the new model makes use of the Porsche Communication Management system that comes with a high resolution 7-inch monitor display.

Menus and maps can be controlled by multi-touch gestures. Standard accessories available include front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, heated mirrors, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, HD and satellite radio, a media player interface, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension system, a fourteen-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, and plenty of color and material customizations.

2017 Porsche Macan interior, leather front setas

Available Trims Are…

The five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan compact luxury SUV is available in four trims: base, GTS, S, and the top-on-the-food-chain Turbo. For all it matters, we highly recommend the Macan S courtesy of its nice balance between performance, and price. The optional Premium Package Plus available should be enough in the sea of other endless options that can do a great deal in overwhelming a first time Porsche buyer.

Engine Specs

2017 Porsche Macan engine

Several engines are offered beneath the hood of the Porsche Macan. The base model comes with a 252 horsepower – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Zooming to 60 mph takes a blistering 6.3 seconds.

Upgrading to the turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine gives one 340 horsepower and 339 pounds-ft. of torque available for the Macan S enabling it zoom to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS takes things even more serious with its 360-horserpower – generating V6, while the top-of-the-line Macan Turbo gets a 3.6L turbocharged V6 able to produce 400 hp and 406 pounds-feet of torque.

Five Stars For Safety

2017 Porsche Macan safety, air bags

In government crash test scores, the new model earned five stars for overall crash impact safety. Five for total side impact, and five for frontal and rear impact safety. Tons of safety equipment are available, some standard and some optional. The full list on these will be available on its release date.

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Perfect As Always – New 2017 Porsche Panamera Review

The new 2017 Porsche Panamera continues to distinguish itself as the preferred choice for flagship luxury cars. It has the oomph and the seductive attribute to enable this. Again, it comes with plenty of likable features such as an athletic handling, versatility, practicality, scintillating 0-60 mph acceleration, and plenty of trim levels. Read more to see what the latest Porsche Panamera offers including its price, and release date.

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Strange Sightings

At the time of this review writing, Porsche was in the final stages of developing an all-new model and there are plenty of teaser images to back up this claim. Spy pictures available show a completely redesigned vehicle that will sure meet the appetite of its enthusiasts. Porsche has confirmed that the new model will bear closer resemblance to the Sport Turismo concept that was featured during the Paris Auto Show back in 2012. For the first time in its history, it is expected that the new model will spawn a station wagon model – the first family-friendly design for the model lineup.

Great Improvement For The Engine

In terms of power, there are rumors that the new model will comes equipped with a 550-horsepower – generating twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine as the standard mill. The V8 also will provide a walloping 568 lbs. ft. of torque. This will be a remarkable improvement over the existing model that features a 3.6L V6 engine rated at a decent 310 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque.

Flawless Design

Although much can be said about the Porsche Panamera 2017 – premium luxury, painstaking design, up-to-the-minute technologies, and creature comforts – what remains unaltered is its unique balancing act. Again, it comes with a sheer number of trim levels that offer all sorts of bells and whistles imaginable. One even gets an option for a hybrid model especially for those who love some bit of greener credentials without jeopardizing the overall performance too much.

Just like any other Porsche out there, the new model also comes with plenty of customization options to spoil you silly. Only money counts here and if you don’t lack it, this is one vehicle that not only offers you a stonking option list but also offers you lots of value for every penny spent.

Main Competition

At this point, one could really say that the new Porsche Panamera is the ultimate car to have, and although it arguably is, there are other options in the segment that can mess your head around as well. These include the German top dogs such as the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, BMW 6 Series, Audi RS-7, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You can also sample some bit of English flair offered by the irrevocably appealing 2017 Jaguar XJ.

What Are The 2017 Porsche Panamera Price And The Release Date?

When it comes to the Porsche Panamera 2017 price, expect the sedan model to cost you an MSRP starting from $92,805. Of course, ticking more options will inevitably swell this amount. But hey, anyone shopping in this class certainly has plenty of cash to splash around. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. More details will be updated as and when they take place, so keep checking back for more info.

2017 Porsche Panamera Exterior Design Rumors

As we await the new Panamera to debut during this year’s 2016 Paris Auto Show, teaser video and spy pics trolling the Internet reveal a redesigned front and rear fascia. The taillight design, for one, has strips of LEDs spanning the entire width. This isn’t a surprise as Porsche had previously released spy pictures of the expected design changes at the rear. We are still compiling more data on the changes available at the front. What remains confirmed however is the new MSB platform that is expected to guide the future design formula of all the second-generation Porsches.

2017 Porsche Panamera Interior

Our rendering shows that the new model will come with a redesigned technology set. The same dimensions in the existing model are expected to stay put, therefore there shouldn’t be any change in the passenger space. Some of the areas upgrades should be expected include the infotainment, convenience, and entertainment fronts.

2017 Porsche Panamera steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Available Trims

Trims: Base, Edition, 4S, S, 4, 4 Edition, Turbo S, Turbo Executive, 4S Executive, and Exclusive. The Panamera Shooting Brake review is separately offered.

Engine Specs Are Not Official

Porsche is yet to offer details of what we should expect as the powertrains. Rumors nonetheless allege a 550-horsepower – generating twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine will be offered as the standard engine. An update will follow once Porsche makes available further details.

2017 Porsche Panamera engine

Highest Level Of Safety?

The government offered the existing model five stars for overall crash impact protection. Five stars for total side impact and five stars for front and rear impact protection.

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Return Of A Giant – New 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Review

For decades, the Porsche 911 Carrera has been the best-selling sports car. For 2017, the new model wants to further extend its legacy with a raft of redesigns and updates to multiple of its facets. The new model boasts of a classic styling, an exceptional handling, powerful engine, and a luxurious trimmed cabin. In all fairness, there is nothing like it in the segment especially if you’re looking for a satisfying driving experience. Some of the highlights include endless customization options, a premium interior, new turbocharged engines, and an impeccable handling. Its release date should be expected in January 2017.

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Overview

New items for 2017 include a slightly improved output for the 911 Carrera Turbo and Turbo S, a standard adaptive suspension damper, an upgraded infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay connectivity, turbocharged engines across the entire lineup except the new GT3, and a rear wheel steering option for the Carrera S model. Good as the new model may seem, several foibles can hardly be wished away. First, the options list contains features that are otherwise standard. Secondly, and probably lastly, the new four-cylinder engines lack the roar that was previously experienced.

Sports cars, by and large, are akin to steaks. “How do you like yours?” – is the most probable question you will come across. If you’re the kind of person who defines a sports car by the wailing crescendo of a non-turbocharged Porsche flat-6, don’t be surprised if you find the newest Porsche 911 Carrera is skeptical. But for those of us who don’t mind the evolutionary path that the Turbo, the interloper – if you ask me – took, you’re going to love it.

Too Many Horses For Your Wallet?

Well, model is turbocharged for 2017, therefore, you won’t be require to scream when you headed toward the red line anymore. While these engines still wail when pressed hard although to a lower extent than before, they still provide the same driving excitement non-turbos before them provided. However, Porsche has decided to retain some screaming for the 911 R model, which comes with a 500-horsepower – generating non-turbocharged 4.0L engine beneath its skin. Although sports car purists will welcome the news, the price tag may not be that welcoming, as the base model’s MSRP is set to around $200,000.

Alternatives?

There’re some desirable options on the table from the price tag point of view. They include Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type R, and the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe. Superb alternatives no doubt, but the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera is a quintessential sports car that has grown its quality and performance exponentially.

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Release Date & Price

Both data are out. Porsche says the new model’s release date should be expected latest in January 2017. As for the price, here are the full details: Carrera Coupe – $89,400, Carrera S Coupe – $103,400, Carrera 4 Coupe – $96,300, Carrera 4S Coupe – $110,300, Targa 4 Coupe – $108,600, Targa 4S Coupe – $122,600, Turbo Coupe – $159,200, and lastly, but not the least is the Turbo S Coupe – $188,100. All prices connote the MSRP.

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Exterior Looks Unchanged?

The exterior has slightly been redesigned over the previous model. With the exception of the 911 R model, the rest of the models comes with new LED accent lights and taillights that have air intakes alignment. Exterior features include automatic bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights, nineteen-inch staggered-width alloy wheels, wider rear fenders, and a power-retractable front spoiler (911 Turbo).

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Interior In Which You Could Live In?

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Life aboard the Porsche 911 Carrera is heavenly. It is exquisitely constructed and trimmed. There’s a greater sense of value for the money. The control layout mimics an airplane’s cockpit and is decidedly button-heavy. Unlike BMW’s iDrive interface, many functions can be accessed with one click. The PCM (Porsche’s Communications Management system) has been significantly updated and is a standard infotainment feature across the entire trim range.

Available Trims

A variety of trim models are available and are offered in either coupe, soft-top convertible (Cabriolet), and retractable-roof coupe (Targa) body styles. The Carrera GTS review is offered elsewhere, as is that of the Black Edition.

What Are The Engine Specs?

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera engine

Three engines with four outputs are available for the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera: a 370-horsepower – producing turbocharged 3.0L horizontally opposed flat-6 engine available for the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models; 420 horsepower and 368 lbs. ft. of torque provided by the same base engine and available for the S and 4S models; and a 50-hp –generating turbocharged 4.0L flat-6 engine available for the 911R model. 0-60 mph with the Turbo S takes a sizzling 3.0 seconds.

Safety

A five out of five stars rating for overall safety protection is expected on its release date once the government completes its crash testing report. A raft of safety aides are available in both standard and optional form.

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All Those Trims – 2017 Porsche Cayenne Review

The new 2017 Porsche Cayenne is both indulgent and downright sporty, no doubt. Its comprehensive lineup not only offers appealing features such as a rewarding handling, highly customizable interior, and a wide range of engines but also offers a diesel powered model, a turbocharged V8, and a plug-in hybrid model as well.

The Porsche Cayenne release date is slated for the fourth quarter of this year of course as a 2017 year model. 

2017 Porsche Cayenne exterior, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

New Infotainment System?

For 2017, the new Porsche Cayenne 2017 gets a new infotainment system that first debuted on the 2017 911. The system tacks on features like a seven-inch touchscreen display, voice activation, and a navigation system. It also offers real-time traffic info and Google Streetview and Google Earth integration. Otherwise, the new model returns unchanged from the previous model year.

Combination Of Everything You Like

Most automakers view four engines as enough diversity, however, Porsche isn’t like its peers. It offers a wide range of engines that offer an output ranging from around 240 to 570 horsepower. Performance aside, the Cayenne is downright versatile. It caters for almost every buyers’ taste: Are you looking for an SUV? A Winter sports mobile? Or a luxurious and comfortable highway cruiser? Well, this 2017 Porsche Cayenne review is just for you.

Only Two Flaws Are…

The only serious foibles that owners of the newest Cayenne should be content with include a substantial impact on your bank account and an insubstantial cargo volume. Beyond that, the Cayenne is the perfect fit for anyone else looking for exclusivity.

Alternatives?

But the Porsche Cayenne 2017 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that has had changes and mild tweaks done. Alternatives offered include the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover specs include a price tag starting from an MSRP of around $84,950. You get value from features such as an opulent interior, a fuel-efficient diesel option, a long-wheelbase body style, and a very quick acceleration with the optional supercharged V8. The Range Rover release date hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect details to start trolling in before this fall.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Trim Levels

Seven trims are available for the newest Porsche Cayenne:  Turbo S, Turbo, S, S E-Hybrid, base, GTS, and Diesel.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Interior & Exterior Spy Shots

2017 Porsche Cayenne steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

Standard Trim

Some of the standard features available with the base Cayenne include a power-folding heated mirrors, LED running lights and taillights, a USB interface, a seven-inch central display, a partial leather upholstery, a power tailgate, heated and power-folding mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a ten-speaker premium sound system, cruise control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a rear privacy glass, a navigation system, and eight-way power front seats.

2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS interior, leather seats

S Model Trim

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne S offers features such as driver memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, mirror-mounted turn signals, a speed-sensitive variable steering effort, nineteen-inch wheels, and rear and front parking sensors.

S Model Trim

The Cayenne GTS offers twenty-inch wheels, fourteen-way power front seats, unique exterior styling elements, a selectable sport exhaust, adjustable air suspension system, leatherette upholstery, and LED foglights. Getting the S E-Hybrid gets you smartphone connectivity features, a plug-in hybrid power, an instrument cluster, adaptive suspension dampers, and important hybrid features.

Turbo S Model Trim

The Cayenne Turbo S happens to be the top-of-the-line model and comes laden with features such as an ultra-high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber interior trim, dash-mounted timer, side-to-side torque-vectoring rear differential, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, and all the contents of the Sport package.

Just like before, expect the model to be offered with several options bundled in packages. The contents of these packages will however be known on its release date.

What Are The 2017 Porsche Cayenne’s Engine Specs?

2017 Porsche Cayenne engine

Several engines are offered for the 2017 Porsche Cayenne but in all of these models transmission pairing is only done with the eight-speed automatic. They include a 300 horsepower – producing 3.6L V6, a turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 capable of developing 240 horsepower on the Cayenne Diesel, a 440-hp- and 443 pounds-feet of torque – generating Cayenne GTS model, a supercharged 3.0L V6 offering 416 hp and 435 pounds-feet of torque, and the 520- horsepower – generating Cayenne Turbo.

All of these models are further offered with the Sport Chrono package. Towing capacity is estimated to be a healthy 7,716 pounds in all model except the S E-Hybrid.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Price & Release Date

Pricing is as follows: Cayenne Diesel – $62,300, Cayenne SUV – $58,300, and the Cayenne Hybrid – $77,200. Availability is towards the fourth quarter of this year as a 2017 year model.

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