In order to fight the tough competition, the German automaker, Porsche has introduced Macan at a much affordable price now. Yes, with the entry of R4 model, the Porsche Macan is now priced at INR 76.84 lakh (ex-showroom). With this, not only the most affordable Macan but, most affordable Porsche ever. Since its presence in the country, the biggest drawback for Macan was its high price tag, which somehow restricted its sales to a great extent. With players like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Land Rover and now Jaguar and Jeep as well, Porsche needed this entry-level Macan to make its standing and now, the company has finally entered the direct competition.
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Under the hood, Porsche Macan R4 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine with 248 hp maximum power and 370 Nm peak torque. The power is transmitted via 7-speed PDK gearbox to all four wheels. As it is the entry-level Macan, the power of S Diesel and Turbo will be lacking but, still it is competent enough to rival its competitors. Clocking 0-100 kmph mark will take 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 229 kmph can be reached with R4 variant.
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Talking about the features of Porsche Macan R4, the SUV comes equipped with features like Porsche Stability Management (PSM), eight-way sport seats, Porsche Active Suspension Management, and Tyre Pressure monitor. The safety measures are ensured by the front, side and window airbags. Being an entry level variant, the Porsche Macan misses some luxury features but, is inline with the features of other rivals like Audi A7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Jaguar F-Pace and Jeep Wrangler. Though Jeep Wrangler is somewhat different in the segment, the pricing makes it a competitor of Macan.
So, the ones who are looking to have their hands on Porsche, the Macan R4 is the most affordable option for them in the market now.