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Porsche 911 Hybrid Appears To Be Moving Forward, Engineers Targeting 43 Mile Electric-Only Range 17
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, PHEV, porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche-911, Reports on 11 17th, 2017

The Porsche 911 rumor mill is back in action as Bloomberg is reporting the next-generation model could be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

According to the report, the plug-in hybrid variant would be a high-performance model that would sit at the top of the 911 lineup. The publication goes on to suggest the car could be introduced a few years after new 911 debuts in late 2018.

Insiders said Porsche wants the 911 Hybrid to have an electric-only range of 70 km (43 miles) and engineers are working to reduce the weight of the car’s battery so it doesn’t adversely affect the car’s handling.

Porsche declined to confirm plans for a 911 Hybrid but a spokesperson told Bloomberg the next-generation model will allow for the “integration of an electric powertrain and the manufacturer is keeping all options open regarding engine specifications.”

The report went on to suggest Porsche could offer a Macan EV sometime after the production version of the Mission E is launched in 2019.

If the report is correct, it likely means Porsche was able to solve several of the problems that August Achleitner mentioned to Car and Driver earlier this year. At the time, the head of 911 development said plans for a hybrid variant were axed because the added weighy would limit the car’s dynamic capabilities and it wouldn’t be as profitable as more conventional variants. In summation, Achleitner stated the “disadvantages outweighed the advantages.”

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Porsche Exclusive Presents Its Take On The Macan Turbo 20
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, porsche, Porsche Exclusive, Porsche Macan on 10 20th, 2017

The most powerful version of the Macan is getting its own Porsche Exclusive version, bringing more personalization options and, er, exclusivity.
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Porsche Macan Special Embraces The Racing Roots Of The Marque 15
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Asia, porsche, Porsche Macan on 08 15th, 2017

There are Porsches you might expect to see with a racing livery, and they mostly have two doors: the 911, 718 Boxster/Cayman, 918 Spyder… but a Macan?
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Porsche Posts New Sales Record In The First Six Months Of The Year 11
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayenne, porsche cayman, Porsche Macan, Porsche Panamera, Reports on 07 11th, 2017

There was a time when Porsche used to make only sports cars, but that era is long gone and the German automaker has two SUVs in its lineup, the Macan and Cayenne, and a super saloon, the Panamera.
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Porsche Aiming To Have 50% EV Sales By 2023, Next Macan Could Go Electric 27
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, porsche, Porsche Macan, Reports on 06 27th, 2017

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has revealed the company wants to be the fastest German automaker to switch over to electric vehicles.
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Porsche Says It Won’t Make Any GT-Badged SUVs 10
Posted by Brad Anderson in cayenne, porsche, Porsche Macan, Reports, SUV on 05 10th, 2017

Porsche says there's absolutely no chance it will launch any GT-branded Macan or Cayenne models, despite customer appetites for ever-faster SUVs.
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2019 Porsche Macan Facelift’s Biggest Secret Could Be Full-Width Taillights 5
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 05 5th, 2017

Porsche's facelifted Macan SUV is still in its testing phase, this being the second time we've seen it in the wild after its spy shot debut back in February.
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Is The Jaguar F-Pace Really More Fun Than A Porsche Macan GTS? 5
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar Videos, porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche Videos, video on 04 5th, 2017

By now, you should probably know that the most important model Jaguar currently offers is not a fancy, superfast four-door sedan, nor a two-door sexy coupe but an SUV of all things, in the form of the F-Pace.
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Zotye SR9 Porsche Macan Clone Is Pinker Than A Girl’s Diary 30
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, porsche, Porsche Macan, Replica, Shanghai Auto Show on 03 30th, 2017

For all their efforts to prop their local auto industry, some Chinese carmakers just can't get away from shamelessly copying western vehicles.
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Entry-Level Porsche Macan 2.0L Gets Louder With Armytrix Exhaust 17
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Armytrix, porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche Videos, tuning, video on 03 17th, 2017

One of the things that's great about custom exhausts is that they can make even a lowly entry-level 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine sound like it means business.
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Consumer Reports Names Its Best And Worst SUVs 17
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q7, Consumer Reports, porsche, Porsche Macan, RAM, Subaru, subaru forester, Subaru XV, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Trucks on 03 17th, 2017

Consumer Reports has named its best and worst SUV models and those that took home top honors hail exclusively from Japan, Germany and the United States.
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Porsche Issued 3 Recalls For Everything From The Macan To The 911 R 11
Posted by Carscoops Staff in NHTSA, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Macan, Porsche-911, Recalls on 03 11th, 2017

Remember a couple of months ago when we reported on a rare recall issued for Porsche's sports cars? Well it turns out that wouldn't be the last, as Zuffenhausen has issued three more recall notices in the United States alone.
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Porsche Ponders Electric Macan, Hybrid 911, Boxster/Cayman 9
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, Hybrids, porsche, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman, Porsche Macan, Porsche-911, Reports on 03 9th, 2017

With the VW Group aiming to launch more than 30 new EVs by 2025, Porsche wants to join in with its own electrified vehicles.
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Zotye’s Porsche Macan Clone Hits A Real Cayenne In China 21
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, china, Offbeat News, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Macan, Zotye on 02 21st, 2017

As a glorified Porsche clone, this Macan-like Zotye SR9 apparently flew too close to a Cayenne and ended up making contact.
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Slightly Tuned Porsche Macan S Questions The Existence Of The Cayenne 8
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche Videos, tuning, video on 02 8th, 2017

The Porsche Macan is arguably one of the best crossovers you can buy, with the company able to infuse their sporty know-how in one family-friendly package but as it turns out, it can be even better with a few targeted mods.
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