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Porsche to launch 718 and Macan 2-litre before end of 2016

Porsche to launch 718 and Macan 2-litre before end of 2016
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Wednesday 29 June 2016, 18:16 PM

Sports carmaker Porsche has launched the new 911 in India loaded with fresh upgrades. Moving forward, before the end of 2016, Porsche will launch the much awaited 718 and the Macan compact SUV with a 2.0-litre engine.

The upcoming Porsche 718 will be powered by a 2.0-litre engine which will generate 296bhp of power and 380Nm of torque. The car will be capable of achieving a top speed of 275kmph, while acceleration from 0-100kmph is about 5.1 seconds. In terms of fuel efficiency, Porsche claims that the 718 might return between 10 - 14kmpl.

In terms of safety, the upcoming Porsche 718 will get Engine immobiliser with in-key transponder, central locking and remote control, Porsche side impact protection (POSIP), comprising side-impact protection elements in each door, thorax airbag in each outer backrest side bolster and head airbag for driver and passenger in each door panel, alarm system and full-size airbags for driver and passenger.

The Macan compact SUV on the other hand will get a smaller 2.0-litre engine which will generate 249bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. The vehicle is capable of achieving a top speed of 223kmph and accelerates from 0-100kmph in about 6.9 seconds. As for fuel efficiency figures, the company claims that the car will return a fuel efficiency figure between 11 – 14 kmpl.

In terms of safety in the Macan compact SUV, it will be offered with Belt warning device for driver and all passenger seats (front and rear), side impact protection beams in doors, bumpers comprising high-strength cross members and two deformation elements each with two threaded fixture points for towing eye contained in the on-board tool kit. It will also have three-point automatic seat belts, seat belt pretensioners (driver and front passenger, outer rear seats) and force limiters, manually adjustable seat belt height, full-size airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags along entire roof frame and side windows from the A-pillar to the C-pillar and more.


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