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Off-road mode
Off-road mode comes as standard in the Macan, and can be activated by pressing a button in the centre console at a speed of between 0 and 80 km/h. This function switches all the relevant systems to a traction-oriented off-road programme.

For example, the shift revolutions and shifting speeds are geared towards a greater level of traction, the all-wheel clutch is pre-tensioned to a greater degree in order to provide the front axle with the appropriate drive torque more rapidly, and the standard torque split between the front and rear axle as well as the accelerator pedal response are adapted to off-road conditions. What’s more, with the optional air suspension, ground clearance can be increased by 40 millimetres above its normal level to a maximum ground clearance of 230 millimetres.

Another button in the centre console activates downhill assistance from the Porsche Hill Control (PHC) system. The PHC keeps the vehicle speed constant during descents, and can be adjusted to between 3 and 30 km/h.

Brakes offering a top-class performance level

The brakes of the Porsche Macan match the vehicle’s exceptional performance level. In line with the usual high standard set by the brand, the Macan is leading the way with the most powerful braking system in its market segment.

On the front axle, the Macan features six-piston fixed-calliper brakes with aluminium monobloc brake callipers. In the Macan S and the Macan S Diesel, the brake callipers press on brake discs with a diameter of 350 millimetres, while the brake discs in the Macan Turbo have a diameter of 360 millimetres. On the rear axle, all models feature combined floating calliper brakes with integrated electric parking brakes. The rear brake discs for the Macan S and Macan S Diesel have a diameter of 330 millimetres and the rear brake discs of the Macan Turbo have a diameter of 356 millimetres.
The electric parking brake offers greater comfort and safety when parking the vehicle. The parking brake is released automatically when moving off. Another feature making its debut is the hold function, which is activated by applying pressure to the brake pedal.

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