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2019/10/09 18:18:39 (permalink)

Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)?

Hi Macan Owners,
 
Help please :).
 
A long term Porsche owner I have been thinking about purchasing a new Macan or Macan S as the everyday driver and I visited the dealer today and tested both. Everything was very familiar and they both drive very well indeed but I am confused about the MPG that I might expect from each model as the information provided by the dealer/website is nothing like that mentioned in independent reviews i.e.:
 
Porsche dealer quoted:
  * Macan: 25.7 - 28.2 mpg
  *Macan S: 23.9 - 25.7 mpg
 
Independent Reviews (e.g. Parkers):
 * Macan: 34-39 mpg
  *Macan S: 32-33 mpg
 
A BIG difference!
 
Can you help clarify please - what is a reasonable MPG expectation in mixed everyday driving?
 
Thanks
 
Robert 

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    Madelvic
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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/09 18:44:04 (permalink)
    I've recently bought a used Macan GTS.  Wouldn't expect the consumption to be that different from the S and I've averaged 24.4 mpg over 3000 miles including some long runs
     
    Therefore I'd be more inclined to believe the dealers figures
     
    I can nudge it up to 30mpg on a long run and low 20s for local journeys

    Richard Chappelle
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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/09 19:01:09 (permalink)
    Hi Robert, I’ve been running my new 2019 Macan 2L ( 21 inch wheels & pano roof so not the most eco configuration)  since December last year and over the last 8600 miles the overall average measured at cumulative pump fill ups is 29mpg. The on board computer shows it as 29.4 for the same mileage. By contrast my previous Macan GTS achieved an overall average of 23.5 mpg over 22k miles. Short journey driving reduced that to under 20 mpg whereas I never sEE less than 24 from the new 2L Macan.
    The usage of the car changed to a lot more shorter journeys typically 5 to 12 miles with occasional 60 mile motorway drives and very occasional longer distance holiday drives which for the shorter journeys the 2L engine is more suitable for. Whilst there is a performance difference in the mid range acceleration 40 to 60mph I don’t find it an issue. My Macan is an SUV with emphasis on U,  if I want a fast drive I use my 911
     
    I prefer to look at the range of the car rather than mpg so to give you an idea we have just driven to the Lake District, 240 miles (M5, M6) preceded by 70 miles of short distance drives, and it used 43 litres to fill it back up. The remaining range is showing over 500 miles (75L tank) but my “safe“ range is 450 which was never achievable with the GTS (also 75L tank) which by contrast after 320 miles on a full tank would be in desperate need of a refuel. 
    I hope that helps.
    post edited by BigCat - 2019/10/09 19:55:59
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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/10 13:13:56 (permalink)
    Mine is in line with that - 2.0l 2019 Macan, over the 2800 miles I've done so far, it's averaged around 27.5mpg.  Most journeys are the 20 mile motorway trip to / from work. I was hoping that this might edge up a bit as the miles go past 10k, but maybe that is just wishful thinking now, based on other's experience!

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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/13 20:23:01 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone. Really helpful

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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/15 15:33:07 (permalink)
    Macan S Diesel (I know - no longer produced) 40 mpg - just gloating!!
    rjs993
     
    dpoynton
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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/15 15:39:03 (permalink)
    Robert
     
    I think you're on the wrong forum. Try this; https://www.nextgreencar.com/most-economical-diesel-cars/
     
     
    I drive Porsches, fuel economy is irrelevant.
     
    When I bought my Macan the mother-in-law asked what mpg I got from it. My reply was short, but considered. 
     
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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/17 21:27:00 (permalink)
    MPG may be irrelevant to you but the driving range is rather useful if it's, as in my case 100 miles further on a tank than the GTS, I think your post to say MPG is irrelevant was rather arrogant.
    post edited by BigCat - 2019/10/17 21:28:28
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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/17 22:05:33 (permalink)
    Adrian
     
    Please don't take offence, it was supposed to be light hearted banter.
     
    David

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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/17 22:27:11 (permalink)
    Yep, understood.
    On a serious note having now had the 2L Macan for almost 12 months, I really think it's a better car than my Macan GTS in terms of a practical daily drive, it often gets used for short journeys like today just two trips of 5 miles each but also for the occasional longer journeys and holiday trips. I haven't changed my style of driving but the difference is quite marked, I often see the range indicating well over 500 miles which was never possible with my GTS and last week's Lake District trip which was 240 miles each way with an average speed on the trip computer of 58 mph (it's a mix of A roads, B roads and  M5/M6) , I used less than half of it's 75L tank each way and the return trip included a 45 minute stop start episode due to a crash on the M6. The only critiiscm  I have is I think the brakes are not that good, I had PCCBs on my Macan GTS with much larger rotors, I think the discs on the 2L should be the same as the 3L S.
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    Re: Macan and Macan S MPG (petrol)? 2019/10/19 10:33:33 (permalink)
    I recently took possession of a new 2019 Macan S and I have to say that is a great car. The fuel economy is averaging around 24 mpg and hopefully should improve slightly one the engine is bedded in. I find that in normal mode the gearbox software changes gear to 7th gear at relatively low speeds eg below 1500 RPM, this results  ‘kick down’ occurring frequently. I have found that selecting the ‘sport setting’ keeps the engine spinning closer to 2000 RPM and therefore allowing the engine pick up to be less strained. The economy at low speeds improves slightly as a result.
    I would appreciate  what other Macan S owners think.

    Steve Walker
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