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New Macan Turbo Delivers 40 More Horses


Performance Package Beefs Up Power, Handling

When buying your new Porsche Macan sport crossover from Porsche of Tucson, make sure you inquire about the Performance Package that puts a little more zip in the popular vehicle’s giddyup. By tweaking everything from the engine and transmission to the suspension and exhaust, the Performance Package is the perfect solution for people who are waiting for a Turbo S version of the compact crossover. According to tests from Motor Trend magazine, the package not only adds 40 horses to the already beefy 400 horse output, it also reduces the sports vehicle’s 0-62 mph time from 4.8 to 4.4 seconds. See if anyone else in the school carpool can beat that number.

Bigger Brakes Help Stop in a Hurry

Porsche recognizes that the more powerful performance requires an ability to stop more quickly. The Performance Package includes heftier front brake rotors that measure 15.4 inches. The Porsche Active Suspension Management system is also part of the Performance Package, which results in a lowering of 0.6 inches. This not only brings the center of gravity down to provide superior handling, but also increases fuel efficiency out on the open highway. The Performance Package also adds a Sport Plus driving mode which tunes the accelerator and suspension to provide more responsive handling on the track or when you find a long lonesome road with lots of curves.

7-Speed PDK Transmission Adds to Driving Pleasure

By changing gears in just a fraction of a second, the Porsche 7-speed PDK transmission has the ability to move seamlessly up the ladder with no loss of power. Once a gear is engaged, the next gear is already in the queue, just waiting for the right RPMs to kick in and deliver the best performance. When you drive in automatic mode, the Macan not only delivers an enthusiastic drive, but also provides the greatest fuel efficiency. If you’d rather take on the role of changing gears manually, you just tap the paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

PTM Delivers Phenomenal Control

Porsche Traction Management is standard on all Macans, delivering an all-wheel drive system that utilizes sensors to continually check the grip of all four wheels. By using an electronically controlled multiplate clutch, PTM controls the distribution of power between both axles. If you’re powering through a corner, PTM recognizes the lack of lateral stability and delivers the power to the front wheels. Instead of taking the feel of the wheel away from the driver, the PTM system makes the most of your driving experience. Feel what it means to drive a Porsche Macan with and without the Performance Package by taking a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

911 Turbo S Takes Junior Supercar Battle

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Car and Driver Puts Legendary Brands to Test

It’s tough to imagine calling a car that can pin you back in your seat in the 0 to 60 mph run while costing a couple of hundred grand a “Junior” anything, but that’s the official category designation for the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi R8 V10 and McLaren 570s. The editors at Car and Driver magazine had the enviable task of pitting those three beasts of the road against each other recently. As you might expect, the comparisons were close but spoiler alert, the 911 Turbo S came out on top. You can test drive and buy the best Junior Supercar on the planet just by paying Porsche of Tucson a visit.

Porsche Gives Biggest Bang for the Buck

Coming in at about $10,000 less than its competitors for the tested version, the Porsche 911 Turbo S produced the best numbers as the editors took the evaluation to the track and the open highway. The reviewers called the Porsche the “runaway winner” that “carries a very large stick with which to beat those who underestimate it.” It takes just 2.6 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph and blasts through the quarter-mile run in just 10.6 seconds, achieving a top speed of 131 mph. Going very fast means you have to also stop very quickly, which the Porsche achieved easily. Its carbon fiber brakes bring the sporty Porsche from 70 mph to 0 in just 139 feet. That’s 14 feet less than the R8 and five fewer feet than it took to bring the McLaren to a halt.

Turbo S Stays Under Control

The Car and Driver editors said one of the best things about the Porsche 911 Turbo S is its unflappability. “Treat it with a light touch or a clumsy ham-fist and it will always respond in the same fashion,” they wrote. “It makes its drivers look more skilled than they are.” With all-wheel drive, wide tires and a four-wheel steering system, the 911 gives even the most inexperienced driver a feeling he or she could take on all comers on the European race circuit. When the testing was over each day, it was the Porsche the editors chose to run errands or go to dinner. See why the 911 Turbo S should be your Junior Supercar of choice by taking a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Panamera Now Offering 3D Sound System

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Wrap Yourself in Concert Hall Sound

A premium vehicle such as a Porsche Panamera deserves the very best sound system available. That is now a reality with the introduction of Burmester 3D surround sound. By adding two more sophisticated speakers and integrating the entire system with 3D technology, the Burmester delivers an enveloping sound that is comparable to the world’s best concert halls. The system has a phenomenal capability of producing 1,455 watts through 21 speakers. A 400-watt subwoofer adds to the system’s power and incredible sound. Sit in the Panamera, close your eyes, and envision yourself at your favorite concert by taking a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Touching Emotions Part of Goal

Music is an emotional experience for many people. Whether you’re a fan of the latest hip hop or prefer a serene ride to the tunes of one of the classical masters, the Porsche Panamera puts you in touch with your emotional side with the new Burmester sound system. The Burmester Air Motion Transformer is only used in Porsche vehicles. By cutting the oscillating mass of the speakers by half, Burmester delivers a clear, crisp sound that will take you back to that moment when you fell in love with music. A special algorithm developed at a recording studio in Belgium is the technology behind the perfect recreation of sound. It works best with non-compressed, high-resolution source files, but will make any recording sound better.

New Panamera Unveiled to Lights, Music and Dance

Porsche took the wraps off the new Panamera this summer in a Berlin production that took no back seat to the largest Hollywood movie premiere. Offering the best of both an executive sedan and top handling sports car, the Panamera is the perfect vehicle for people who equally value comfort and fun. “We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport saloons with the Panamera,” said Porsche AG chairman Oliver Blume. “In the new model, you see a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies.” The design of the Panamera mirrors that of the 911, Porsche’s iconic sports car. “An observer will immediately recognize the coupe-like roof line, but now it is much ‘faster’, even more dynamic and now includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side window even more.” The new Panamera delivers up to 16 percent better mileage than the outgoing model. Stop by Porsche of Tucson to hear the incredible sound and take this futuristic vehicle for a test drive.

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Size is Not an Issue Small Engine Porsches

It’s no secret that crowds always root for the little guy, so when Ferdinand Porsche designed the first race car for Austro-Daimler in 1922, it packed a small engine that delivered a lot of punch. The 4-cylinder motor was just a bit over a liter, but still generated enough horsepower to push the car to more than 87 miles per hour, an outstanding speed for the time. Know as Sascha in honor of the Count who was behind the production of the car, the little sportster dominated the European races for a time. Porsche has continued the tradition of getting a lot of performance out of small engines over the years, as you can see with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Continues Technological Advancements Through Years

While other companies where developing 8, 10 and 12-cylinder motors to produce the most power, Porsche continued to stick to a “less is more” philosophy to draw the most out of its small engine lineup. Although a big engine produces more horsepower, it also creates a lot of weight. Porsche has always been an industry leader in the development of power to weight, as evidenced in the 1948 356 SL. Packing a 1.1L 4-cylinder engine, the 356 was dominant on the race course during its time, scoring international victories for the Porsche badge. The 550 Spyder came along in 1953, packing the first iteration of the famous Fuhrman engine. At 1.5 liters, this 4-cylinder motor used four overhead camshafts and a vertical shaft drive to produce a healthy 110 horsepower. Among the victories was a win at LeMans in 1954. It was replaced by the 718, which also secured wins against cars with much larger engines.

Carrera Hits LeMans in 1974

The Porsche Carrera, which you can still buy today at Porsche of Tucson, first hit the racing circuit at LeMans in 1974. It placed second with its 2.1-liter engine to a Matra that was packing a 12-cylinder Formula One motor. The Carrera has evolved into eight different trim editions under the 911 model line starting at a little more than $89,000. The base engine of the 911 Carrera is a 3.0L, 6-cylinder twin turbo power plant with high compression that delivers the maximum amount of torque in the low RPM range. Step up to the “S” models and you’ll find that Porsche’s philosophy about getting a lot out of a little still rings true, as the same size engine is outfitted with upsized turbochargers to deliver 420 horsepower, an incredible number for a car that only weighs a little more than 3,000 pounds.


Porsche Cuts Cylinders, Adds Performance

If the old saying “less is more” needs any validation, all you really need to do is take a look at the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S. The latest addition to the Porsche sports car stable has a new engine that has two fewer cylinders but 25 more horsepower. A turbocharged 2.5L flat four has replaced the old 3.4L six-cylinder. The result is a 350-horsepower beast that not only is quicker but has better fuel economy than the old setup. Feel the quickness and superior handling when you take a test drive of the new Cayman at Porsche of Tucson this fall.

Still Delivers Throaty Porsche Roar

Because there’s no drop top to release the sound, the roar of the new 718 Porsche Cayman S is a body hugging experience, perfect for those who love the embrace of good vibrations as they take their ride out for some exercise. “Car and Driver” magazine says the new model “feels decidedly quicker” than the old model, with a wide range of acceleration delivering the top torque of 309 pound feet. While the 718 Cayman S does have a little turbo lag in the lower RPM range, it’s almost imperceptible and quickly goes away as you step on the accelerator.

New Suspension Provides Startling Handling

With the Porsche Active Chassis Management system, firm springs, adjustable dampers and a sporty steering ratio, the new Cayman offers “startling” results on a demanding road course according to “Car and Driver” editors. Pirelli P Zero tires offer phenomenal grip as you maneuver tight corners with little sign of understeer or body roll. Choose the manual gearbox for the most fun anyone can have on four wheels. “Car and Driver” says “the S now feels markedly more responsive and agile than a base Carrera, better able to exploit its optimized weight distribution when it comes to making progress along a twisty, bumpy road.” The car’s ability to adjust on the fly delivers noticeable adjustments when making tight corners at high speeds. “Car and Driver” says, “On first impression, this still feels like the best-balanced junior sports car in the game.”

Cayman Now Less Expensive Than Boxster

The Porsche Cayman has traditionally been more expensive than its sibling Boxster, but that’s all changing with the release of the 2017 model. Although the performance is nearly identical, you’ll be able to save about $2k this fall by purchasing a new Cayman over a Boxster. Starting price for a Cayman S is expected to be $66,300. Stay in touch with Porsche of Tucson to see when the new Caymans start arriving on the lot.

Porsche 911 Takes Top Quality Spot Again

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JD Power Study Says 911 Tops in Segment

Even if you don’t know too much about cars, chances are if you were asked to name the best sports car, you might say a Porsche 911. Once again, the 911 took the top spot among all nameplates for recognizability, as well as first place in its segment in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. More than 80,000 people were surveyed about 245 different model cars. “Thrilled customers are what drives us on,” said Porsche AG chairman Oliver Blume. “All of our staff work with great dedication every day to provide our customers with the very special Porsche quality. It is the result of intensive work that is characterized at every stage and in every area by a love for the perfect sports car.” See the love and care put into each vehicle with a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Macan Secures Top Spot in Compact SUV Category

While everyone has heard of the Porsche 911, the Porsche Macan is a relatively new model that continues to turn heads. Customers are so impressed with the build and performance of the Macan that it took first place in the Compact Premium SUV category for the second year in a row. “Every Porsche is proof of our comprehensive quality standard,” according to Porsche Board Member Albrecht Reimold. “Sportspeople judge themselves in competition by data and KPIs – and that’s exactly how Porsche builds its sports cars too. Our employees are aware of this challenge, which is a joy and an incentive at the same (time).”

Power Study Based on Initial Impressions

The JD Power study talks to car owners after the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. This is the 30th year for the study, which includes 233 criteria in the questionnaire. A couple of category examples include “driving experience” and “engine and transmission.”

Quality Something Porsche Customers Expect

“Top quality is an essential component of our brand identity at Porsche and it’s something our customers come to expect from us as well,” according to Frank Moser, Corporate Quality Chief for Porsche AG. “The difficult challenge is to not only maintain this high level (of quality), despite the rapid pace of technological change and the significantly increasing complexity of our products, but to also improve upon it in our new generation models.” Experience the quality for yourself with a drive to Porsche of Tucson. Slam the doors, honk the horn, but more importantly take a test drive to see just how special it is to own a Porsche.

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Owners of Older Porsches Get Tech Update

It takes more than the lack of a navigation system and other creature comforts for an owner of an older Porsche sports car to even think about getting rid of his or her baby. After a successful run in Europe last year, the Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System is now being offered in the United States at dealerships like Porsche of Tucson. Built to mimic the size and style of the original radio in earlier Porsches, the unit features a 3.5-inch display, two main knobs and some stealthily arranged buttons. It also has an input for a satellite radio tuner.

Fits Variety of Older Models

The new Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System is built to seamlessly fit into the dash of many older models, from the first 911 ever produced in the 1960s to the last air-cooled model in 1998. The system also works with the 912, 914, 968, 944, 928 and 924 body styles. The new navigation system also offers Bluetooth connection so you can stream music or make calls with your smart phone. Two USB ports and other interfaces offer many choices for plugging in your personal music.

Integrated Amplifier Works With Original Sound System

The new Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System can either be hooked up to new speakers or connected directly to the original stereo system by using an adapter cord. The system has an integrated four-channel, 45-watt amplifier that delivers crystal clear sound. An integrated antenna helps improve reception for stunning FM radio reception at long distances from the generating source. The precise GPS system has been tested both at Munich’s Technical University and on the roadways of the United States and Canada to ensure precise directions. You can choose either arrows or multi-dimensional maps to guide your way. All maps are stored on cards that can easily be updated from your home computer. Stop by the parts and service department at Porsche of Tucson today to inquire about your new Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System.

New Cars Have Porsche Communication Management System

Of course, if you haven’t purchased your dream car, all new models have the Porsche Communication Management System available. This 7-inch touchscreen controls all audio, communication and navigation features. A simple hand gesture brings the screen to life, displaying the menu of choices. A CD/DVD drive has an internal hard drive that can store your music, or simply use your smartphone to stream your tunes via Bluetooth connectivity. Hands-free calling allows you to keep your eyes on the road while remaining in touch with friends and co-workers.

718 Cayman Delivers Higher Torque Numbers

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Porsche Deploying Boxster Engine in Cayman

Shortly after the 718 Boxster made its debut, Porsche has decided to implement the same engine in a redeveloped 718 Cayman. The turbocharged 4-cylinder flat engine is a 2.0L monster, developing 300 horsepower in the entry-level model. Step up to the S brand and you get a slightly larger motor (2.5L) that generates an additional 50 horses. The base model now has 280 pound feet of torque, an increase of 90 from the previous generation. The 2.5L delivers 310 pound feet, or 37 more than previously produced. The base 718 Cayman hits 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 170 mph. The Cayman S knocks a half-second off the 60 mph time while generating a max speed of 177 mph. Stop by Porsche of Tucson to compare both models and pick the one that’s right for you.

New Design Delivers Aggressive Stance

The taut new design of the 718 Cayman delivers a more aggressive look than the previous model, with a sharper profile, wider front end and large cooling air intakes. Look at the new Cayman from the side and you’ll notice the pronounced wings and sills. A wider rear end and newly designed taillights round out the exterior. A three-dimensional look to the rear lights makes them appear to float in space, a design technique that makes the Cayman as unique as it is fun to drive.

PCM Now a Standard Feature

The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system is a standard feature in the 718 Cayman, delivering a 150-watt concert quality sound package, streaming Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free calling. You can add options to the PCM including Apple CarPlay and a navigation module that allows you to plan routes simply using your voice. The PCM comes with a CD/DVD drive and a hard drive that allows you to store music internally. Two SD card slots provide access for even more music, books or podcasts. Wireless Internet access is also available, turning your Cayman into a rolling hot spot.

Mid-Engine Sports Car Offers Many Advantages

Once you drive a mid-engine sports car like the Porsche 718 Cayman, you’ll come away wondering why it took you so long to become a convert. Greater handling, superior performance and even a greater cargo area thanks to an open hood and trunk compartment all add up to create something special. Head over to Porsche of Tucson and give the Cayman a test drive. Chances are you’ll end up taking one home.


‘Motor Trend’ Editors Take Car on Rain-Soaked Run

All Porsches are known for their handling on a dry track, but it was interesting when a California storm collided with a scheduled highway test of the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe. “Motor Trend” editors took the car for a run through the Mendocino National Forest in northern California as a rainstorm soaked the highway. The result was an unexpected challenge the Porsche passed with flying colors. “The 4S clawed hard into the pavement,” the editors wrote about their experience pushing the sports car to its limit through tight corners. The stability mode feature has been tweaked to allow the driver more freedom, which you can experience when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Turbocharged Engine Delivers 50 More Horses

Although many aficionados rushed to grab a naturally aspirated engine model after Porsche announced a new turbocharged setup, the “Motor Trend” editors say the frenzy was all for naught. The old problem of turbo lag doesn’t really exist anymore, so the additional 50 horsepower that brings the 4S up to 420 wild stallions is well worth the cost of the turbocharger. The Porsche 911 4S also gets better gas mileage with the turbo, up to 28 mpg on the highway from the previous 26. You’ll hit the peak of 368 pound feet of torque at about 5000 revolutions per minute, but feel free to push the Carrerra all the way to the redline to hear the throaty roar of the exhaust. The 4S goes from 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds when equipped with the automatic PDK transmission and sport chronograph. Top track speed is 188 miles per hour.

Driver Assist Feature Increases Safety

When a car is as quick and as fast as the 911 Carrerra 4S, it’s important to have as many safety features as possible. A new lane change assist system uses sensors to warn the driver when drifting from lane to lane. Advanced airbag placement utilizes full-size driver and passenger airbags which utilize two-stage inflation technology depending on the severity of the impact. The Porsche Side Impact Protection System uses airbags in the seat bolsters and door panels to protect driver and passenger from the T-bone effect. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are available to help slow this car down as quickly as it accelerates. You can check out all the advanced safety features for yourself on your next trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Cayenne Platinum

Distinctive Sporty Appearance Sets Model Apart

When it comes to creating a sporty appearance in an SUV, the Porsche Cayenne has years of practice. The hottest SUV on the market is getting hotter as Porsche delivers the limited edition Platinum level Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid to dealerships like Porsche of Tucson. From the 20-inch Spyder wheels to the leather-dominant interior, the Platinum Cayenne models scream sport, sophistication and luxury. Whenever you enter the cockpit, Porsche will be the first thing on your mind as your head rests against the embroidered company logo. Lest you forget you have the top-of-the-line trim level, illuminated doorsills display Platinum Edition.

Platinum Loaded With Standard Equipment

You don’t have to think too hard about adding options to the Platinum Edition Cayenne, as it comes loaded with standard equipment such as Bi-Xenon headlights, the Porsche Dynamic Light System and Power Steering Plus. Park Assist provides an audible beep in both the front and the back to let you know you’re closing in on an object. Mirrors are coated with anti-glare material, while the rear windows are tinted extra dark for a feeling of luxury and privacy. The Platinum Edition comes in either white or black, but you can opt for Jet Black, Mahogany, Rhodium Silver metallic, Purpurite and Carrara White.

The Porsche Communication Management system is included, delivering navigation, hands-free communication and a killer Bose surround sound stereo system. Choose the E-Hybrid model and you also get a cabin conditioner that lets you pre-program the use of the heater or air conditioner to get the interior to just the right temperature for your drive.

As Expected, Cayenne Comes Prepared to Party

The Porsche Cayenne is about as far as you can get from a boring old SUV. With a top track speed of 142 mph, the gas model still delivers 24 mpg on the highway. The S E-Hybrid is even more powerful, combining a gas and electric motor to zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 151 mph. Porsche is also offering a diesel-powered Platinum model, which achieves up to 29 mpg. Underneath all the sophistication and luxury is the handling and suspension you come to expect from a Porsche. Although the Cayenne is built to haul cargo and people, there is virtually no body roll or drift as you aggressively attack corners. Experience the new Platinum Edition for yourself with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.