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2024 Porsche Macan electric (EV) spotted, ‘Turbo’ badge to return for 450kW flagship

The new model could boast a range of up to 680km thanks to a 115kWh battery

The 2024 Porsche Macan Electric (EV) will debut later this year featuring a 450kW powertrain supported by an 800V electrical system.

We spotted some prototype test mules in Germany recently, including on the public autobahn and around the Nurburgring. It’s understood a full debut is just around the corner.

2024 Porsche Macan electric EV prototype - rear pillar

The new model will ride on VW Group’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) layout, which will also be used for various VW Group models including the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron and Q6 e-tron SUV.

With this, Porsche will be presenting a 115kWh battery pack for the ‘long-range’ Macan EV, according to a CAR report, allowing a recharging rate of up to 270kW. Full-charge range figures are yet to be confirmed, but up to 680km is being reported.

In terms of the design, the electric Macan will take the shape of a coupe-style profile. This is a first for the junior SUV, following in the footsteps of the Cayenne Coupe.

2024 Porsche Macan electric EV prototype - Nurburgring front

These prototypes feature a fake window dress trim in chrome, which gives off the impressive of a conventional wagon format. However, take a closer look and you’ll see it is purely there to conceal the D-pillar design. Some fake exhausts also poke out from the back.

According to reports, the new model will debut a two-valve damper system, with independent control via Porsche’s Active Suspension Management (PASM) program. This is expected to push the boundaries in dynamics and capability for driving enthusiasts.

2024 Porsche Macan electric EV prototype - Nurburgring carousel rear

Also helping here, the Macan EV is set to feature, at least as an option, rear-wheel steering like the Cayenne Coupe (Turbo GT). It will apparently provide up to 5 degrees of steering angle to help  enhanced low-speed agility and high-speed stability.

There’s also talk of a locking rear differential system to further boost cornering ability and traction. Speaking of the rear axle, there has been talk of an entry model coming in, dubbed the Macan E, featuring a single, rear-axle electric motor.

2024 Porsche Macan electric EV prototype - taillights

The Porsche Macan electric will be sold alongside the petrol siblings for a certain overlapping period. The electric model is set to bring back the ‘Macan Turbo’ badge, which was removed from the current Macan lineup (the GTS is the current flagship). A ‘Macan 4S’ could sit in the middle.

It’s understood a full debut will take place in November at the 2023 Los Angeles auto show – as highlighted in our top 10 SUVs coming in 2024 feature.

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic, but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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