The new Porsche Macan is available to order now, with prices starting at £43,300 for the Macan S and £59,300 for the Macan Turbo.  First UK deliveries are expected in April 2014.

The Macan S uses Porsche’s 3.0-litre V6 delivering 340hp, enough to complete the 0-62mph sprint in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 158mph.

Fuel economy is expected to be around 32.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 204g/km.

The Macan S Diesel uses an Audi-sourced 3.0-litre V6 engine with 258hp and 580Nm and can accelerate from rest to 62mph in 6.1 seconds, with a 143mph top speed.  Economy is pegged at 46.3mpg with emissions of 159g/km.

The range-topping Macan Turbo is powered by a 3.6-litre biturbo V6 with an immense 400hp and 550Nm of torque.  It blasts it way to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and on to a 165mph top speed.  Economy is vaguely respectable at 31.7mpg and emissions of 208g/km.

All Macan models use Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission as standard.

Porsche Traction Management (PTM) handles the distribution of torque between front and rear axles, with a multi-plate clutch that can transfer up to 100% of torque to the front axle if required.  In normal use, the Macan drives with a rear axle bias, although even in situations where 100% of torque is transferred to the front, the rear axle continues to be driven.

Standard equipment on all UK models includes PTM, PDK transmission, alloy wheels, DAB Digital radio, front and rear parking assist, multi-function steering wheel, and electronic tailgate release.

The Macan Turbo adds BOSE sound system, PCM with satnav, leather upholstery with Alcantara roof lining, adaptive front sports seats, xenon headlights, PASM active suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels.