I wonder if you can activate break "hold" and then floor the accelerator when you are ready to go?
Yes, that square bore and stroke loves the higher revs. Having gotten well past the break-in period, I've discovered that driving in Sport all the time is FAR more satisfying than with Sport off, and I sometimes find myself downshifting manually one or two gears and putting my foot into the throttle to get brisk acceleration (say, from 50 to 80 or 30 to 60). It's not a dragster off the line, but it will move really briskly from a lower speed to a higher speed if you use the engine the way it's intended to be driven.The S really has to get up into the revs and boost to get moving. It's does feel boggy getting off the line but the surge is great.
You still believing Edmunds' competency in performance testing? They couldn't even understand what the Porsche manual is saying!
With PSM off, PDK in manual and in sport mode, foot on the brake, rev's did not seem to climb to 3500 with some throttle application (but I didn't try flooring the throttle and taking the foot off the brake).
Have not seen an answer to this yet. While a very 'dry' and sober review of vehicles, unlike many car magazines, I find this to be the best review in driveline and acceleration times for the macan...I wonder if the diesel launches much faster than the petrol S, due to its massive torque available at low RPMs? Does anyone know where to find 0-60 times w/ splits (e.g. 0-10, 10-20, etc.) for the different Macan variants?
I was wondering how to launch my Macan from a stop, it just seems to fall on its face for a second until it gets going. I tried applying the brake and bringing the revs up but the car just stands still for a second as if the brakes are locked up. I do not have the Sports Chrono package and understand it does not have launch control.Is there a good way to get out of the hole quickly?
Sport mode helps for sureI agree, there is that initial lag, that you do make up for once you get rolling. Bigger concern for me is changing lanes on the freeway, when you want quick burst into a slot, not to run up on the next cars tail. I am still driving gentle as the manual recommends for first 2000 miles, so might just be a matter of learning how to drive the car. Tried Sport Mode for the first time today after seeing your post this morning, and that makes a big difference!!
That's not needed for a launch - and it probably makes it more dangerous for others.Traction control off
I call this 'Senior Launch' because if you have any hair it is grey. Do not tint your windows to use this technique. What Jack neglects is the requirement to leave your hat off. That hot shoe with his/her WRX STI thinks they have prey. Little to they know this is why we bought these cars in the first place, which is to win.Yup..... hence only trying a couple of times. Best casual user launch would be for on brake and like 1500 rpm To the tappered WOT I mentioned. Realistically, unless a Vette or an i8 is next to me off the line I am going to be far enough ahead to put my blinker on, flash it 3 blinks and Then casually go over into their lane. Lol. 1/2 a sec at 50 ramping to mph is still like a 40+ foot gap in less than 5 seconds. If you were launching against someone that goes 0-60 in 7 secs you’d be like a football field ahead. Good ‘nuff 4 me.