These details all relate to the chassis and suspension
The Macan EV will also be fitted with rear-wheel steering for the first time.
Comfort and performance are said to be improved by the two-valve active dampers.
Porsche is working on an electric version of the Macan which still hasn’t been unveiled despite it being planned for the 2024 model year.
This hasn’t stopped the company from releasing a few technical details about this upcoming model, however.
Since the company has already announced the targeted power output for this model (603 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque, the new details are related to other systems, in this case, the chassis and the suspension setup.
This is still interesting because it reveals a number of changes that will be made to the Macan EV when compared to previous versions of the brand’s smallest crossover.
Indeed, we now know that the 2024 Porsche Macan EV will be fitted with a rear-wheel steering system, a first for this model.
This technology seems to be seeing a resurgence with the arrival of new electric vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to be powered by electric motors.
Porsche says that in the case of the Macan EV, this system will make the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction as the front wheels when driving at speeds under 80 km/h in order to improve handling and maneuverability, reducing the turning circle by up to one meter.
At higher speeds, the rear wheels will steer in the same direction as the front wheels in order to increase high-speed stability during lane changes and wide curves.
Porsche also says the 2024 Macan EV will feature a revised version of its adaptive air suspension that will include two-valve shock absorbers that should make for a more comfortable ride or tighter handling, depending on the selected drive mode.
This suspension will also lower automatically above certain speeds in order to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle and thus gain a few miles of range.
The 2024 Porsche Macan EV will also benefit from a slight rear bias, with 52% of its weight resting on the rear axle.
Speaking of which, this axle will be the mounting point for what Porsche calls a “Performance Rear Axle” in the most powerful trim levels of the electric SUV.
This feature will actually be a second electric motor that will allow a precise distribution of torque and power to each rear wheel under any circumstance. In order to handle said torque and power, the rear wheels should be significantly wider than the fronts.
The front suspension and the steering system are also said to have been modified in order to provide an improved level of performance and control.
The full details about the 2024 Porsche Macan EV should be released later this year or at the beginning of 2024, in time for this model’s debut.