Porsche Centre Doha has welcomed a trifecta of new models with the latest arrivals of the all-new 718 Cayman, Macan with a four-cylinder engine and the Cayenne Platinum Edition. Representing the brand’s latest developments in performance, comfort and efficiency across a range of segments, the new models are now available in Qatar. Their arrival concludes an important year for Porsche in the country with continuous additions to the model range.
As the latest mid-engine coupe from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, the 718 Cayman is now stronger and sportier than ever before. The model range features newly turbocharged engines, reworked design and an improved chassis. Meanwhile, the newest addition to Porsche’s compact SUV range is the Macan with a four cylinder engine. As the entry-level model for Porsche in this segment, it boasts the brand’s typical sports car performance. The Cayenne Platinum Edition represents elegance and sophistication, featuring exclusive design elements and an enhanced sporty appearance.
Speaking of the new arrivals, Porsche Centre Doha Chairman and CEO, Salman Al Darwish, said: “Porsche is always at the cutting edge of technological advancement and this instance is no different. We are pleased to be offering our customers the latest models in the Porsche sports car lineage with the addition of the new 718 Cayman, Macan and Cayenne Platinum Edition models. Each model showcases enhanced attributes embedded with the signature Porsche DNA to ensure the sportiest drive in its segment, whilst at the same time offering comfort and exclusivity.”
The base model 718 Cayman is now driven by a newly developed, 2-litre, 300 hp engine with innovative turbocharging, as well as a substantial torque increase of 35 per cent to 380 Newton metres. The 718 Cayman S boasts 2.5 litres of engine displacement and 350 hp, with a maximum torque at 420 Newton metres, all resulting in more power right from the start and additional output for cornering fun, at engine speeds between 1,900 and 4,500 rpm.
With the new turbo engines, the coupés accelerate in record time and thanks to the new Dynamic Boost function, react as spontaneously as naturally aspirated engines. When equipped with the optional, seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and Sport Chrono Package, the 718 Cayman sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, whilst the S version achieves the same in 4.2 seconds. The top speed for the base model is 275 km/h; its sibling tops out at 285 km/h.
The new model has undergone comprehensive design enhancements with only the luggage compartment lid, roof and windscreen left unchanged. Inside, a newly developed instrument panel redefines the cockpit. The latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a state-of-the-art touchscreen is also included as standard.
Merging true sports car performance with everyday drive comfort, the new Macan now features a four-cylinder turbo engine specifically tailored to the vehicle.
The turbocharged two-litre engine delivers 252 hp and comes standard with a seven-speed PDK dual clutch transmission. The base model is capable of reaching 100km/h in 6.7 seconds, reduced to 6.5 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono-Package. Its top speed is 229 km/h with a fuel consumption between 7.4/100 km and 7.2/100 km/h.
Designed to be particularly sporty and efficient, the Macan features a powerful 370 Newton metres of torque ranging between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm, capable of converting engine power into exceptionally sporty conditions. Standard Porsche Traction Management, agile suspension and precise steering all add to the dynamic performance of the car.
Also making its debut at Porsche Centre Doha is the new Cayenne Platinum Edition model – a designation reserved for selected model series that are offered for only a limited time. Easily recognisable at first glance by its more distinctive sporty appearance, the model features large 20-inch wheels in RS Spyder design, housed in wider wheel arches. The exclusive interiors, with stainless steel door sills showcasing "Platinum Edition" lettering, are complemented further by leather sport seats, Alcantara centre panels and the Porsche crest on all headrests.
The models’ expanded range of features improves comfort and safety. Standard equipment in the Cayenne Platinum Edition includes Bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Power Steering Plus and ParkAssist in the front and rear. A non-metallic black or white finish is standard, with Deep Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrara White and Rhodium Silver metallic paints available as an option. Additional high-end standard features include the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system and the BOSE® Surround Sound speakers.
The new 718 Cayman, Macan and Cayenne Platinum Edition are now available at the Porsche Centre Doha with a basic retail price as follows:
718 Cayman 208,000 QAR
718 Cayman S 235,100 QAR
Macan 184,100 QAR
Cayenne Platinum Edition 286,700 QAR