2014-2016 Macan – Manual

2014-2016 Macan – Manual

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Off-road ABS (ABS in off-road mode)
When off-road mode is active, an ABS setup specially matched to off-road driving is activated automatically.

In the event of braking on loose ground, the permissible slip values for ABS braking are increased so that the off-road braking distance is reduced (wheels dig into the surface).

If the driver needs to steer more, off-road mode is automatically switched off to maintain steering control.

For information on the off-road mode:

  • Please see the chapter “OFF-ROAD MODE” on page 213.

Porsche Hill Control (PHC)
Porsche Hill Control is an assistance system, which helps the driver when driving slowly downhill at speeds of between approx. 2 mph (3 km/h) and approx. 20 mph (30 km/h), e.g. on steep slopes or on wintry mountain roads, both when driving forward and reversing.

The system limits the speed by braking on all four wheels. ABS remains active to prevent the wheels from locking.

As with all brakes, the braking action of Porsche Hill Control is impaired on slippery surfaces (e.g. on icy roads or loose surfaces).

Slippery Roads
Reduced braking effect on a slippery surface.

  • Always adapt your driving style to the driving situation.


  1. Porsche Hill Control is on.
  2. The vehicle must not be traveling at a speed of less than approx. 2 mph (3 km/h) and more than approx. 20 mph (30 km/h).
  3. The gradient must be at least approx. 12 %.
  4. The driver must not press either the brake or the accelerator.

Switching on Porsche Hill Control

  • Press the Porsche Hill Control button.
    The indicator light on the button illuminates.

Porsche Hill Control readiness
The gray symbol on the multi-function display of the instrument panel indicates readiness.

Porsche Hill Control control active/ desired speed
The desired speed is displayed in orange under the Porsche Hill Control symbol, which has now turned white.

Switching off Porsche Hill Control

  • Press the Porsche Hill Control button again.
    The indicator light on the button goes out.

The active system is again ready for operation if the gradient is less than approx. 6 %.

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