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2017-2018 Macan – Manual

2017-2018 Macan – Manual

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Crossing obstacles


There is a risk of damage to the underbody and chassis parts if you do not drive properly over obstacles.

  • Always bear in mind the vehicle’s ground clearance.
  • Slowly drive over the middle of tree stumps, boulders or other obstacles with one of the front wheels.
  • Cross the obstacle with the rear wheel in the same way.

When driving over obstacles, always remember the following:

  • Switch off-road mode on.
  • Get your passenger to direct you if necessary.
  • Do not over-rev the engine. e Drive slowly.


Driving on sand

Loose sand is an especially tricky surface for offroad driving. You can often become stuck in sand within minutes if you do not drive correctly in such situations.

When driving on sand, always remember the following:

  • Switch off-road mode on.
  • Drive rapidly and do not stop under any circumstances. Otherwise, the vehicle will become stuck.
  • Follow existing tracks – provided they have not been covered by wind-blown sand, are not too deep and the vehicle’s ground clearance is sufficient.
  • Always bear in mind the vehicle’s ground clearance.
  • If you need to stop the vehicle on sand, choose a downward slope if possible to allow you to drive off again more easily.

When driving on slopes with soft sand:

  • Use the manual selection mode M as well as the off-road mode if necessary to achieve a high engine speed.

If the vehicle still gets stuck:

  • Do not spin the wheels. Instead, use branches, mats or similar items to provide adequate traction so that you can drive out of the critical area.


Following track ruts when driving off-road


The vehicle floor can be damaged when driving through track ruts that are too deep.

  • Always bear in mind the vehicle’s ground clearance.
  • Do not drive through ruts that are too deep.

Other vehicles leave ruts on many off-road tracks or gravel roads.

  • Always bear in mind the vehicle’s ground clearance.
  • Switch off-road mode on.
  • If necessary, drive between the ruts with one side of the vehicle on the grass verge.
  • Do not over-rev the engine.
  • Drive slowly.
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