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2017-2018 Macan – Manual

2017-2018 Macan – Manual

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SPORT and SPORT PLUS Mode

SPORT and SPORT PLUS modes

In addition to the selectable chassis settings, the vehicle features various modes for a sportier overall setup.

The SPORT mode shifts the control systems towards greater emotionality and performance during everyday driving.

In SPORT PLUS mode, maximum performance is set for race-circuit-like driving.

  1. The engine is more responsive to throttle inputs. When Sport mode is switched on and the vehicle is traveling at a speed of less than 25 mph (40 km/h), this function is activated only after the driver has floored the accelerator pedal or released it briefly.
  2. The rpm limiter characteristic is “harder”. In other words: the engine is immediately throttled when the performance limits are reached (only in manual PDK selection mode).
  3. The dynamic cornering light (PDLS) and high beam assistant (PDLS Plus) ensure faster and more dynamic control, e.g. during cornering or when encountering oncoming traffic.
  1. Please see chapter "Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)" on page 151.
  2. Please see chapter "Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)" on page 151.
  1. The Auto Start Stop function and coasting mode are deactivated.
  1. Please see chapter "Auto Start/Stop Function" on page 66.
  1. Adaptive cruise control regulates speed and distance more dynamically.
  1. Please see chapter "Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)" on page 38.
  1. The PDK transmission switches to a sporty gear-changing map and shortens the shifting times.
    The gear-changing points are shifted to higher speed ranges. Upward shifts are initiated later and deceleration shifts are performed earlier.
    Gear changes take place faster.
  2. PTM (Porsche Traction Management) changes to a more dynamic map when SPORT PLUS mode is switched on.
  3. PSM (Porsche Stability Management) control is more sporty in SPORT PLUS mode. PSM interventions are later than in Normal mode. The driver can maneuver the vehicle with greater agility at its performance limits, without having to dispense with the assistance of PSM in emergency situations. This helps to achieve optimal lap times, particularly on race circuits.
  1. Please see chapter "Porsche Stability Management (PSM)" on page 227.
  1. PTV Plus (Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus) changes to a more dynamic map when SPORT PLUS mode is switched on.
  1. Please see chapter "Power Transmission and Chassis Control Systems" on page 234.
  1. PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) is automatically changed to SPORT or SPORT PLUS mode, resulting in a stiffer suspension setup.
    In SPORT PLUS mode, PASM uses air suspension and level control to additionally lower the vehicle by around 0.4 in. (10 mm) to low level.
  1. Please see chapter "Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)" on page 219.

Switching SPORT mode on and off

Fig. 207: Sport button


  1. Ignition is switched on.
  1. Off-road mode switched off. Please see chapter "Off-Road Mode" on page 187.
  • Press button .
    The light indicator on the button lights up.
    The word “SPORT” appears on the digital speedometer.
  1. The PDK transmission switches to a sporty gear-changing map and shortens the shifting times.
  2. A sporty driving style is recognized more quickly and the gear-changing speeds are adapted to driving performance.
  3. Braking downshifts are initiated earlier. Downshifts occur for small decelerations, even at higher engine speeds.
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