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Torque-Split Display - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited April 2015 in Porsche
imageTorque-Split Display - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

This update to Edmunds' long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S explores details of the SUV's sophisticated all-wheel drive powertrain.

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Comments

  • schen72schen72 Posts: 433
    No one seems to ever remember that Acura came out with torque vectoring AWD back in 2005, and it sounds more sophisticated than Porsche's system.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Posts: 878
    edited April 2015
    schen72 said:

    No one seems to ever remember that Acura came out with torque vectoring AWD back in 2005, and it sounds more sophisticated than Porsche's system.

    From the picture Porsche sends power rear to front while Acura's SH-AWD sends it front to back AND side to side as needed to find the tire with the most grip or counter understeer and oversteer. http://www.automotiveaddicts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2015-acura-mdx-sh-awd-advance-gauge-cluster.jpg SH-AWD always accelerates from a stop with the power 50/50 front and back and transfers to mostly front if no slip is detected. It's interesting to watch it work on a slick surface constantly transferring power front and back and side to side to get the car moving on ice and snow as each tire's traction is changing.
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