Porsche Brand and Model Comparison

Whether you are looking for an iconic Porsche 911, an elegant new Porsche Macan, or an electrified Porsche Taycan, Porsche South Austin has a full lineup of new Porsche models to shop from. At our Porsche Dealership in Austin, we are staffed with a team of Porsche experts ready to answer any questions you have about new Porsche models. Read below to learn more about the Porsche brand, like exclusive ownership benefits, Porsche's conquering history, vehicle features, and competitive advantages. When you finish learning about the Porsche brand and lineup, visit our dealership in Austin, TX for a test drive.

Porsche 911

Porsche Macan

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Panamera

Porsche Taycan

Porsche Buying Benefits

Investing in Porsche means you are investing in more than just a vehicle. You are joining a family of Porsche owners who understand that the best is worth investing in. Whether you choose a new or pre-owned Porsche model, you will become a part of a community of successful car enthusiasts who enjoy the prestige Porsche brand. Historically, Porsche has been recognized for their premium performance offerings, bold stylings, sophisticated interiors, and cutting-edge technology, though you will unlock advantages that span far beyond that. Exceptional benefits of owning a Porsche include:

  • 4-year/50,000-mile warranty or 2-year/100,000-mile warranty
  • Porsche Lease Loyalty Program
  • High-performance coverage
  • Porsche's exclusive community

Porsche History

  • 1940s: In 1948 the Porsche brand in Gmünd (Austria) arrived on the scene and introduced the world to Porsche's type 356 "No. 1" Roadster. After its class victory with its further enhanced 356 SL at the 24h of Le Mans, Porsche immediately gained attention throughout the world.
  • 1950s: From 1953 onwards Porsche's next innovation was the 550 Spyder, an instant classic with a mid-engine designed for motorsport specifically and saw spectacular success. The 10,000th Porsche 356 was produced just eight years after the Typ 356 "No. 1" Roadster came out.
  • 1960s: The Porsche 804 won the French Grand Prix and the 50,000th Porsche was built in 1962. A year later Porsche introduced the legendary 911, a fastback coupé with a 2+2 seating arrangement and a two-litre, 6-cylinder 130 hp flat-six engine at the rear.
  • 1970s: The 917 Short-Tail Coupé won at Le Mans and the first 911 Turbo was created. The 911 Turbo was the world's first production sports car with an exhaust turbocharger and pressure regulator.
  • 1980s: The Porsche 944 with 163 hp and a 4-cylinder engine was released and Porsche celebrated the 25th anniversary year of the 911 by introducing the newly developed 911 Carrera 4 with all-wheel drive.
  • 1990s: The first twin-turbo engine in a 911 was released and the 1 millionth Porsche rolled off the assembly line.
  • 2000s: Porsche displayed the high-performance Carrera GT sports car at The Louvre in Paris. While in 2002  the Porsche Cayenne was introduced, a sporty, off-road Cayenne SUV.
  • Today: Porsche has continued to innovate and push boundaries, focusing more on hybrid and all-electric powertrains like the one found in the innovative all-electric Porsche Taycan.

Porsche Performance

In terms of performance and handling, Porsche has been setting the standard for nearly 80 years. Whether you are looking for track-ready thills, electrified abilities, or street cruising performance, Porsche has a model to meet your demands. Choose from powertrains like the new E-Hybrid, Turbo E-Hybrid, and S engine or the iconic GTS and Turbo engines. Whatever power best suits you, will be impressive in every aspect. A newly available air suspension feature, Porsche Active Suspension Management will keep every drive smooth while a customizable Porsche Traction Management System with all-wheel drive gives you the capabilities to conquer any commute. Porsche performance highlights include:

  • Porsche 911 offers 379 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 offers 394 horsepower and a 182 mph top track speed
  • Taycan 225 miles driving range and up to 402 horsepower
  • Panamera standard 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and 325 horsepower
  • Macan Standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged in-line engine
  • Porsche Communication Management (PCM), and a SPORT button
  • Cayenne features a Turbocharged V6 engine with 335 horsepower

Porsche Design

No other vehicle on the market can compete with the instantly recognizable and timeless design you will unlock with a Porsche. Whether you're interested in a new or pre-owned Porsche, you will enjoy unmistakable aesthetics, memorable sculpting, signature lighting, and driver-centric cockpits. As time goes on, Porsche integrates modern amenities and technologies into the cabin, though historic architecture is never lost. Inside new models, you will enjoy drive-elevating amenities like premium materials, a centrally placed gauge, sport steering wheels, and seats, and sophisticated materials. More design highlights you will find across the Porsche lineup include:

  • Choose from available leather, Alcantara Suede, and a range of material accents
  • Stay in control with Porsche Advanced Cockpit
  • The new Taycan features an impressive 8.4-inch center console control panel
  • Enjoy up to 18.3 cu-ft of cargo room in the Panamera Sport Turismo
  • Unlock up to 60.3 cu-ft with seats folded in the new Cayenne
  • Choose from a 911 Carrera or available in Cabriolet

Porsche Technology

Each new Porsche model boasts intelligent and intuitive features that are meant to enhance your connectivity and confidence from the driver's seat. Features are intuitively placed throughout the cabin with controls placed right where you need them and features right where you would expect them. A Porsche Connect system will allow you to easily take control of all the interior settings, customizing things to your preferences. Advanced display screens will allow for multimedia functions and smartphone integration, as well as vehicle information and safety alerts. Intelligent connectivity and safety features available in new Porsche models include:

  • Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side.
  • Available BOSE® Surround Sound System and Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System are available.
  • Porsche Connect app allows you to determine your preferred destination and stream your music.
  • Stay connected with the outside world hands-free thanks to wireless Apple CarPlay®.
  • Find the fastest route with a daily updated map and real-time traffic reports.

Porsche Competitive Comparisons

Porsche 911 Comparison

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo

Engine: 3.7L V6

Transmission: 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Torque: 553 lb-ft

Curb Weight: 3,636 lbs.

2023 BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive

Engine: 4.4L V8

Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic

Torque: 553 lb-ft

Curb Weight: 4,696 lbs.


The new 2023 Porsche 911 turbo outshines the 2023 BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive in nearly every aspect of performance. Harnessing power from a 3.7-liter V6 engine paired with a swift 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission, the lightweight 3,636-pound Porsche 911 Turbo will achieve a thrilling 553 pound-feet of torque.

Porsche Taycan Comparison

2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo

Horsepower: 590

Torque: 626 lb-ft

Permanent Synchronous Motor: Standard

PTV Plus: Standard

2023 Jaguar I-PACE S

Horsepower: 394

Torque: 512 lb-ft

Permanent Synchronous Motor: Not Available

PTV Plus: Not Available


The new 2023 Porsche Taycan sets the standard for electrified performance. Boasting more power and features than the 2023 Jaguar I-PACE S, the new 2023 Porsche Macan GTS Sport Turismo makes no sacrifices in electrified performance. Featuring a standard Permanent Synchronous Motor and PTV Plus, the Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo will deliver a potent 590 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque.

Porsche Macan Comparison

2023 Porsche Macan

Horsepower: 262

Active All-Wheel Drive: Standard

Maximum Towing Capacity: 4,409-pounds

Advanced Cockpit: Standard

2023 Audi Q5

Horsepower: 201

Active All-Wheel Drive: Available

Maximum Towing Capacity: 4,400-pounds

Advanced Cockpit: Not Available


Unlock the performance you desire and the features you need in the new 2023 Porsche Macan, a sophisticated SUV that outshines the 2023 Audi Q5. With 262 horsepower and standard active all-wheel drive, you will unlock the capabilities you need for any drive. Meanwhile, a 4,409 towing capacity will give you the abilities you need and an Advanced Cockpit will give you the features you deserve.

Porsche FAQs

The Porsche automobile brand began in 1948 with the Type 356.
Porsche was founded in Germany.
The starting price of the new 2023 Porsche Taycan is $86,700.
The new 2023 Porsche 911 starts at $106,100.
Yes, the Launch Control function works with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) in the SPORT PLUS mode. 
The new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera offers an impressive standard 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, 379 horsepower, and a top track speed of 182 mph.
The new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera comes equipped with a twin-turbo horizontally opposed engine.
The new Porsche Macan Turbo offers up to 434 horsepower.
The Sport Chrono Package with mode switch is a Porsche Track Precision app and tire temperature display. Its functions enable an even sportier tuning of the engine, chassis, and transmission.
The new 2023 Porsche Taycan offers a standard driving range of up to 276 miles, though if you opt for the 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus, you will achieve up to 314 miles of driving range.
The new Porsche Taycan features a curved 16.8-inch console control panel, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, and a smartphone compartment with inductive charging and Apple CarPlay® capability.
The luggage compartment of the Panamera and Panamera Executive models offers up to 17.6 cu-ft liters depending on the model and up to 18.3 cu-ft in the Panamera Sport Turismo models.
New Porsche models feature advanced driver assistance systems such as:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Parking Assistance Systems
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Traffic Jam Assistant
  • Light Assistance Systems

Porsche South Austin is located at: 6001 IH 35 NB Frontage Road • Austin, TX 78744