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Old 28th November 2018
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Originally Posted by Etch-A-Sketch View Post
LOL... guess what... the chassis that both the Tiguan and Macan use have engine mounts for both traverse and longitudinal engine mounting... it's the same frame, no difference. The reason they mount the tiguan transverse is because they wanted it front wheel drive. The reason they mount the Macan longitudinal is because they wanted it rear wheel drive. How the engine is mounted is superfluous. It's the same frame/chassis and the same line of engines.
Actually, the Macan is built on the Audi Q5 platform, the Tiquan, the Passat - they are NOT the same chassis.

From the wiki:

The Porsche Macan shares its platform with the Audi Q5.The wheelbase and suspension configuration are based on and heavily modified from the Audi,but the engine, transfer case, suspension tuning, interior and exterior are unique to Porsche for the Macan. It is also 1.7 in (43 mm) longer and 1.4 in (36 mm) wider than a Q5.

These are the cars the Macan/Q5 share their platforms with:

Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi Q5, Audi A8, Porsche Macan, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus

Here are the cars the Tiquan shares its platform with:

Audi A3, Audi Q3, Volkswagen Golf Mk5, Volkswagen Jetta Mk5, Volkswagen Golf Mk6, Volkswagen Eos, Volkswagen Scirocco Mk3, Volkswagen Tiguan, SEAT León , SEAT Toledo, SEAT Altea, Škoda Octavia, Škoda Yeti

Part time AWD vs Full Time AWD is just an option they swap out. How much more does the Macan's AWD drivetrain cost wholesale vs the Tiguan's FWD drivetrain? It's a modular part that can be swapped out. The price difference between the two is probably around $1000 or $2000. that is is.
There's no comparison between the drivetrains, they're not the same, nor are they swappable - where did you get that information?

That is incorrect, the chassis is identical. The body panels that attach onto the chassis are different and this give the Macan a slightly wider and longer exterior by several inches. But that is solely cosmetic. the price difference between the Tiguan body panels and Macan is negligible. They are almost the same price.
Nope, proven wrong, and I listed the platforms.

You're overstating your case, and ignoring any and all information that contradicts or or at the very least, sheds a different light on the advantages of platform sharing - you see it as a big rip-off, i see it as a plus, allowing many more interesting cars to be built with proven and cost-effective technology - with increased reliability.

Now ... you can return to the topic at hand