The 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine delivers 280 kW (380 hp) – an increase of 15 kW (20 hp) compared with the predecessor model. The maximum torque of 520 Nm (plus 20 Nm) is available over a wide range from 1,750 to 5,000 rpm.
Combined with the newly adapted PDK dual-clutch transmission and the optional Sport Chrono package, the Macan GTS can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, three tenths faster than before. It has a top speed of 261 km/h.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping control system has been specially tuned to work with the added power.
The chassis has also been lowered by 15 millimetres for greater lateral dynamics. Adaptive air suspension is optionally available with chassis lowering by a further 10 millimetres.
Combined with the standard 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels and the huge cast iron brake discs (360 x 36 millimetres at the front, 330 x 22 millimetres at the rear). As an option, braking can be further improved by means of the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
A multifunction sports steering wheel has its rim in smooth leather. Shift paddles are standard. Sports seats, exclusive to the GTS, with eight-way adjustment and pronounced side bolsters for stable support during dynamic cornering. Comfort seats with 14-way adjustment are also available at no cost.