Porsche has expanded its Macan range with the addition of the new Macan T in Australia.

The letter “T” stands for “Touring” and has been applied to selected Porsche models since
the 1960s.

Macan is the first four-door Porsche to wear the badge that has been previously reserved
for 911 and 718 models.

The Macan T will sit between the entry Macan and Macan S in a four-model range, with
the GTS at the top of the line-up.

It’s powered by the newly developed turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from the
entry-level model, with 195 kW of power and maximum torque of 400Nm between 1800
and 4500 rpm.

Paired with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, with drive to all four
wheels, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 232km/h
with the standard-fit Sport Chrono package. Fuel consumption is a claimed 9.5L/100km.

Macan T is fitted with 8-way electrically adjustable sports seats. Both front seats are

With a rear-wheel drive bias Macan T uses steel-sprung suspension, Porsche Active
Suspension Management (PASM) and a 15mm lower ride height.

Macan T also uses stiffer anti-roll bars on the front axle to reduce body roll and provide a
more direct steering feel for the driver. As a result, it delivers increased agility, responsive
steering behaviour and sportscar handling deliver great driving pleasure along with long-
distance touring comfort and everyday usability.

Front brakes are 34 x 350mm diameter vented discs, with four-piston aluminium monobloc
fixed brake calipers. At the rear are 22 x 330mm diameter vented discs, with combination
floating calipers. The 20-inch light alloy Macan S wheels finished in Dark Titanium are
fitted with 265/45 R20 tyres front and 295/40 R20 tyres at the rear.

Macan T is offered in 13 different exterior paint colours.

Porsche Macan T is priced from $92,700 plus on-roads.

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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