Porsche_Macan_S_frontPorsche has expanded its Macan range with the introduction of a new 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine in the Macan S.

The engine delivers up to 260 kW and has a maximum torque of 480 Nm. When fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package, new Porsche Macan S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.

Macan is very much a sports SUV and features staggered tyres working with the Porsche Traction Management 4WD system.

On the front axle, spring forks made from aluminium replace the previous steel components to reduce unsprung weight. Newly tuned sway bars ensure more neutral handling.

A lot of detailed have been made to the brakes of the new Macan S to provide faster brake response. Larger front brake discs, up by 10 mm to 360 mm in diameter, and by 2 mm to 36 mm provide even more stopping power even in harsh circumstances.

Porsche Macan S can be equipped with the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) if you want to get really serious.

We have yet to road test the latest Macan S V6 but report on it soon and provide our opinions on these chassis changes.


Visually the Macan S incorporates the facelift seen in the updated previous models. The headlights are LED as standard. Or you can option to up to Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus to control light distribution adaptively. The three-dimensional rear LED light strip certainly looks great.

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) has a larger 10.9-inch full-HD touchscreen. It’s fully networked and includes online navigation with real-time traffic information, mobile phone connection, two audio interfaces and voice control.


The optional GT sports steering wheel, as seen in the Porsche 911, features a mode switch integrated into the wheel. Our favourite feature of all the latest Porsches, the Sport Response button is part of the optional Sport Chrono Package in Macan S,

New Porsche Macan S is available to order now and will arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2019, with prices starting at $97,500. On-road costs have to be added into this.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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