Porsche Macan S

Porsche is launching a revised Macan SUV with increased performance, a sharper design and a new operating concept. All three available versions come with significantly more power than their predecessors.

The Macan GTS’s 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine now delivers 324 kW, an increase of 44 kW and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds with the now standard Sport Chrono package. Its top speed is 272 km/h.

The Macan S is now also equipped with a 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that produces 20 kW more power than before, with 280 kW. Its zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. Top speed now 259 km/h.

A newly developed, turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine with 195 kW is used in the entry point model in the Macan range. Its figures are zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package, and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h.

Porsche Macan GTS

All engines are coupled to the seven-speed Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission and the Porsche Traction Management all-wheel-drive system.

A new, shorter, transmission selector lever is fitted. The Macan adopts the new multifunction and GT Sport steering wheels from the 911.

The chassis has been optimised further and we are told the Macan now responds with even more sensitivity and more directly to the driving situation and road conditions, giving the driver even better feedback via the steering wheel.

Porsche Macan GTS with the sport air suspension, which lowers the body by 10 millimetres and is now standard.

The optional GTS Sport package further increases the dynamic potential of the car, with 21-inch GT design wheels with performance tyres and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus.

Porsche Macan GTS

Porsche Macan has a redesigned front end with an inlay in the exterior colour that emphasises its width, making. On the new GTS, the centre of the nose section as well as other elements are finished in Black. The rear features a striking diffuser in a particularly technical design.

The LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System and SportDesign exterior mirrors are now standard on all Macan models.

Larger wheels are also fitted as standard: they measure at least 19 inches for the Macan, 20 inches for the Macan S and 21 inches for the Macan GTS. A total of seven new wheel designs have also been added to the range.

A total of 14 colours is available, including the new colours Papaya Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic. Python Green can be chosen for the Macan GTS – but only with the GTS Sport package.

Porsche Macan has a substantially enhanced interior. Its new operating concept, which makes use of touch surfaces instead of tactile buttons. The analogue clock at the top of the dashboard is now standard equipment.

A number of leather upholstery and contrasting seam packages in Gentian Blue, Papaya or Crayon are optionally available to add new colour highlights to the interior.

The Macan continues to offer many online functions and services as standard. These can be controlled via the 10.9-inch full HD touch display of the Porsche Communication Management or by means of voice commands.

A GTS Sport package is available only for the top model. It has 18-way sport seats, the Carbon interior package, Race-Tex upholstery with extended leather elements, various items with contrast stitching and GTS lettering in Python Green.

Macan GTS: Sport Chrono Package including redesigned mode switch, 19-inch collapsible spare wheel, Metallic paint, BOSE Surround Sound system, Automatic dimming mirrors, Porsche Entry & Drive, Lane Change Assist, ParkAssist (front and rear) with reversing camera and Surround View, Side airbags in rear compartment, Privacy glass, Driver memory package and Apple CarPlay.

Macan S: Metallic paint, Front apron/SportDesign side skirts/Side blades/rear apron all painted in exterior colour#, BOSE Surround Sound system, 18-inch collapsible wheel, Automatic dimming mirrors, 75-litre fuel tank, Porsche Entry & Drive, Lane Change Assist, ParkAssist (front and rear) with reversing camera and Surround View, Side airbags in rear compartment, Privacy glass, 14-way Comfort seats with memory package and Apple CarPlay.

Macan: 19-inch Macan Design wheels with a new design#, interior package in piano finish Black#, 18-inch collapsible wheel, automatic dimming mirrors, 75-litre fuel tank, Porsche Entry & Drive, Lane Change Assist, ParkAssist (front and rear) with reversing camera and Surround View, side airbags in rear compartment, privacy glass, 14-way comfort seats with memory package and Apple CarPlay.

The latest Porsche Macans are available to order now and are expected to arrive in Australia from at a time yet the me advised – other than that it will be in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Macan: $84,800
Macan S: $105,800
Macan GTS: $129,800
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Porsche dealer for drive-away prices.

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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