New Porsche Macan Turbo debuts with more power


The updated Porsche Macan and Macan S are now joined by the top-of-the-range Macan Turbo, with highlights including a downsized engine that offers more power than the predecessor model.

Speaking of which, the 2.9-litre V6 biturbo petrol engine, which already powers the Cayenne and Panamera models, offers 324 kW (440 metric hp) at 5,700 – 6,600 rpm and 550 Nm of torque at 1,800 – 5,600 rpm. The engine with turbochargers arranged inside the V of the cylinders, delivers 29 kW (metric hp) more than the 3.6-litre 6-cylinder turbo in the predecessor. A 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission sends power to all four wheels via Porsche Traction Management (PTM) AWD system.


The new Macan Turbo gets Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) as standard. The brakes with a tungsten carbide coating on the discs are claimed to offer a faster response, less wear and up to 90 percent less brake dust compared with the conventional cast iron brakes. 20-inch Macan Turbo wheels are also standard.

Options include height-adjustable air suspension with optimized rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).


Standard LED headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), fixed roof spoiler with double-wing design, and sports exhaust system with silver twin tailpipes are some of the other features.


Features inside include 18-way sports seats, Alcantara roof lining, brushed aluminum accents, heated GT sports steering wheel, 10.9-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM), 14-speaker Bose audio system, and Porsche Connect Plus with LTE module. Options list includes Qi inductive charging, heated windscreen, ioniser to improve interior air quality, and new traffic jam assistant with adaptive cruise control. Besides being able to accelerate and brake semi-automatically up to 60 km/h, the system helps the driver to steer in traffic jams and slow-moving traffic.

With the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Macan Turbo is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. Top speed is 270 km/h.

Also Read: Next generation Porsche Macan to go fully electric

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