The new Macan Turbo has taken the top spot in the Porsche compact SUV model range, with immediate effect. The new 2.9-litre, six-cylinder biturbo engine in this extensively reworked top model offers 324 kW (440 HP), ten per cent more power output than its predecessor with 20 per cent less displacement.
With the optional Sport Chrono Package, this car can get from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds – three tenths faster than before with a top speed of 270 km/h (an increase of four km/h). Deceleration has also been improved: the new Macan Turbo comes with the powerful Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) fitted ex-factory, as part of the optimised chassis.
Externally, the Macan Turbo is characterised by the styling features of the revised model generation. The new top model also sets itself apart thanks to unique accents such as the Turbo-specific front apron and the fixed roof spoiler with its double-wing design. Drivers and passengers alike benefit from the Macan’s enhanced interior, which includes adaptive 18-way sports seats and the BOSE® Surround Sound system.
Powerful biturbo engine with central turbo layout
The new Macan Turbo’s 2.9-litre engine, which is already used by Porsche in its Cayenne and Panamera models, is part of the latest-generation engine with a central turbo layout. Both exhaust turbochargers have been arranged inside the V of the cylinders. The cooled exhaust manifold has been integrated into the cylinder head for highly efficient combustion. The short exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbochargers permit rapid build-up of power and a particularly spontaneous response.
The engine delivers 30 kW (40 HP) more than the 3.6-litre, six-cylinder turbo in the predecessor model and a maximum torque of 550 Nm between 1,800 and 5,600 rpm. Power transmission is provided by the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. Combined fuel consumption stands at 10.0 l/100 km*.
Optimised chassis with the Porsche Surface Coated Brake
The new Macan Turbo comes with the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) as standard to match the excellent driving dynamics. These innovative, high-performance brakes are exclusive to Porsche and, with a tungsten carbide coating on the discs, offer a faster response, less wear and up to 90 per cent less brake dust compared with conventional cast iron brakes. The high-gloss brake discs and white painted brake calipers are characteristic for PSCB and are now available as an optional extra for all other Macan models as well.
The height-adjustable air suspension with optimised rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics are standard on the new Macan Turbo in Australia, while Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) are available as an option for a further increase in dynamics. The 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels come as standard.
Unique design with turbo front apron and double wing at the rear
The new Macan Turbo demonstrates its range-leading status thanks to the exclusive front apron, with three large air intakes and high-level front lights, as well as the standard LED headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).
From the side, this top model sets itself apart with 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels, Sport Design side skirts and Sport Design exterior mirrors in body colour. The specially developed fixed roof spoiler with its double-wing design is typical for the Turbo model. The sports exhaust system, fitted as standard, can be recognised by its unique, silver twin tailpipes.
18-way sports seats and surround sound system as standard
The Macan Turbo, the new flagship model in the range, offers particularly high-quality equipment. Adaptive sports seats with smooth leather upholstery, electric 18-way adjustment and a comfort memory package are standard features. The high-quality ambience is rounded off by the Alcantara roof lining and the brushed aluminium interior package. The heated GT sports steering wheel, which is familiar from the 911, is available as an option for sporty drivers.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a 10.9-inch full HD touchscreen is fully networked as standard and connected to a BOSE® Surround Sound system with 14 loudspeakers and a total output of 665 watts. It includes online navigation with real-time traffic information and voice control as part of the Navigation and Infotainment Package#. Other standard features include Porsche Connect Plus, which comes with an LTE telephone module, a SIM card reader, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot and numerous Porsche Connect services.
The options list now includes a heated windscreen and an ioniser to improve the interior’s air quality. Adaptive cruise control is also available.
The new Macan Turbo standard equipment list specific for Australia includes Porsche Entry & Drive, front seat heating, comfort lighting package, 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels, Surround View, privacy glass, air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), automatically dimming mirrors, side airbags in the rear compartment, digital radio and wireless Apple® CarPlay with Siri® voice recognition.
The new Macan Turbo is available to order now. It is priced from $142,000^ and will arrive in Australia in October 2019.
*Macan Turbo: Combined fuel consumption 10.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 229 g/km**
**The published fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures are determined by Porsche AG laboratory testing in accordance with ADR 81/02 on test vehicles. Published figures should only be used for the purpose of comparison between vehicles.
# The Navigation and Infotainment Package is included free of charge for a 12 month period. After this period, the service can be purchased on a subscription basis. The use of Porsche Connect Services requires a data-enabled SIM card. For this purpose, a separate fee-based service contract with a mobile phone provider must be held or purchased.
^ Prices are manufacturer’s recommended retail prices before statutory on-road and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State.