GTS-badged Macan now spearheads the Macan line-up.
The updated Porsche Macan line-up has made its debut, with the Stuttgart manufacturer handing the opening gambit to its SUV portfolio sharper exterior styling and more power. See local pricing below…
Powered by a “newly developed” 2,0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the entry-level Macan now boasts power and torque figures of 195 kW and 400 N.m. That’s 10 kW and 30 N.m more than the pre-updated version. According to Porsche, thanks to the increase in power, the base model now reaches the 100 km/h marker from zero in 6,4 seconds. Specifying the optional Sports Chrono package shaves 0,2 seconds off this time. Compared to the pre-facelifted version, the updated Macan is 0,3 seconds quicker to 100 km/h. Top speed, meanwhile, has increased by 5 km/h to 232 km/h.
Bookended by the Macan and Macan GTS, the S-badged Macan ditches the 3,0-litre turbocharged V6 motor of old for a 2,9-litre twin-turbocharged engine with a similar number of cylinders. The 2,9-litre V6 powering the updated Macan S produces 20 kW and 40 N.m more than the pre-facelift’s 3,0-litre unit. This, Porsche says, allows for a zero to 100 km/h acceleration time 0,5 seconds quicker than that of the previous model and a top speed 5 km/h higher. The facelifted Macan S has a claimed zero to 100 km/h time of 4,8 seconds (4,6 seconds with the optional Sports Chrono Package fitted) and a top speed of 259 km/h.
Spearheading the updated Macan line-up, the Macan GTS replaces the pre-facelifted Turbo variant as the range-topping model. Endowed with a now uprated 2,9-litre twin-turbocharged V6, the Macan GTS boasts 44 kW and 30 N.m more than its forebear for a power and torque output of 324 kW and 550 N.m. Thanks to the latter increases, the updated Macan GTS has a claimed zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 4,5 seconds (4,3 seconds with Sports Chrono) and a maximum speed of 272 km/h. That’s 0,4 seconds quicker to the 100 km/h marker and a 11 km/h increase in top speed.
All Macan models are equipped with Porsches seven-speed PDK transmission. Setting the GTS-badged Macan apart from its entry-level and mid-tier siblings, it features sporty upgrades, such as standard-fitment sports air suspension, which lowers the ride height by 10 mm.
Outside, the most distinguishable updates come in the shape of a redesigned front end. According to Porsche, the redesigned nose, which feature an inlay in the body hue, emphasises the Macan’s width. The rear end is rounded off towards a revised diffuser, which features a fresh 3D structure.
The “substantially enhanced” interior features a 10,9-inch full HD touch display; a revised centre console, fitted with touch surfaces instead of tactile buttons; and a new, shorter gear selector. In addition, the Macan has adopted the multifunction and GT Sport steering wheels from the 911.
As standard, all Macan models ship with Porsche’s three-year/100 000 km maintenance plan, which can be upgraded to a five-year/100 000 km maintenance plan for an additional R50 000.
Porsche Macan PDK: R1 050 000
Porsche Macan S PDK: R1 217 000
Porsche Macan GTS PDK: R1 551 000