The first four-door model from Porsche to don the “T” designation, the Stuttgart-based luxury automaker has whipped the wraps off the Macan T. 

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Powering the T-badged Macan is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine. Compared to its S- and GTS-badged siblings’ twin-turbocharged V6 powertrains, the Macan T’s unit weighs 58.8 kg less, giving this model “excellent” start-off performance and “optimum” cornering ability. 

The turbocharged petrol motor in the Macan T produces 195 kW and 400 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four corners via Porsche’s seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. Fitted with the Sport Chrono package, the Macan T accelerates to the three-figure marker from a standstill in 6.2 seconds, before topping out at a maximum speed of 232 km/h. 

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The Macan T sports a “specially tuned” chassis, lowered by 15 mm “or more”. It is the only Porsche model to ride on a steel suspension set-up with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. In addition,  the anti-roll bars on the front axle are more rigid, while the chassis tuning has been optimised to create a suspension system that provides very responsive steering behaviour and agile handling.

The traction management system has also been adapted to the driving demands of the Macan T, with Porsche specially designing it with a rear-wheel bias. Adaptive air suspension, which lowers the SUV by a further 10 mm, is available as an option. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is also an option. 

For the Macan T, Porsche has added an array of exclusive details to the exterior and interior. Outside, the Macan T features Agate Grey metallic paintwork for the front, flank and rear to differentiate this model from its stablemates. Sports tailpipes are included as standard. The Macan T sits on a set of 20-inch, dark titanium wheels. 

Inside, the seats offer eight-way electric adjustability and heating functionality. The pews are trimmed in exclusive upholstery, which is based on the firm’s Black Leather package. The exterior hue is carried over to the cabin for the contrast stitching on the seats, headrests and multifunction GT sports steering wheel. The latter item also offers heating functionality. Race-Tex trim can also be found inside. A 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard.