NEWS: Porsche unveils new Macan

The best-selling compact SUV returns stronger, sharper and sportier

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Porsche has launched a third version of its hugely popular Macan with increased performance, a sharper design and a new operating concept. Three models will be offered initially, with the entry-level Macan and mid-range Macan S topped off by the performance-oriented GTS. All three versions come with significantly more power than their predecessors.

The GTS features a revised 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo engine that now makes 324 kW (440 PS; Macan GTS: fuel consumption combined (NEDC): 9.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): 225 g/km; fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 11.7 – 11.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 265 – 255 g/km (as of 07/2021)) – a significant 44 kW (60 PS) increase over the outgoing car. This means the sprint to 100 km/h is seen off in just 4.3 seconds, en route to a top speed of 272 km/h.

The Macan S uses the same V6 engine, this time making 280 kW (380 PS; Macan S: fuel consumption combined (NEDC): 9.9 – 9.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): 225 – 224 g/km ; fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 11.7 – 11.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 265 – 251 g/km (as of 07/2021)), while the entry-level Macan uses a newly developed turbocharged four-cylinder unit with an impressive 195 kW (265 PS: fuel consumption combined (NEDC): 8.8 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): 200 – 198 g/km; fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 10.7 – 10.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 243 – 228 g/km (as of 07/2021)) on tap.

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

The chassis of the new Macan has been further optimised to balance maximum suspension comfort with dynamic sports car performance. The car now responds with even more sensitivity and more directly to driving conditions, offering even better feedback to the driver. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), available as an option for the Macan and standard on the S and GTS, has also been adapted for each specific model.

On the road, the new Macan GTS is set apart still further with now-standard sport air suspension which lowers the body by 10 millimetres. This set up is 10 per cent more rigid on the front axle and 15 per cent firmer on the rear compared to the previous GTS. Meanwhile, the optional GTS Sport package increases the car’s dynamic potential still further, with 21-inch performance tyres, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus System (PTV Plus) and the Sport Chrono package.

Porsche has enhanced the looks of the new Macan with a number of specific design changes. The redesigned nose features an inlay in the exterior colour, or in black on the GTS, to further emphasise the Macan’s width, while the rear is now rounded off towards the road by a striking new diffuser. It also features a new 3D structure the car’s side sills, which is available as an option on all models. LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Sport Design exterior mirrors, meanwhile, are now standard across the range.

Inside, the new Macan also benefits from a substantially improved interior with new operating concept that makes use of touch surfaces instead of tactile buttons. Below the 10.9-inch full HD touch display of the Porsche Communication Management B, a shorter selector lever sits in the centre of the clearly organised control module, while the analogue clock above is now standard equipment. The Macan also adopts the new multifunction and GT sport steering wheels from the 911, and a number of leather upholstery and contrasting seam packages in Gentian Blue, Papaya or Crayon are optionally available to add new colour accents to the interior.

Buyers ordering the GTS Sport package will also receive exclusive interior equipment including 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.

A total of 14 paint finishes are available for the new Macan, including the new colours Papaya Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic, as well as Python Green for the GTS with the GTS Sport package. Some seven new wheel designs have also been added to the range, with sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inch.

All new Macan models are available to order now and will be delivered in Europe from the beginning of October 2021.

Macan: fuel consumption combined (NEDC): 8.8 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): 200 – 198 g/km; fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 10.7 – 10.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 243 – 228 g/km (as of 07/2021)

Macan S : fuel consumption combined (NEDC): 9.9 – 9.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): 225 – 224 g/km; fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 11.7 – 11.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 265 – 251 g/km (as of 07/2021)

Macan GTS : fuel consumption combined (NEDC): 9.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): 225 g/km; fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 11.7 – 11.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 265 – 255 g/km (as of 07/2021)

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