The 2022 Porsche Macan is here (with no 'Turbo' model)
But don't worry, the new GTS is just as powerful as the old Turbo
Porsche still hasn't decided whether to build just one Macan model and make it electric or build two different models, the second of which would be powered by batteries and sport a completely new nameplate. As things stand, it looks like they'll continue to build the ICE Macan and add an electric version to the line-up in 2023 but in the meantime, they've unveiled the 2022 Macan, which is just as powerful as the previous version, even though Porsche dropped the 'Turbo' spec from the line-up, which means the GTS is now the range-topping variant.
Let's start with that. The GTS uses the same 434-hp, twin-turbocharged V6 that the old Turbo used, the Macan S is now using the 375-hp 2.9-litre V6 out of the old GTS and the base Macan is powered by a four-cylinder turbo, which delivers 261 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, 13 and 22 more (respectively) than the old base model.
The Macan does 0-60 in 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 144 mph, while the GTS will reach 60 mph from standstill in just 3.5 seconds. The top speed is unrestricted, rated at 169 mph. All new models will be equipped with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed, dual-clutch gearbox.
Both the S and the GTS are fitted with adaptive dampers and sport suspension but the GTS also utilises Porsche's tungsten-carbide-coated brakes. A GTS package is also available, giving the Macan launch control function, sports seats, a torque-vectoring rear axle and Pirelli P Zero Corsa summer tyres.
It's kinda hard to tell the 2022 model apart from the old one because the differences are subtle: you get a larger rear diffuser (in black), a slightly different front end with new headlamps and new satin black 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels (for the GTS).
The cabin, however, looks rather different as Porsche ditched the button-filled centre console and replaced it with a new digital-friendly one with haptic buttons to go with the 10.9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay but no Android Auto (!).
The 2022 Macan is already available to order and starts at £47,780 in the UK and $56,250 in the US, with deliveries expected in October 2021. The S and GTS models are only going to be available from 2022, with an MSRP of £53,300/$66,750 and £64,770/$81,250 respectively.