The new Porsche Macan Turbo gets a whole raft of new tweaks and features to distinguish itself as the king of Porsche’s baby SUV lineup.
It gets more power, better stoppers and a revised front and rear design.
What’s new on the Porsche Macan Turbo
The new 2.9-litre, twin-turbo V6 in the new Macan Turbo has 20 percent less displacement than the previous Macan Turbo’s 3.6-litre V6 but produces more power.
To be precise, it develops 440hp, 40hp more than the previous Macan Turbo.
It still retains the “hot-V” layout, where the turbos are nestled in the V of the engine.
That enables a shorter exhaust path and hence quicker turbo spool-up.
Maximum torque of 550Nm arrives between 1800 and 5600rpm and it all fires through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive.
With the optional Sport Chrono Package, the baby Porsche sprints to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds (4.5 seconds without).
Its top speed of 270km/h – not that you can reach it in Singapore – is 4km/h higher than before.
Porsche says deceleration has also improved thanks to the optional shiny Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) discs.
Interior differences on the new Porsche Macan Turbo
A smartphone cradle with Qi-standard inductive charging is now available as an option for all Macan models.
What’s equally crucial is the optional ioniser that improves interior air quality as well as the new traffic jam assistant which includes adaptive cruise control.
The system can accelerate and brake the Macan Turbo semi-automatically up to 60km/h and helps the driver to steer in traffic jams and slow-moving traffic.
Externally, the Macan Turbo gets unique accents like the Turbo-specific front apron and the fixed roof spoiler with a double-wing design.
As standard, it also gets LED headlights, including the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).
There are also 20-inch 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.
Drivers and passengers can also the adaptive 18-way sports seats and a 14-speaker, 665-watt Bose sound system.
If you wish to add this car to your garage, it’ll cost you from $389,888.