Porsche Revs Up Macan Turbo
Porsche AG is bringing back the Turbo version of its Macan sports car after dropping the package from its 2019 lineup.
The 2020 sedan is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 engine, which also is used in performance variants of Cayenne and Panamera.
The new engines makes 434 hp, up 34 hp from the previous Macan Turbo’s 3.6-liter mill. Torque is unchanged at 406 lb-ft.
Mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and optional Sport Chrono package, the new engine propels the Macan Turbo from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 168 mph. Both are slight improvements.
A more powerful Turbo Performance Package is expected to be added later. In the 2018 model, the 3.6-liter engine with the package kicked out 440 hp and was slightly faster off the line.
Other goodies include adaptive dampers and a tungsten-carbide brake coating that Porsche says increases responsiveness, reduces dust and cuts wear. Among the available options are an adjustable air suspension with rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics, torque vectoring and carbon-ceramic brakes.
Styling updates include a new front end with three large air intakes, 20-inch wheels and redesigned spoiler.
The audio system includes improved voice activation as well as navigation with real-time traffic updates all as standard. The interior is highlighted by 18-way adjustable sport seats, an Alcantara headliner, sport steering wheel, 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, wireless phone charger and a 665-watt Bose sound system with 14 speakers.
The 2020 Macan Turbo will start at $85,000, which is $8,000 more than its 2018 predecessor. Deliveries are due to start later this year.