Porsche has revealed its Macan GTS now with more power and an updated PDK transmission. Details below…
We sampled the facelifted Porsche Macan earlier this year at its local launch and even though we only sampled the base Macan with its 180 kW / 370 Nm 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbopetrol engine, we came away suitably impressed by the Macan’s performance and overall packaging.
That bodes well for derivatives higher up in the ranks and there’s little doubt that the Macan S and Macan Turbo have much to offer when it comes to performance. However, the Macan family has now grown with the reveal of the latest Macan GTS, which slots in nicely between the S and Turbo derivatives.
The Macan GTS is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine that’s tuned to deliver 280 kW and 520 Nm of torque which represents an increase of 15 kW and 20 Nm over the previous Macan.
That’s not all, the Macan GTS is also equipped with a newly adapted PDK dual-clutch transmission and when combined with the optional Sport Chrono package, the Macan GTS is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph in 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 261 kph. Fuel consumption is claimed at 9.6 L/100km.
For the Macan GTS, its Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping control system has been specifically to tuned and the chassis has been lowered by 15 mm. If you opt for the optional air suspension, the chassis can be lowered by a further 10 mm. The Macan GTS rides on 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels and a sports exhaust system is standard. The interior features 8-way adjustable leather sports seats with side bolstering and Alcantara on the centre seat panels which are unique to the GTS as well as a multifunction sports steering wheel with sports paddles fitted as standard. A BOSE surround system and a smartphone tray with
inductive charging are standard too as is the new 10.9 inch PCM infotainment screen.
Orders for the Porsche Macan GTS can now be made and pricing includes a 3-year/100 000km Driveplan and 2-year/unlimited warranty.
Porsche Macan - Price in South Africa
Porsche Macan - R869 000
Porsche Macan S - R1 110 000
Porsche Macan GTS - R1 349 000
Porsche Macan Turbo - R1 614 000