Porsche Macan Turbo facelift comes with 440 hp

More power for the compact Porsche SUV

The range of the new facelifted Porsche Macan has a new member: the powerful Turbo.

The new 2.9-litre, six-cylinder biturbo engine in this reworked top model offers 324 kW (440 hp), ten per cent more power output than its predecessor with 20 percent less displacement. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, this car can get from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds – three tenths faster than before. The car’s top speed is 270 km/h.

The new Macan Turbo’s 2.9-litre engine, which is already used by Porsche in its Cayenne and Panamera models, is a latest-generation engine in what is known as the central turbo layout. Both exhaust turbochargers have been arranged inside the V of the cylinders. The cooled exhaust manifold has been integrated into the cylinder head for efficient combustion. The short exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbochargers permit rapid build-up of power and a spontaneous response.

The engine delivers 29 kW (40 hp) more than the 3.6-litre, six-cylinder turbo in the predecessor model and a maximum torque of 550 Nm between 1,800 and 5,600 rpm. Power transmission is provided by the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. NEDC consumption stands at 9.8 l/100 km.

Deceleration has also been improved: the new Macan Turbo comes with the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) fitted ex works, as part of the optimised chassis. Externally, the Macan Turbo is characterised by the styling features of the revised model generation. The new top model also sets itself apart thanks to unique accents such as the Turbo-specific front apron and the fixed roof spoiler with its double-wing design. It sports 20-inch Macan Turbo 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 silver twin tailpipes.

The new Macan Turbo is now available to order. Prices start at 91,922 euros including VAT and with country-specific equipment.

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