German automotive giant Porsche introduces new, more powerful Macan

German automotive giant Porsche introduces new, more powerful Macan

by Pranali Mehta

Leading German automaker, Porsche, has reportedly introduced updates in its popular SUV brand, Macan, for a second time just before the launch of its discrete new electric Macan in 2022.

According to the credible sources, the car has been equipped with performance enhancements, a completely overhauled cabin and styling tweaks so that it remians fresh till the end of its life.   

The standard Macan, the GTS and the S have reportedly become more powerful than the earlier versions. The initiatory Macan continues to keep its 2.0-litre turbo four, offering brake horsepower (bhp) of 261 from 241. On the other hand, the Macan S has changed its 3.0-litre V6 with a 2.9-litre V6 that gives a boost of 375bhp from 26bhp. In addition, both have received slight uplifts in torque leading to the reductions in their sprint times of 0-62mph.

Meanwhile, the company has tuned its 2.9-litre V6 of Macan GTS to almost match the old Macan Turbo’s output at 434bhp and 405lb ft. According to the company, this car can sprint from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds and attain the top speed of 169 mph.  

As Porsche focuses on offering dynamic performance through GTS, it has been given torque vectoring, a suspension drop of 10mm and stiffer air springs at each end to facilitate faster turn-in response and better stability.

The subtle styling changes in the line-up such as the reshaped front grille, revised rear diffuser, latest LED headlights and bigger wheels ranging from 19-21in, apparently distinguishes the upgraded Macan from the outgoing car. The physical buttons and switches have also been replaced by the illuminating and touch-sensitive haptic icons that, along with a smaller gear selector, presenting a cleaner set-up.

For the records, the pricing for the new models start from £47,780 for the Macan, £64,770 for the Macan GTS and £53,300 for the Macan S. The first deliveries are expected to commence from October.

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Pranali Mehta

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