Porsche has revealed the flagship Turbo model of its revised Macan range, ahead of the model's public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, which will be held from September 10-22.
Sitting above the mid-range Macan S, the Turbo gets significantly more power: 440hp, to be precise, which is nearly 10 percent more than the pre-facelift Macan Turbo.
The power boost comes courtesy of a new 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, which replaces the old 3.6-litre unit. It’s the same engine found in the latest Cayenne and Panamera, with developments such as turbochargers mounted inside the ‘V’ of the cylinders and an integrated exhaust manifold. Porsche claims that both permit sharper turbo and throttle response, along with improved efficiency.
Torque is rated at 550Nm, put through a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch ‘box and all-wheel drive. Porsche quotes a 0-100kph time of 4.3sec - three tenths faster than the old Turbo - and a top speed of 269kph.
The 2019 Macan Turbo isn’t just about more straight-line pace, however. The standard kit tally includes special ‘Porsche Surface Coated Brakes’, which use a tungsten carbide disc coating to reduce wear and brake dust, and improve response. These are also now optional on lesser Macans.
Optional kit on the Turbo includes height adjustable air suspension with revised pistons and shock absorber hydraulics, Porsche’s Torque Vectoring Plus system and ceramic brakes.
20-inch wheels and LED headlights are standard, alongside normally optional Sport Design bodywork details and a fixed, double-wing rear spoiler. A sports exhaust system has also been thrown in, while additional interior kit over standard Macans includes a surround sound system, 18-way electric memory sports seat and Alcantara roof lining.
Closer to home, Porsche launched the 2019 Macan facelift in our market late last month, priced from Rs 69.98 lakh for the base, four-cylinder model. The V6 powered Porsche Macan S is comes in at Rs 85.03 lakh.