Porsche has launched an updated version of its compact SUV, Macan S. The car sports a new three-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine with gasoline particulate filter that delivers 354 hp (260 kW) and has a maximum torque of 480 Nm, representing an increase of 14 hp (10 kW) and 20 Nm compared with the previous model. Macan S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds, when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package and can clock a top speed of 254 kmph.
Using the central turbo layout, the turbocharger is located in the inner V of Macan S, resulting in short exhaust gas paths between the combustion chambers and ensure immediate responsiveness. The new twin-scroll turbocharger provides high torque at low engine speeds. With twin-scroll technology, the exhaust gas flows are continuously fed to the turbine wheel as separate streams significantly reducing any charge cycle disadvantages. The further developed combustion chamber geometry with a central injector promotes efficient fuel mixture preparation. In addition to the increase in the power output per litre, emissions have also been reduced from 113 to 118 hp, the company noted.
The car chassis features mixed-sized tyres and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) four-wheel drive, and has been optimised as part of this model’s facelift. On the front axle, spring forks made from aluminium replace the previous steel components. The new light alloy design is more rigid and reduces unsprung mass, making the steering on the Macan more precise and improving ride comfort. The new Macan S gets larger front brake discs with disc diameter increased by 10 mm to 360 mm, and disc thickness growing 2 mm to 36 mm. The Macan S gets copper free brake pads and can also be equipped with the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
The vehicle’s top speed is 254 km/h, whilst the fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) is 8.9 l/100 km. The new Macan S also gets a LED light bar at the rear and the new Porsche Communication Management system with a 10.9-inch touchscreen that comes as standard and includes navigation, mobile phone connection, two audio interfaces and intelligent voice control. The Porsche Active Stability Management (PASM) active damper control system, height-adjustable air suspension with optimised rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics as well as Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) are optionally available to improve the model’s driving dynamics and handling even further.