The new Macan S: fully connected, redesigned and packed with even more features
The driving dynamics of the Macan remains its core feature. The revamped chassis increases driving pleasure by ensuring a more neutral response while at the same time offering unchanged stability and improved comfort. The new Macan again features mixed tyres, which is not typical for the vehicle segment. As with Porsche sports cars, it is possible to optimally exploit the driving dynamics advantages of the intelligent PTM all-wheel drive. Newly developed tyres with improved performance characteristics also permit improved lateral dynamics.
LED tail light panel in the distinctive brand style
The comprehensively revamped rear end is based on the clear design of the predecessor model. A characteristic Porsche design feature has been added with the three-part, three-dimensional LED light panel. This connects the two tail light clusters with each other. The three-dimensional “PORSCHE” logo is positioned on the light panel. The newly designed tail light contour in the tailgate graphically lengthens the vehicle, breaks the height and emphasises the width. The visual centre of gravity is lower, a further style indication of the enhanced driving dynamics. The brake lights with their four-point design also reflect the brand identity. The tailpipes of the exhaust system are harmoniously integrated in the rear apron and round off the rear end dynamically in downward direction.
High-quality interior with new PCM and increased sense of width
With the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the Macan opens up all the possibilities of the digital Porsche world. The full-HD touchscreen has increased in size from 7.2 to 10.9 inches. As in the Panamera and Cayenne, the user interface can be adapted to suit personal requirements with predefined tiles. With full connectivity as standard, the new system offers improved online navigation and Porsche Connect Plus. The connection to the navigation-related “Here Cloud” plays an important part here. This provides the driver with up-to-date online data at all times for fast route calculation. Other services and functions include web radio with automatic switching between FM/DAB/online sources, the intelligent Voice Pilot voice control system and also remote functions such as security and emergency services. The Porsche Connect app and Porsche Car Connect app enable the driver to communicate with the Macan via their smartphone. The Offroad Precision app can be used to make the off-road experience in the Macan even more emotionally charged and to document trips.
An expanded range of options with enhanced assistance systems is available for the new Macan. The optional GT sports steering wheel creates a link to the Porsche 911. A mode switch integrated into the steering wheel – including Sport Response button – is part of the optional Sport Chrono Package that can be fitted in the Macan. The new Traffic Jam Assist uses adaptive cruise control to allow more relaxed driving at speeds up to 65 km/h. The new system keeps the Macan in lane through targeted steering interventions.
New V6 engine with central turbo layout
Porsche now equips the Macan S with a newly developed six-cylinder V engine. The turbocharged engine with a displacement of three litres delivers 260 kW (354 PS) and develops a maximum torque of 480 Nm, representing an increase of 10 kW (14 PS) compared with the previous model. As a result, the acceleration time from standstill to 100 km/h is reduced by 0.1 second to 5.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, and top speed is reached at 254 km/h.
The six-cylinder engine of the Macan S is a high-tech power unit. Used for the first time in the Panamera, the engine has been introduced for the Cayenne and now also for the Macan. The most conspicuous feature is the mono turbocharger located in the inner V in the so-called central turbo layout. The short exhaust gas paths between the combustion chambers and the turbocharger ensure outstanding and immediate responsiveness, which perfectly complements a dynamic driving style.
With the new turbocharger’s 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 central injector facilitates efficient mixture preparation. In addition to the increase in the power output per litre from 113 to 118 PS, exhaust emissions have also been improved. Up to three injections per working cycle optimise combustion and thus reduce the noxious constituents in the exhaust gas.
The Porsche Macan S starts from 58,763 euros including VAT and country-specific equipment.