Porsche Macan Turbo Makes a Comeback for 2020
Porsche has a habit of launching a new model with a couple of trims initially and then adding more variants in the following months. The German car maker puts this practice to good news in the latest Porsche Macan. Starting off with Standard and S trims, the crossover receives its latest trim in the guise of the Porsche Macan Turbo.
But before you think that the Macan Turbo is the only turbocharged model, it's worth knowing that every trim in the lineup carries the future. The difference is that the Turbo drops the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 used by its brethren for a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6—the same one used in the Panamera and Cayenne.
With the unique engine, the Macan Turbo manages 434 hp, which has 34 hp more than the 3.6-liter engine. However, it's 6-hps short of the outgoing Macan Turbo equipped with Performance package.
This engine is linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and takes 4.4 seconds to get from 0 to 100 kmh. If that's not fast enough for you, there's the Sport Chrono package to shorten your time by a few tenths of a second.
Exterior changes are pretty minor, most notable of which is the redesigned big air intakes at the front end. There's also the light bar connecting the rear lights, which serve to emphasize the vehicle's width. A redesigned spoiler rounds off the aerodynamic tweaks.
As for the equipment, there's plenty of new features to speak off. The brand's new Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) starts off the ceremonies, which give the rotors a special tungsten carbide layer to reduce brake dust. There's also adaptive suspension, sport exhaust system, 18-way power sports seats, 20-inch wheels, a Bose 14-speaker sound system, and a massive 10.9-inch touchscreen.
The Turbo also introduces a Qi wireless phone charger, which will be available across the range moving forward.