Porsche has expanded its range of compact SUVs with the addition of the powerful Macan S.
The new model from the sports car manufacturer features a new three-litre V6 turbocharged gasoline engine. It delivers 348 hp and has a maximum torque of 352 lb-ft., representing an increase of 8 hp and 13 lb-ft. of torque compared with the previous model. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Macan S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds quicker than the previous model. The vehicle’s top speed is 254 km/h. Its fuel consumption (NEDCcorrelated) is 8.9 1/100 km. The new Macan S enjoys all the product innovations of the latest generation Macan model range. These include the LED lightbar at the rear and the new, fully networked Porsche Communication Management system with a 10. 9-inch touchscreen.
New V6 engine with central turbo layout
The Porsche Macan Sis now equipped with a newly developed 3.0 litre V6 turbo engine. Using the central turbo layout, the turbocharger is located in the inner V; this results in short exhaust gas paths between the combustion chambers and the turbocharger, to ensure outstanding and 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, from 113 to 116 hp, the emissions have also been reduced (NEDC cycle).
Newly tuned chassis for enhanced balance
As distinctively sporty as ever, the Macan’s chassis features staggered tires and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) four-wheel drive and has been overhauled and optimized once again 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 un-sprung mass, making the steering on the Macan more precise with improved ride comfort. Newly tuned sway bars also ensure more neutral handling. As before, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) active damper control system, height-adjustable air suspension with optimized rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics, and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) are optionally available to improve the model’s driving dynamics and handling even further.
Enhanced brakes with more precise pressure point
A lot of detailed work has also gone into the brakes of the new Macan, and the driver will notice this most of all in the form of a changed pedal feel. The pedal in question weighs around 300 g less than the previous steel part and acts on the brake master cylinder via a shortened lever arm. This results in a more immediate brake response, and the driver can also feel a very precise pressure point because of the firm connection. The even more sporty approach in the new Macan Sis reflected in the larger front brake discs, with disc diameter increased by 10 mm to 360 mm, and disc thickness growing 2 mm to 36 mm. All new brake pads are copper-free. The Macan S can also be equipped with the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
A more streamlined design with full LED lights and new digital functions
The Macan S also benefits from all the innovations included in the latest facelift, including a threedimensional rear LED lightbar. The headlights are LED as standard, and the optional Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (POLS Plus) system can be used to control light distribution adaptively.
The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which now features a 10.9-inch full-HD touchscreen, is fully networked as standard and includes online navigation with real-time traffic information through “Here Cloud”, mobile phone connection, two audio interfaces and intelligent voice control. Other features on-board as standard include Porsche Connect Plus (with LTE phone module and SIM card reader), a Wi-Fi hotspot and an array of new Porsche Connect services.
New options: GT sports steering wheel, ionizer and Traffic Jam Assist
The optional GT sports steering wheel, which appears in the 911, bolsters the sporty interior design of the Macan S. The mode switch integrated into the steering wheel – including the Sport Response button – is part of the optional Sport Chrono Package. For added comfort and convenience, it is possible to optionally include the new Traffic Jam Assist, a heated windshield and an ionizer which, in conjunction with the fine particulate air filter fitted as standard, improves the quality of the air inside the vehicle.
The new Macan Sis available to order now in Canada with arrivals beginning summer of 2019. Prices for the model start at $63,000.
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., a dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, imports and distributes Porsche vehicles in Canada. The company employs a team of more than 50 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, network development, and public relations. In 2017, Porsche sold an unprecedented 8,249 units in Canada, up 17% over the prior year.