New styling and technologies make latest Macan Turbo better than ever
Last year’s Macan update was so extensive that most of us consider it an entirely new generation, with Porsche even going so far as to rework its suspension, not to mention change up its front and rear fascias with fresh new styling, including standard LED headlamps and taillights, the latter wrapping all the way around its backside much like the latest 718 Cayman and Boxster, Panamera, Cayenne, 911, and Taycan. Its interior has been dramatically updated too, with a new standard high-definition 10.9-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) centre touchscreen display as its centerpiece.
As is often the case with Porsche, more affordable variants of a given model hit the market first, so therefore the base 2020 Macan and upgraded Macan S arrived earlier this year. Now, just in time for the fall auto show circuit, the all-new 2020 Macan Turbo is available to order from Porsche Centre Vancouver, for just $94,200.
New 2020 Macan lineup combines strong performance and great value
As a backgrounder, the base Macan starts at $56,100 and comes powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder making 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, which is good enough for a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 6.7 seconds or 6.5 seconds with its optional Sport Chrono Package, plus a top speed of 227 km/h, thanks in part to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automated transmission with paddle shifters and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive with an electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch featuring an automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR).
The Macan S, which starts at $63,600, receives a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 good for 348 horsepower and 352 lb-ft of torque, which results in standstill to 100km/h in just 5.3 seconds or 5.1 with the Sport Chrono Package, plus a terminal velocity of 254 km/h.
Macan Turbo increases power and standard performance features
With the S having had its power increased for 2020, it only makes sense that Porsche would do likewise for this new Turbo, but most probably weren’t expecting another 34 horsepower added to the mix. Now, the new 2020 Macan Turbo gets an updated 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 making a formidable 434 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, which cuts 0.3 seconds from its standing acceleration numbers, the new figures being 4.5 seconds to 100km/h in standard trim or 4.3 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, while the new top speed is 5 km/h faster at 270 km/h.
Standard Macan Turbo performance features include one-inch larger 20-inch Macan Turbo alloy wheels, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) that slow down and stop faster than the Macan’s previous standard brakes, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) dampers, a sport exhaust system, and more, while performance options include a height-adjustable air suspension with special rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV +), and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).
More standard features to improve your 2020 Macan Turbo experience
As with the previous Macan Turbo the new 2020 model improves its standard equipment allotment inside too, with features such as suede-like Alcantara roof pillars and roofliner, 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats with memory, and a 665-watt, 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound system.
Interior options include a multifunction GT Sport steering wheel, Qi inductive wireless charging in a special Smartphone Compartment, automated park and traffic assistance systems, plus more.
The new 2020 Macan Turbo can now be ordered through Porsche Centre Vancouver, and will arrive toward the end of this year, while the new 2020 Macan and Macan S are available for test drives now. To learn more, contact Porsche Centre Vancouver at (604) 736-7911 or visit us personally at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver.
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann
Photo credits: Porsche
Date Posted: October 8, 2019