Porsche’s baby Macan SUV joined the lineup in 2014, got freshened for 2019 and now the Turbo model is back for 2020. Porsche says it offers quicker acceleration, a higher top speed and improved braking ability over the preceding Macan Turbo model.
Power comes from a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 good for 434 horsepower and 405 pounds-feet of torque; it’s shared with the Cayenne and Panamera. The new engine replaces the old Turbo model’s 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6. As with other Macan models, the Turbo uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; all-wheel drive is again standard.
Porsche says the Turbo sprints from zero-to-60 mph in 4.3 seconds or 4.1 seconds when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package — marking a 0.3-second improvement in both setups. Top speed is also up for 2020: It’s now 167 mph, an increase of 3 mph over the outgoing Turbo.
Outside, the Turbo stands out from the rest of the lineup with a specific front bumper with three air intakes, side skirts, body-color exterior mirrors, strip LED foglights in front and a Turbo-specific spoiler in back. Inside, highlights include an Alcantara roof lining, 18-way adaptive front sports seats and a 14-speaker Bose sound system.
New performance-focused standards include Porsche Surface Coated Brakes, which the automaker says should offer greater stopping power compared with the old model, as well as a Sport Exhaust system and specific 20-inch wheels. Options include a height-adjustable suspension and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes.
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The 2020 Macan Turbo starts at $84,950, an enormous $33,800 more than a base 2019 Macan and $6,700 more than the model-year 2018 Macan Turbo; prices include a destination charge, which for 2020 has increased by $100 to $1,350. U.S. dealerships will begin to stock the Macan Turbo at the end of this year.
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