Macan Turbo Ups The Ante With Performance Package
As the sports car of the compact SUV segment, the Macan has been setting standards in terms of driving dynamics since its debut. Now, Porsche is upping the ante once again: Equipped with the ‘Performance Package’, the Macan Turbo now tops off the model line, impressing with enhanced driving dynamics, increased agility and an even greater emotional appeal.
The twin-turbocharged, 3.6-litre V6 engine has been upgraded to deliver 324 kW (440 hp) – which is 30 kW (40 hp) more than the Macan Turbo. The car now accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds (a reduction of 0.4 seconds), and achieves a new top speed of 272 km/h (an increase of six km/h).
Maximum torque has also risen to 600 Nm (an increase of 50 Nm) and is available across a broad rev range between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. This also increases the tractive force: In Sport Plus mode, the time taken to accelerate from 80 km/h to 120 km/h has dropped to 2.9 seconds (a reduction of 0.2 seconds). Fuel consumption (in line with the NEDC) for the new top-of-the-range Macan is between 9.4 L/100 km and 9.7 L/100 km.
However, it is not just the engine power that is given a boost in the Macan Turbo equipped with Performance Package – a newly developed brake system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package and sports exhaust system are all fitted as standard.
The front axle features grooved brake discs with a diameter of 390 millimetres – 30 millimetres larger than the brake discs fitted on the regular Macan Turbo. The discs are gripped by six-piston brake callipers completed with a red paint finish.
The Macan Turbo with Performance Package comes standard with air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), but in this case with an overall ride height reduction of 25 mm – which is a further 10 mm lower than the regular Macan Turbo with air suspension and PASM.
With the Sport Chrono Package, drivers can ramp up the performance even further. In Sport Plus mode, this package ensures the chassis, engine and transmission are tuned to sporty effect – accompanied by an even more emotional sound from the sports exhaust system. The seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission is now designed to deliver extremely short response times, optimum switching points and increased torque during gear changes for maximum acceleration.
A range of tailored equipment options are available to further customise the Macan Turbo with Performance Package, such as the Turbo Exterior Package. Elements of this package include 21-inch wheels in the 911 Turbo design with lateral spokes painted in high-gloss black, LED main headlights equipped with PDLS Plus and numerous other black elements.
The Turbo Interior Package brings a black leather interior with lavish Alcantara elements, colour appliqué in numerous areas and carbon elements such as the door entry guards with the model logo lit up in white.
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