More power, new brakes and an even sportier chassis for the compact SUV
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - As the sportscar of the compact SUV segment, the Macan has been setting standards in terms of driving dynamics since it first made 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 properties, increased agility and an even greater emotional appeal.
After the performance enhancement, the twin-turbocharged, 3.6-litre V6 engine delivers 440 horsepower. With 40 horsepower more than the Macan Turbo, this figure places this variant firmly in the top spot in this model line. 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 6 km/h). The maximum torque has also risen to 442 lb-ft and is available to the driver across a broad rev range of 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).
However, it is not just the engine power that is given a boost in the Macan Turbo equipped with the 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 Macan Turbo without Performance Package. The discs are gripped by six-piston brake calipers finshed in red. What's more, air suspension with self-levelling function and height adjustment is now fitted as standard. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available at the push of a button to deliver an exceptionally sporty position on the road. This system has also been optimally tuned to the body on the vehicle, which has been lowered by 10 millimetres.
With the standard Sport Chrono Package, drivers can ramp up the performance of the Macan Turbo even further. In Sport Plus mode, this package ensures the chassis, engine and transmission are tuned to sporty effect – accompanied by an even more enthusiastic 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.
To customize the Macan Turbo with Performance Package, a range of tailored equipment options are available, such as the Turbo Exterior Package. Options available with this package include 21-inch wheels in the 911 Turbo design with lateral spokes painted in high-gloss black, LED main headlights equipped with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) Plus and numerous other black elements. The Turbo Interior Package delivers a black leather interior with lavish Alcantara elements, colour stitching in numerous areas and carbon elements such as the door entry guards with the model logo lit up in white.
The Macan Turbo with Performance Package is available to order immediately. The first units will begin arriving in Canada in the first quarter of 2017 with pricing starting at $97,600.
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SOURCE Porsche Cars Canada
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