2019 Porsche Macan S gets a new turbocharged V6 engine
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 petrol engine with a gasoline particulate filter. It delivers 354 hp (260 kW) and has a maximum torque of 480 Nm, representing an increase of 14 hp (10 kW) and 20 Nm 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 its predecessor. The vehicle’s top speed is 254 km/h, whilst the fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) is 8.9 l/100 km. The new Macan S offers all the product innovations of the latest generation Macan model range, including an LED light bar at the rear and the new Porsche Communication Management system with a 10.9-inch touchscreen.
New V6 engine with central turbo layout
The Porsche Macan S is 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, resulting 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.
As distinctively sporty as ever, the Macan’s chassis features mixed-sized tyres and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) four-wheel drive, and has been overhauled and optimised as part of this model’s facelift. On the front axle, spring forks made from aluminium replace the previous steel components.
A more streamlined design with full LED lights and new digital functions
The Macan S also benefits from all the innovations available with the latest facelift, including a three-dimensional rear LED light bar. The headlights are LED as standard, and the optional Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) system is available to customers.
The optional GT sports steering wheel, originating from the 911, bolsters the sporty interior design of the MacanS. 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 a heated windshield and an ioniser which, in conjunction with the fine particulate air filter fitted as standard, improves the quality of the air inside the vehicle.
The new Macan S is available for order now.