The Porsche Macan Turbo is back for the 2020 model year following the unveiling of the updated Macan last year.
Powering the previous Macan Turbo was a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine but that engine has been replaced with a smaller 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 delivering 434 hp from 5700 rpm and 6600 rpm and 405 lb-ft (549 Nm) of torque from 1800 rpm to 5600 rpm. Grunt is transmitted to the ground through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive.
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The German carmaker quotes a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 4.3 seconds, three tenths quicker than the old car, and a top speed of 167 mph (270 km/h) with the available Sport Chrono Package.
The 2020 Macan Turbo also packs some pretty potent brakes that use the Porsche Surface Coated technology complete with a tungsten carbide coating that offers a faster response, less wear, and up to 90 per cent less brake dust than conventional cast-iron brake discs. The SUV can be equipped with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes as well as with adjustable air suspension and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. 20-inch wheels are standard.
Like most ‘Turbo’ badged models in Porsche’s current line-up, the visual modifications over lesser Macan models are minor and limited to quad tailpipes, a faux rear diffuser, a subtle spoiler, and a tweaked front fascia.
Inside, the new Macan Turbo comes complete with 18-way power-adjustable sports seats for front passengers, a 14-speaker Bose sound system, Alcantara headliner, Porsche’s current infotainment system with a large 10.9-inch touchscreen, and optional Qi wireless charging.
Porsche dealerships across the United States will start taking delivery of the new Macan Turbo in the fourth quarter of this year with prices starting at $84,950 including a $1350 destination charge.