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Porsche Macan Turbo powers up

By Daniel DeGasperi, 01 Sep 2016 News

Porsche Macan Turbo powers up

More power and torque arrives for Stuttgart medium SUV range topper

Four-tenths have been sliced off the zero to 100km/h sprint of the Porsche Macan Turbo thanks to the addition of a new Performance Package option now available locally.

The 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine has copped a 30kW and 50Nm boost to now produce 324kW and 600Nm, the latter spread between 1500rpm and 4500rpm, and teamed with the seven-speed dual clutch automatic the Macan Turbo Performance Pack manages a claimed 4.4-second 0-100km/h.

Porsche Macan Turbo sideRolling acceleration between 80km/h and 120km/h drops by a claimed two-tenths to 2.9sec while top speed rises 6km/h to 272km/h to further hone the honking-along medium SUV.

Porsche has dropped the standard Macan Turbo’s air suspension (dubbed PASM, or Porsche Active Suspension Management) by a further 10mm, while the front discs are now 30mm larger and the full Sport Chrono launch control package and sports exhaust is included.

Porsche macan engineNaturally extra stuff and speed means extra outlay, and the Performance Package adds $13,200 to the price of the Macan Turbo to create a new range flagship at $143,500 plus on-road costs.

Further options still abound, of course, including a Turbo Exterior Package featuring 21-inch alloys, LED headlights and black detail highlights, while the Turbo Interior Package adds black leather/Alcantara interior, and coloured appliques with carbonfibre flourishes.

Porsche macan interiorThe Macan Turbo Performance Pack may be very fast for a medium SUV, and handle better than a 1925kg lump has any right to, but a Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate is now just around the corner at $158,115 plus on-roads and it claims a 4.0sec 0-100km/h…