Stuttgart - Porsche has spilled the beans on the ‘S’ version of its facelifted Macan crossover, which is set to reach South Africa around March 2019.
Joining the already-announced new four-cylinder turbocharged base model, with 185kW, is a Macan S featuring a new and more powerful V6 turbopetrol engine.
The 3-litre unit produces 260kW and 480Nm, which is up from its predecessor’s 250kW and 460Nm. When fitted with Porsche’s optional Sport Chrono Package, the Macan S darts from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds, according to Porsche, which is 0.1 seconds quicker than before.
The motor is fitted with a particulate filter and the turbocharger is now mounted within the inner ‘V’ of the engine block for shorter exhaust gas travel times.
Engineers have upgraded the Porsche Traction Management all-wheel-drive as well as braking and suspension systems, the Macan now getting aluminium spring forks upfront and newly tuned sway bars.