Refreshed Porsche Macan S gets more power, revised chassis and sharper brakes
December 13, 2018driversclub
The Porsche Macan is one of the most desirable names in the compact SUV arena, and the super sporty S variant ensures the softroader delivers the kind of motoring exhilaration you’d expect from the marque.
Following the Macan’s refresh earlier this year, we’ve now got an updated Macan S, refreshed with some slight yet significant changes.
Available to order now with prices starting from £48,750, the souped-up compact SUV is powered by a new turbocharged three-litre V6 engine with a power output of 349bhp and 480Nm of torque. That’s 14bhp and 20Nm more than the previous Macan S.
This increased shove helps it race to 62mph a tenth of a second quicker than before – now completing the benchmark sprint in 5.1 seconds with a 156mph top speed, when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono package.
It isn’t only the engine that has been revised; there have been notable changes to the chassis, with the addition of lightened spring forks, staggered tyre widths, updated anti-roll bars, new height-adjustable air suspension and Porsche’s active damper control system.
The brakes have been revisited too, with the arrival of a lighter brake pedal and larger front brake discs resulting in a sharper braking response.
The Macan S comes as standard with LED headlights, a 10.9-inch infotainment system and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Buyers can choose to fancy up their Macan S by including a sports steering wheel (borrowed from the 911), traffic jam assist, a heated front windscreen and an ioniser and particulate filter that claims to be able to improve air quality inside the cabin.
Jess Wort, marketing manager at Drivers Club News, comments: “This refreshed Macan S will be a tempting choice for anyone after a truly high-end compact SUV with serious pace.”
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