Specs and pricing have been confirmed for the updated 2022 Porsche Macan range ahead of a showroom arrival in the fourth quarter of this year.
At launch, Porsche will offer three trim levels: Macan, Macan S and Macan GTS, with prices starting from $84,800 plus on-road costs.
There have been changes to the Macan’s engines. The entry-level Macan now gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 195kW and 430Nm, which’s up 10kW and 50Nm when compared to the outgoing car.
Porsche claims the base Macan can run from 0-100km/h in 6.2-seconds (with the Sport Chrono package) and hit a top speed of 232km/h.
The Macan S drops the old 3.0-litre V6 for the brand’s 2.9-litre 280kW/520Nm twin-turbo V6. Porsche says the 0-100km/h dash takes 4.6 seconds (with the Sport Chrono pack) while the top speed is 259km/h.
Range-topping Macan GTS variants also use a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, however, it’s tuned to develop 324kW and 550Nm – matching the outgoing Turbo model. It can hit 100km/h in 4.3 seconds (with Sport Chrono) on its way to a top speed of 272km/h.
All engines are coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system.
Underneath, Porsche says the chassis has been revised to better balance comfort and performance, and provide better feedback via the steering wheel.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) has been re-adapted specifically for the Macan, it actively and continuously regulates the damping force for each individual wheel. The tech is optional on the base Macan and standard on the S and GTS models.
Macan GTS variants get standard sport air suspension which lowers the body by 10mm. It’s also 10 per cent more rigid on the front axle and 15 per cent firmer on the rear axle compared with its predecessor.
Externally, the updated Macan is differentiated by a redesigned nose with an inlay in the exterior colour and a tweaked rear diffuser.
On the new GTS, the centre of the nose section as well as other elements are finished in black.
LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and SportDesign exterior mirrors are now standard on all models.
Buyers can choose from 14 exterior paints including the new Papaya Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic, as well as Python Green for the Macan GTS but only with the GTS Sport package.
On the inside, tactile buttons have been largely replaced with touch surfaces, there’s a shorter gear selector and a standard analogue clock. The Macan also adopts the new multifunction and GT Sport steering wheels from the 911.
The updated Macan models are available to order now and are expected to arrive locally in the fourth quarter of 2021.
2022 Porsche Macan pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Macan – $84,800 (up $500)
Macan S – $105,800 (up $5000)
Macan GTS – $129,800 (up $17,500)
2022 Porsche Macan equipment highlights:
19-inch Macan Design alloy wheels (with 18-inch 'collapsible' spare)
10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay
14-way power-adjustable comfort seats with memory
LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System
Piano black interior trim package
Keyless entry and start
Front and rear parking sensors
Lane Change Assist
75-litre fuel tank
Macan S adds
20-inch alloy wheels
Body-coloured front apron, SportDesign side skirts, side blades, rear bumper
Bose surround sound system
Macan GTS adds
21-inch alloy wheels (19-inch 'collapsible' spare wheel)
Adaptive sport air suspension
Sport Chrono package
Driver memory package
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