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The refreshed Porsche Macan Turbo packs the same emissions-friendly twin-turbo V6 as the updated Audi RS5
Porsche has continued the slow update of its popular Macan SUV range with the new Turbo’s reveal and installation at the top the contemporary range. Powering the new Macan Turbo is the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 as found in the Cayenne S and Panamera S, as well as Audi Sport models like the RS4 and RS5.
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This V6 in the new Macan Turbo is now rated at 434bhp, 38bhp more than the previous 3.6-litre V6, with maximum torque rated at 550Nm between 1800 and 5600rpm. The new V6 should also be more responsive than most thanks, in part, to the V6’s hot-V turbo layout, a design usually seen in larger V8 engines. Porsche’s sharp seven-speed PDK transmission is also connected as standard, which sends power to an all-wheel drive system
Also new for the 2019 Macan Turbo is the standard fitment of Porsche’s tungsten carbide-coated brake package (or PSBC in new Porsche language), signified by the white brake calipers that replace the usual black items.
The new Turbo visually distinguishes itself from lesser siblings by its new front end, which for the first time integrates twin-bar indicators that have signified flagship turbo models in other Porsches in the range. Bespoke 20-inch wheels are also standard, but many will doubtlessly upgrade to optional 21-inch units, regardless of their detrimental effect on ride quality. Adaptive air suspension, full PCCB carbon ceramic brakes and Porsche Torque Vectoring are all on the options list should you want to spend a considerable amount more money on your Macan.
It’s less likely that Porsche will launch the Macan Turbo in India. However, we get the standard Porsche Macan which gets a 2.0-litre, 4 cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 248bhp and 370Nm and also the more powerful Macan S which gets a 3.0-litre V6 that churns out 349bhp and 480Nm of torque. They’re priced at Rs 64.64 lakh Rs 78.03 lakh, respectively.