Updated base Macan gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder now good for 261 horsepower.
Current Porsche Macan (Base) – Ultimate Guide
Porsche introduced yet another facelift for the Macan lineup for the 2022 model year. The range got more power under the hood, a refreshed design, and an improved interior.
The design is refreshed, with a new front fascia with newly designed spoiler, characteristic Macan side blades in new designs and the rear fascia and diffuser are redesigned. Standard features include a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10-speaker audio system, and LED headlights. The Macan’s interior received a new center console with a shorter gear selector, surrounded by touch buttons instead of physical ones. Thus, the carmaker believes that it enhanced the driver’s experience and created a cleaner, sharper look for the car.
The base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder now makes 261 horsepower. It is a newly developed, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that helps hustle the base Macan from 0 – 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 144 mph. The engine is coupled to the seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system.
It’s the bestselling Macan model, accounting for around 60 percent of sales.
In the Macan, the 261-hp turbo four finds itself pushing against 4199 pounds of Porsche. But equipping the Macan with the Sport Chrono option ($1220) adds a wart-like stopwatch to the top of the dashboard and some critical launch-control software. Engaging the system revs the Macan’s four to 5200 rpm before sending all 261 horses charging into the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Porsche doesn’t dumb down the launch control for its SUVs, and it works as well here as it does in its sports cars. Thanks to the aggressive take-off procedure, 60 mph falls in a respectable 5.0 seconds flat. Take out the hard launch and floor it from a 5-mph roll, and the 60-mph trip stretches to 5.9 seconds. – Car & Driver