After a one-year hiatus, Porsche brings us a Macan Turbo with more power, more speed, and more standard equipment. It swapped its twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 for a new twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 shared with versions of the larger Cayenne SUV and the Panamera. Porsche claims that it's enough to punt the all-wheel-drive Macan Turbo to 60 mph 0.3 second quicker than before. This is the top of the Macan lineup heap.
The GTS returned to the lineup for 2020 after a year off. Its twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 makes 375 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Quickness is important in a crossover with sporting intentions, but we love the way the GTS handles and acts like a true sportscar. Apple CarPlay, available as part of the Premium package or as a standalone option, gains wireless connectivity, while wireless device charging has been added to the designated Smartphone Compartment option.
The Macan has important upgrades for the 2019 model, featuring new and improved front lights with LED headlights as standard and three-dimensional LED lights in the rear. The new model features a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine generating 348 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The new and more powerful engine marks an increase in both horsepower and torque over the prior Macan S models. 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono and top speed is 157 mph.
In July 2018, Porsche unveiled a new facelift for the Macan range in Shanghai. The production started the following month and the Europeans saw it at the Paris Motor Show in September. The 2019 Porsche Macan update includes refreshed exterior styling that includes updated front and rear bumpers, new taillamps that span the width of the liftgate, and new wheel designs. The base Macan receives a 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder.