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The Audi SQ5 Had Better Watch Out

Porsche has more competition than ever before for its SUVs. The 2020 Porsche Macan GTS is here to respond to other high-powered SUVs like the Audi SQ5. The vehicle has received some updates to keep it as the important vehicle it is in the segment. The vehicle gets a new engine, some new design tweaks, and some minor interior updates.

The new 2020 Macan gets a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6. It’s the same engine that’s in the range-topping Turbo model. The engine in the GTS makes 375 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.

That allows the Macan to sprint from 0-62 mph in a quick 4.7 seconds. The vehicle’s top speed is now 162 mph. That new engine makes the vehicle quicker, in part, due to the revised dual-clutch PDK transmission. This is the true driver’s Macan, though if you really want a driver’s car, you should just buy a 911. Still, loads of people like the Macan and it is a quick crossover. 

The GTS comes with the Sport Design package as standard. This design package offers a new front and rear bumper, more aggressive side skirts, and black trim all over the vehicle. Also standard is a sports exhaust system, 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, and Porsche Active Suspension Management which has been recalibrated. The model also gets sport seats and a GTS-specific steering wheel. You can get a slew of options for the vehicle including active air suspension and tungsten carbide coated brakes. 

The vehicle comes with a $72,650 starting price tag. Obviously, with options, you can push that price well above that.



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