How drives the new Porsche Macan GTS
What the Golf is for Volkswagen, the Macan is for Porsche. By far the most successful model. With the Macan GTS, the Swabians are now launching the fourth version on the market. Almost as good as the Turbo, but 14,000 Euros cheaper. For beer lovers it is the favorite song at the Oktoberfest: “One, one is still nei!” Means translated: A measure still goes in. One could almost think that the Zuffenhausen sports car manufacturers from Porsche have been following this song for many years. No other manufacturer has so many derivatives of a single model. The Panamera has 21, the Cayenne still ten. In the Macan, however, only three. Until now. Because one, one is still going in. The new GTS is entering the gap between S (354 hp) and Turbo (440 hp).
Macan GTS with a new 2.9 Liter V6 turbo engine
Three models, one engine. A high-revving 2.9-liter V6 biturbo serves as the basis for the trio. In the new GTS, the engine builders let out 380 hp, which means that the Macan sprints from 0 to 100 in 4.7 seconds, only 0.4 seconds slower than the turbo, and not much is missing at top speed either: the GTS can reach 261 km/h, the turbo 270 km/h. Does that justify the extra cost of almost 14,000 euros? From a driving point of view, the GTS is in any case an almost prescription luxury item. The chassis is 15 millimetres lower than on the basic model. The steel suspension comes with a completely revised and more robust damper system. And the stabilizers have also been retuned. This, together with the powerful torque of 520 Nm, which is available for a pleasantly long time between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm, allows the Macan to manoeuvre smoothly and precisely through the curves. Without having the feeling of sitting in a two-tonner. It feels even sharper when you treat yourself to the air suspension, which lowers the GTS by another ten millimetres. The ride in the Macan GTS is orchestrated by the standard sports exhaust system. It bollards discreetly during unexcited driving, if necessary it hits the kettledrum hard, and when taking the throttle off it splashes merrily along.
Macan GTS price
The appearance of the Macan GTS is also sharp. The 20-inch RS Spyder design wheels are striking. They are black and so is the continuous colour motto. Perhaps the designers sang along to an old Rolling Stones hit while working on the Macan: “I want to see it painted, painted black: Black as night, black as coal. Black are the rims, the struts in the front grille, the side blades with GTS lettering, the exhaust tailpipes. Even the LED front lights have been tinted dark. And the motto continues in the interior. Lots of black Alcantara – the brushed aluminium looks particularly cool, in black of course. The interior is just as it has been since the Macan Facelift. 10.9 inch, the touchscreen in the centre console is large, the controls are easy to use once you get used to them. The many buttons and switches on both sides of the centre console are outdated and therefore need getting used to. One can assume that this armada will be eliminated with the next Macan. Especially since it is supposed to be purely electric then. The Macan was also digitally upgraded. With the Porsche Car Connect App various vehicle functions can be called up. One of them should make car thieves sit up and take notice. Because the Macan can be tracked down again at any time via mobile phone. A nice feature even for absent-minded contemporaries who once again have not made a note of the parking garage level.
Final conclusion and technical data
Conclusion: If you don’t necessarily need the Macan Turbo for status reasons, you are absolutely right with the cheaper GTS. A real Porsche in terms of driving dynamics and simply cool in design.
Technical data Porsche Macan GTS:
Engine capacity: 2894 ccm
Power: 380 HP between 5200 and 6700 rpm
Torque: 520 Nm between 1750 and 5000 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Drive: All wheel drive
length/w/h: 4686/2098/1609 mm
Empty weight / payload: 1910 / 670 kg
Trunk: 488 – 1,503 l
0 to 100 km/h: 4.7 s
0 to 200 km/h: 19.3 s
Maximum speed: 261 km/h
Standard consumption: 9.6 litres
CO2 emissions: 218 g/km
Emission standard: Euro 6d ISC FCM
Price from: 77.880 Euro