Announced back in July, the 2022 Porsche Macan returns with an updated trim lineup and more power under the hood of the entry-level model. The Macan will now be available in three trims with the GTS version now offered as the top trim. The Turbo version is no longer available, although buyers certainly won’t have to compromise on performance. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming Macan.
Three Trims, More Power
The loss of the Turbo trim doesn’t mean the Macan will be any less powerful. As a matter of fact, the new top-of-the-line trim, the Macan GTS, will now use the previous Turbo’s twin-turbo V6 delivering 434 horsepower that powered the small Porsche SUV to 100 km/h in under 4.0 seconds. The difference with the Turbo will of course be the sportier design, better sounding exhaust, and distinctive interior that characterizes a Porsche GTS model.
The 2022 Porsche Macan S will still feature a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6, but it also gets more power as it is now the former GTS’ engine under the hood of the Macan S. That means it sends 375 horsepower to all four wheels as opposed to 348 horsepower. That will move the S to 100 km/h in under 5.0 seconds. As for the base 2022 Porsche Macan, it now gets 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder. That’s an extra 13 ponies and 22 pound-feet of torque over the outgoing Macan.
A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive are standard on all trims.
The Porsche Macan S will offer adaptive dampers and a sportier suspension standard while the GTS sits on air springs that lower the ride height by about 0.4 inches compared to the other two trims. There will be an available launch function to get the most out of the GTS’ impressive performance, and tungsten-carbide-coated brakes developed first for the Cayenne GTS.
Visually, the 2022 Porsche Macan gets subtle changes including a slightly reworked front end and larger rear diffuser. The wheels have been redesigned including new 21-inch RS Spyder wheels for the GTS.
Inside, the Macan gets haptic feedback buttons for the centre console like in other Porsche models including the Cayenne. The steering wheel, for its part, is taken off the 992 Porsche 911.
The personality, driving feel, and overall DNA of the Macan hasn’t changed for 2022. It’s still one of the most dynamic and agile small luxury SUVs on the market that doesn’t require its owner to compromise on versatility. It simply has more power and a slightly redesigned interior and exterior. Contact us today to learn more!
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