The Macan T will soon join the successful Porsche model range in Canada. This will be the first four-door sports car that will bear the special designation, which was previously the reserve of the 911 and 718 models. The letter T has represented a unique form of dynamic driving at Porsche since the 1960s. It stands for 'Touring' and identifies models that offer an especially authentic driving experience thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines. True to the spirit of the Porsche 911 T from 1968, the new Macan T features an incredibly dynamic set-up and a lightweight, two-litre turbo engine, combined with an athletic design and a range of standard equipment that is ideal for a sporty driving style. This concept positions the Macan T between the Macan and the Macan S.
Two-litre turbo engine with 261 hp: lightweight, for an agile response
The two-litre, four-cylinder turbo engine of the Macan T combines great agility, low weight and a compact design to create a package that offers an ideal balance of weight and performance. Compared to the 2.9-litre twin turbo V6 engine in the Macan S and GTS models, the powertrain in the Macan T weighs 58.8 kg less on the front axle. This gives the vehicle an excellent start-off performance and optimum cornering ability.
The Macan T has an output of 261 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque – characteristics that suit the precise vehicle design and deliver an exhilarating drive. As is generally the case with the compact SUV, the engine is coupled with a fast-switching seven-speed dual clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system. A broad spread of torque provides responsive acceleration in all driving situations. When fitted with the standard Sport Chrono Package including the mode switch and Sport Response button on the steering wheel, the Macan T accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h.
The Macan T will feature the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) has also been adapted to suit spirited driving demands of the Macan T and has been specifically tuned with a bias of power distribution to the rear axle to help the Macan T accelerate out of corners even more assertively. When equipped with the optional adaptive air suspension with PASM , the Macan T is fitted with model-specific anti-roll bars which have been stiffened to further decrease body roll and increase handling sharpness of the vehicle. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+), which has been adapted to agile characteristics of the T model, can also be added as an option to further sharpen the driving dynamics.
Exclusive styling cues inside and out
Design elements painted in Agate Grey Metallic on the front, flank and rear of the Macan T differentiate the vehicle from other derivatives in the series. The exclusive contrasting colour appears on the painted front trim, exterior mirrors, side blades, roof spoiler, and logos on the rear. Sports tailpipes and side window trims in high gloss black are standard and the side blades feature the 'Macan T' logo in Black. Twenty-inch Macan S wheels, exclusively in dark titanium, come as standard. Customers can choose from a range of 13 basic, metallic, and special colours for the exterior.
The interior of the Macan T has its own ambience. The standard, eight-way electrically adjustable heated sports seats feature exclusive upholstery based on the Black leather package. The centres of the front seats and the outer rear seats are delivered with the Sport-Tex Stripe pattern and the front headrests each have an embossed Porsche crest. The contrasting colour from the exterior continues inside the vehicle in the form of decorative silver stitching on the seats, headrests, and steering wheel.
Standard equipment also includes a multifunction GT heated sports steering wheel and the Sport Chrono stopwatch in the upper part of the dashboard. The door entry guards come in black aluminium as standard and feature a Macan T logo. Optional features include the multifunction GT sports steering wheel in Race-Tex with carbon trim and an ionizer.
The new model also benefits from all of the new elements of the latest Macan, such as the new centre console with its sophisticated glass-look and touch-sensitive surface, as well as the fully networked Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a 10.9-inch touch screen and online navigation as standard.
Ordering and pricing
The 2023 Macan T will be available to configure and order in Canada starting early spring, by contacting our Specialists at Porsche Lauzon. Pricing will be announced at that time.