It’s all part of a cunning plan to refresh the whole Macan range. There’s a facelift front and rear, some tweaks inside and a power boost for the new three-model line-up, expected to arrive in the UK from October.
Power increases range from 20PS (15kW) extra for the 2.0-litre four-cylinder entry Macan to 60PS (44kW) more for the GTS, taking this new top model to 440PS (324kW) – exactly what the 2.9-litre V6 delivered in the Turbo. The middle-ranking Macan S gets the same V6 but with 380PS (280kW), that’s 26PS (19kW) more than before.
All the new versions are quicker than their predecessors and with 0-62mph in a best of 4.3 seconds (using launch control in the optional Sport Chrono package) the GTS is as quick as the Turbo. Top speed is 169mph and base price is £64,770 the last Turbo listed at over £68k.
For the record, the 161mph Macan S (£53,300) sprints from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and the four-pot entry-level model (£47,780) needs 6.2 seconds to hit 62mph, on its way to a top speed of 144mph. All engines are combined with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and familiar all-wheel-drive system.