Jul 19, 2016








Porsche Macan Paint Protection, There’s not much to not like about the 2016 Porsche Macan GTS. In terms of being a sports-centric, high-riding example of practical, everyday transport… it has all the important boxes ticked.

But does it bring something ‘special’ to the Macan lineup? Do we really need a model between the S and the Turbo?

The Macan has impressed all of us here at CarAdvice, so much so our CEO Andrew Beecher bought his own 190kW/580Nm Macan S Diesel – complete with dental-floss de-badging mods!

It is a car that does everything you expect, for its size, shape and Weissach pedigree. Porsche sold over 2000 Macans in 2015, and almost 1100 in the first five months of 2016, hinting at the popularity of the ‘baby Cayenne’.

We know an ‘entry’ level four-cylinder model is on the way, and if the Cayenne and Panamera are anything to go by, there will be a Hybridbefore too long as well. But Porsche is the master of brand leverage, so does throwing the famed GTS badge on the mid-size SUV give it any true credibility?

Powered by a retuned version of the 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine as found in the petrol Macan S, the $109,500 (before options and on-road costs) GTS offers 265kW at a screaming 6000rpm with 500Nm of torque available between 1750 and 4000 rpm.

This increase of 15kW and 40Nm over the S is gained through more efficient induction and exhaust flow and upping the turbo boost pressure to 1.2-bar (the S runs 1-bar of boost).


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