Introduced in 2014, the Porsche Macan quickly became the brand’s best-selling model, with more than 600,000 units already sold worldwide. Not only is it the best-selling vehicle at Porsche, but it is also the one that attracts the most new customers to the manufacturer. It is therefore not surprising that a lot of attention is paid to it, and that the 2022 Porsche Macan still benefits from improvements.
We know that an electric version of the Porsche Macan will arrive shortly, but in the meantime, the automaker is making some changes to its compact luxury SUV, including more power, a firmer suspension, and some tweaks to the interior and exterior. outside. Three versions will be offered initially, Porsche decided to make us languish a little before the introduction of the Turbo version.
The base Macan ($ 58,500) gets a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that grows 2022 to 261 horsepower, and torque, at 295 lb-ft, an increase of 13 horsepower and 22 lbs. -feet compared to the old model. This extra power allows it to subtract about 0.3 seconds in the 0 to 100 km / hour sprint.
The Macan S ($ 70,600) for its part, goes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 to a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, the mechanics of the old Macan GTS. Despite its smaller displacement, the additional turbocharger of this engine allows the development of 375 horsepower, which is 27 horsepower more than the 2021 Macan S.
The Macan GTS receives the engine of the old Macan Turbo
The Porsche Macan GTS ($ 85,500) will occupy the top of the line pending the arrival of the Turbo version, its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 develops an output of 434 horsepower and produces 405 pound-feet of torque, a impressive gain of 59 horsepower compared to its old mechanics.
It’s actually the same engine that was used in the Porsche Macan Turbo, too bad if you just got a Macan Turbo at a big price. The 2022 Porsche Macan GTS also receives the air suspension as standard, which allows the body to be lowered by 10 millimeters.
All engines are mated to the Porsche 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (PDK) and Porsche traction management all-wheel drive (PTM).
A redesigned interior
In terms of style, the Porsche Macan 2022 take advantage of a few strokes of the pencil. It seems wider and more imposing especially because of its redesigned muzzle. The manufacturer added wider rims for all versions, i.e. 19 inches for the basic livery, 20 inches for the Macan S and 21 inches for the GTS. The color palette offered includes 14 choices including some more vibrant colors.
The interior benefits from a new presentation including a center console with touch surface rather than touch buttons. Porsche has therefore updated the interior of the Macan based on the interior presentation of its latest novelties. A new, shorter gear selector is also located in the center of the control module.
The new Macans also offer a choice of suspension designed to provide a better balance between ride comfort and dynamic performance. Equipped with an optimized chassis, the Macan 2022 responds, according to Porsche, to driver input and road conditions with greater sensitivity and precision.