Porsche Macan GTS Runs Up To 60 MPH in 5 Seconds, Splits Hairs Faster

porsche macan gts runs up to 60 mph in 5 seconds splits hairs faster

Porsche announced Tuesday its Macan GTS crossover; a harder, faster version of its Macan S, but without encroaching too far on the Macan Turbo.

The twin-turbocharged 3-liter V-6 boosts output from 340 horsepower in the Macan S to 360 horsepower in the Macan GTS, and 30 more foot-pounds of twist from 339 to 369 pounds-feet of torque. The difference is nominal; Porsche says the Macan GTS will run up to 60 mph in 5 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than a Macan S.

The Macan GTS also finds improvements in its air suspension and is 10 millimeters lower (0.4 inches) than the Macan Turbo. The model also sports 20-inch shoes as standard.

The interior is awash with dead Alcantras and GTS logos everywhere. The Sport Chrono Package shaves 0.2 seconds off of its 0-60 mph time and navigation will be reserved for well-heeled buyers who opt for the package, thank you very much.

Porsche carefully didn’t encroach on territory of its Macan Turbo, which sports 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. Presumably the Macan GTS would compete with the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 M and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 — the latter two of which are probably in the mail.

The Macan GTS is on sale in Germany, but won’t arrive on U.S. shores until next March with its $68,195 price tag.

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  • Kurtamaxxguy Kurtamaxxguy on Oct 29, 2015

    Will be interesting to see if this Macan variant does any better wrt the moose test and/or CU's emergency avoidance maneuvers (prev. tested Macans dynamics controls then locked the front wheels to minimize chance of turnover).

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 02, 2015

    I'm glad they added black wheels and black plastic trim to make the uplevel GTS look cheaper than the base model, in typical Porsche fashion. That's a lot of money for something this size. The RR Sport starts at $64,900.

  • TitaniumZ Of course they are starting to "sour" on the idea. That's what happens when cars start to drive better than people. Humanpilots mostly suck and make bad decisions.
  • Inside Looking Out Why not buy Bronco and call it Defender? Who will notice?
  • Sobro My 2012 Yukon had only the passenger side ignitor recalled. Makes me wonder what penny pinching GM did for the driver's airbag.
  • DweezilSFV True.Arbitrary new "tests" in a lab don't make a previous model "less safe". But they will raise the cost and weight on the buyer for marginally improved "saaaaafety".And still, people want to "believe" their lives can be free of risks if "experts" tell them so. The insurance industry serves itself.
  • TheEndlessEnigma Soooo,,,,,,Land Rover designed a new vehicle.....that looks like a Ford Bronco?