All models come as standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. It's an active AWD system with a rear-biased setup, leaving the front axle free to handle only a portion of the power and most of the steering. The base Macan and the T derivative have a turbocharged four-cylinder with 261 hp and 295 lb-ft. It can do 0-60 mph in six seconds, which drops down to 5.8 seconds if you opt for the Sport Chrono Package. It has a top speed of 144 mph and can do the quarter-mile in 14.5 seconds. The S comes with a twin-turbo V6 packing 375 hp/383 lb-ft and gets to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package and 4.6 without. It tops out at 160 mph and does the quarter-mile in 13 seconds dead. The GTS model is equipped with the same twin-turbo V6 but with a power hike up to 434 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. That's enough power for a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.3 seconds without the Sport Chrono Package and 4.1 seconds with it. The GTS can do the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds and tops out at 169 mph. All models have a maximum towing capacity of 4,409 lbs, which is quite impressive in this segment.
Base model Macans are equipped with the same inline turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Golf GTI. In this application, it produces 261 hp at 5,000 rpm and 295 lb-ft from just 1,800 rpm.
In terms of engine upgrades, the S model benefits the most. It gets a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 used in various Audi RS models. It's a gutsy engine, delivering 375 hp at 5,200 rpm and 383 lb-ft from 1,850 rpm. The GTS uses the same twin-turbo V6, but Porsche fettles with the ECU and equips it with a Sport Exhaust. The result is 434 hp at 5,700 rpm and 405 lb-ft at 1,900 rpm. The maximum engine speed for all models is 6,800 rpm and all models are equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
We know from experience that the base model's four-cylinder packs a surprising punch, and is connected to Porsche's super smooth and quick-changing seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Macan S model's 375 hp is more potent with a super-smooth delivery and an exhaust note that adds to the thrill, particularly when it snarls and pops coming back down the gears.
Topping out the engine range is the boosted GTS twin-turbo V6 designed to give an even bigger thrill than the S model's version. Thrilling drivetrains are one thing, but the beauty is how smooth they are for everyday driving, and a lot of credit goes to the Porsche dual-clutch (PDK) transmission. The shifts are as smooth as butter, but the real magic is in how quick it is in reacting to changing conditions.
|Porsche Macan Trims||Porsche Macan Engines||Porsche Macan Horsepower||Porsche Macan Transmissions||Porsche Macan Drivetrains||Porsche Macan MPG/MPGE|
|Base||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||261 hp @ 5000 rpm||7-Speed Automatic||AWD||21 MPG|
|T||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||261 hp @ 5000 rpm||7-Speed Automatic||AWD||21 MPG|
|S||2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas||375 hp @ 5200 rpm||7-Speed Automatic||AWD||19 MPG|
|GTS||2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas||434 hp @ 5700 rpm||7-Speed Automatic||AWD||19 MPG|
As you might expect, the base turbocharged four-cylinder is the most fuel-efficient of the lot. EPA gas mileage estimates are 19/25/21 mpg for city/highway/combined cycles, which dip to 17/23/19 mpg for S models with a little more power. The GTS sits at the top of the pack in terms of performance, and only takes a slight hit over the S model in terms of fuel economy. It's rated at 17/22/19 mpg.
All models come with a 19.8-gallon tank, and you can expect between 375 to 415 miles between refills depending on the trim.
|Porsche Macan Trims||Base||T||S||GTS|
|Porsche Macan Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||19/25||19/25||17/23||17/22|
|Porsche Macan Trims||Base||T||S||GTS|
|Porsche Macan Maximum Trailering Capacity||4,409 lbs.||4,409 lbs.||4,409 lbs.||4,409 lbs.|
|Engine||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas||2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas|
|Transmission||7-Speed Automatic||7-Speed Automatic||7-Speed Automatic||7-Speed Automatic|