The Porsche Macan GTS that was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show has been priced from £55,188 RRP and now on sale UK.
The Porsche Macan GTS is positioned in the Macan lineup between the Macan S and the Macan Turbo. On the outside, it can be recognized instantly by the black body accents. A gloss black finish is seen above the waistline and the matt black finish found on the lower part in the body cladding. The other black detailing is on the 20-inch matt-black RS Spyder design alloys while the red body paint is unique to the GTS. LED lights have been offered for the first time on the Macan as an option.
Stepping inside, the sport seats have Alcantara centre panels and additional Alcantara interior trim with GTS badging. The cabin also gets Porsche Communication Management (PCM) equipped with a touch-screen display and extended functionality, similar to the unit in the 911. This unit features satellite navigation and when paired with the optional Connect Plus module, offers real-time navigation and smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay.
Powering the Macan GTS is the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged petrol V6 unit of the Macan S that has been uprated to produce 20 hp more power. The resultant maximum power and maximum torque figures are 360 hp and 500 Nm respectively. Power is sent to all wheels through Porsche’s 7-speed PDK unit and distributed by Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with variable power distribution.
The Porsche Macan GTS can cover the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.2 seconds, or in just 5.0 seconds when opted with the Sport Chrono package. Top speed is limited to 160 mph (258 km/h) with the fuel economy and carbon emission touted to be 31.4 mpg (11.12 km/l) and 212 g/km respectively.
Dynamic handling abilities are increased by the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) that offers a 15 mm lower ride height. Standard equipment on the Macan GTS include sports exhaust, digital radio, front and rear Park Assist, USB port, floor mats, multi-function steering wheel with gearshift paddles, electronic tailgate release, and Bluetooth connection.