New Porsche Macan Turbo Release Date, Price, Interior – Imagine doing the school run in this, you’d never be late. You know, unless you got arrested for speeding. in which case yeah, you might end up being quite late. Like it or dislike it, the Macan has been an undeniable success. It’s now Porsches most popular car, it’s also a brilliant fusion of practicality and performance. If you like that kind of thing.
But as good as it might be the Macan as we know it. It is on its way out. It’s changing the next generation of Macan will be completely electric. To some people, that makes perfect sense if ever there was the right candidate for electrification; it’s the Macan. Of course, there will be somebody who finds that news completely awful. If that annoys you, don’t worry, Porsche might be saying goodbye to the Macan petrol Motors. But before it does that, it’s planning one hell of a sending off party.
New Porsche Macan Turbo Changes
As for practicality in the rear, well, it’s not bad actually. This is quite a small car, but I’m 511, and I’ve got decent amounts of legroom. Ok Headroom, if you’re any taller, then you might struggle, but people of 511 and less will be perfectly fine in here. The seats don’t move forward or backward, and they don’t recline, unfortunately. And you have quite an upright seating position in terms of space back here. Well, you got enough room for two passengers. I wouldn’t want to squeeze a third in between those two. Plus, you got heated control, heated seats, and a couple of USB C ports.
Upfront, it’s the same as it’s always been typical Porsche. With an upright dashboard, loads of buttons perfect if you hate touchscreens. Plus, a touchscreen, you can’t escape them completely. And the materials you’d expect from a premium brand. Practicality is as you’d expect too. Two cupholders, decent door bins, wireless charging, excellent seats, and good ergonomics.
You get some smart tech too. A decent sat-nav, excellent Burmester stereo system, and if you’ve got the money for more options, Porsche will sell them to you. Although the 68 grand base price starts from ramping up quickly, choose your options wisely.
New Porsche Macan Turbo Engine
This is the New Porsche Macan Turbo, and the name should be a little bit of a clue as to what this car all about. If it’s not, I’ll give you a hint. Basically, it’s a little about power, performance, and making the bottom half of your face. This is Porsche’s smallest car, but it uses a big scary engine. Well, I say big, it’s actually a smaller engine than you got in the previous Macan turbo. That used a 3.6 liter 6-cylinder engine, but now you get a 2.9 liter Biturbo engine.
Exactly don’t allow this fool you because even in those big cars. This engine was pretty damn powerful. So in the New Porsche Macan Turbo, it just takes off like a rocket ship. Power is 440 metric horsepower or about 435 bhp and old-money. And that’s about 10% more than you got in the old car. So 0-60 takes 4.3 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono pack. And if you got your big-boy pants on and find a long enough, straight enough, legal enough road, it’ll do 170 miles an hour down there. Which is actually quite silly for a crossover. Crossovers aren’t supposed to feel this quick.
So it’s practical, and it’s got loads of kit. So the mystery we should ask now is what’s the Macan turbo actually like to drive. Well, we already know it’s flipping fast, so let’s get into some of the finer details. The first point you notice when you drive this car is how direct your steering is. It’s a very sporty steering setup. It can end up feeling a little bit too direct, a bit too fidgety. If you’re on a motorway, for example, and you’re not expected to do any corners. It’s really well set up for direct aggressive cornering.
The gearbox is impressive; they’ve gone for a dual-clutch PBK system, which obviously means they’re trying to prioritize performance. And it gives the car two distinct personalities depending on what mode you’re in. If you’re a normal mode, what tends to happen is the car will shift up as quickly as possible to get the seventh gear as early as it possibly can to promote fuel economy.
In sport mode, it’s a different story altogether. It will hang on two gears for as long as possible. It’s almost like it’s trying to anticipate what your next move might be to overtake or perhaps. Having a road open up in front of you or coming out of a bin. Porsches are changing, the world is changing. Let’s hope all these differences are for the greater. Let me know what you think of a new Macan turbo.