New 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo Revealed With 434bhp

The flagship Porsche Macan variant brings a 2,9-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, and is available to order now.

Porsche has revealed the flagship Turbo model of the revised Macan range ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Sitting above average Macan s, the Turbo has a hefty price tag of around £20,000 and £68,530 can be ordered now. For that you get significantly more power: 434bhp to be precise, which is almost ten percent more than the pre-facelift Macan Turbo.

The power boost comes courtesy of a new 2,9-liter twin-turbo V6, replacing the old 3,6-liter unit. It's the same engine found in the latest Cayenne and Panamera, with developments such as turbochargers mounted inside V-cylinders and an integrated exhaust manifold. Both allow for sharper turbo and throttle response, according to Porsche, along with increased efficiency.

Torque is rated at 405lb ft, via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch box with all-wheel drive. Porsche quotes a 0-62 mph time of 4,3 seconds - three-tenths faster than the old Turbo - and a top speed of 167mph. Fuel economy trades between 23.5 and 24,8 mpg in WLTP testing mode.

The 2019 Macan Turbo doesn't just have a more straightforward beat, though. The standard kit includes Porsche's special 'Surface Coated' brakes, which use a tungsten carbide coated disc to reduce wear and brake dust as well as improve response. They are also now optional for lesser Macans.

Optional kit on the Turbo includes height-adjustable air suspension with revised pistons and dampers, hydraulics, Porsche torque vectoring plus system and ceramic brakes.

20-inch wheels and LED headlights are standard, along with the usually optional sporty body design and a fixed dual wing rear spoiler. The sports exhaust system is also ditched, and an optional interior kit from standard Macans includes a surround sound system, an 18-way electric memory sports seat and Alcantara headlining.

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