The more powerful Macan has been priced up for Australia, arriving early next year.
Porsche Australia has revealed pricing and specifications for the facelifted Macan S, set to touch down during February 2019.
REVIEW: 2019 Porsche Macan
As we learned in October, the new-look Macan will kick off at $81,400 before on-road costs with the base, four-cylinder petrol engine. The more powerful Macan S bumps that to $97,500 before on-roads, a $2000 price jump over the outgoing model.
That jump is offset, according to Porsche, with around $7400 worth of standard equipment over its predecessor. A surround-view camera, LED headlights, and 20-inch wheels from the Turbo have all been added to the spec sheet for 2019.
You also get parking sensors at all four corners, a rear-view camera, privacy glass, auto-dimming mirrors, 14-way adjustable comfort seats, rear side airbags, Apple CarPlay and DAB radio, as with the previous car.
A larger 75L fuel tank and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) both serve to separate the S from its lesser brethren, rounding out the equipment standard on Australian cars that may be optional elsewhere in the world.
Power comes from an all-new 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine making 260kW and 480Nm, for a 5.1-second sprint to 100km/h. That's a meaningful 80kW and 110Nm more than you get in the base four-cylinder Macan, although the pricier model is 70kg heavier as well.
Although it's a mid-life makeover, there's a fair bit separating the new Macan from the pre-facelift model. The dashboard has been revised, with the air vents moving from beside the touchscreen to below it, while the screen itself is now a 10.9-inch unit.
Porsche Connect, with a 4G module and SIM Card Reader, brings a wireless hotspot and app-connect as standard.
Although we're expecting a GTS and Turbo to join the range, there'll be no Diesel S. Porsche earlier this year ended development of diesel cars, instead turning focus to electrification – both hybrid and pure-electric vehicles – in the wake of Dieselgate.
2019 Porsche Macan pricing
- Macan - $81,400
- Macan S - $97,500
All prices exclude on-road costs.