Porsche Says Its 2022 Macan Is More Capable and Better Looking Than Ever07/19/2021
It’s no secret that Porsche is planning a Macan EV. As we reported a couple months ago the electric Macan will usher in Porsche’s new EV platform, called the Premium Platform Electric, or PPE. The electric Macan is expected in 2023.
Meanwhile the German automaker has updated the gas-powered Macan for the 2022 model year. That car is expected early next year.
Porsche says exterior design is a major factor Macan owners give for choosing the crossover and says the 2022 model “continues to answer this calling.” The front end gets a new a new look with integrated cooling air intakes and the front trim is now in body color. There’s a new rear diffuser and the side blades now feature a 3D look. LED headlights and standard Sport Design exterior mirrors complete the updated appearance and seven new wheel designs are available while the standard wheel size has increased to between 19 and 21 inches, depending on model.
The GTS has 21-inch satin black RS Spyder Design wheels, Sport Design side skirts, clear LED taillights and a sport exhaust system with black tailpipes.
The new car’s engine choices are all more powerful than their predecessors. The range starts with a 2.0-liter turbo four delivering 261 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, up 13 hp and 22 lb.-ft. The result is a 5.8-second 0 to 60 mph when you get the optional Sport Chrono Package (0.3 seconds quicker) and a top track speed of 144 mph. The Macan S gets the outgoing GTS’ 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 generating 375 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The S can hit 60 in 4.4 seconds also with the optional Sport Chrono Package and has a 160 mph top speed. The top-of-the-line GTS also has a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, but this one comes from the outgoing Turbo and produces 434 hp and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. Porsche says the GTS hits 60 mph (with optional Sport Chrono Package) in 4.1 seconds and on to a 169 mph top speed, 2 mph faster than the 2021 Macan Turbo. There will be no 2022 Macan turbo. The Macan GTS has unique brakes and a three tenth of an inch lower ride height. The GTS suspension is 15-percent stiffer than before. All models have a 7-speed dual clutch PDK transmission and all-wheel drive.
The GTS also has a new option called the Sport Package. It includes the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats, front and rear fascia and side skirts in satin black and 21-inch GT Design wheels shod with special high-performance tires.
All 2022 Macans have a redesigned center console with haptic touch elements, a shorter gear lever and more storage.
Lane Departure Warning and rear Park Assist with a rear-view camera are standard and there are several optional systems including self-steering Park Assist, adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep Assist and blind spot monitoring Lane Change Assist function.
The new Macan is expected to arrive early next year starting at $54,900 plus $1,350 for delivery, processing, and handling. The S and GTS are expected to reach U.S. dealers in the Spring starting at $65,400 and $79,900 respectively, both not including $1,350 for delivery, processing and handling.
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