The New Porsche Macan Turbo Compact SUV Promises 0 To 60 In 4.3 Seconds

The new model, now also in its second generation, features a smaller engine, more power and an upgraded set of brakes.

The new 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo, a compact SUV that promises to go from 0 to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds, is a 2.9-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged block taken from the Panamera and Cayenne that is able to reach a top speed of 167mph.

The Porsche Macan (Type 95B), a five-door luxury crossover SUV produced by Porsche from 2014, is built in Leipzig, Germany. The Macan range features several variants, including the Macan, Macan S, Macan S Diesel, Macan GTS, and the Macan Turbo. The model was first announced in November 2010 as a development project. The name Macan, decided in 2012, is the Javanese word for tiger. The car was named South African Car of the Year 2015 and Carsales Best Luxury SUV 2015.

The new model, now also in its second generation, features a smaller engine, more power and an upgraded set of brakes. The Macan with 434 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque delivers power to all four 20-inch wheels through Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

Its new design includes a single, massive taillight as well as a redesigned, fixed rear spoiler and a sport exhaust system. The brakes, known as Porsche Surface Coated Brakes and included on the third-generation Cayennes, feature rotors with a tungsten carbide coating that reduces brake dust by up to 90 percent, giving the driver a quicker pedal input response.

Inside, the Macan is outfitted with 18-way sport seats with standard leather upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, and a sport steering wheel that is clearly inspired by the 911. The cabin also includes a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A 14-speaker Bose audio system comes standard.

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Porsche will start shipping the 2020 Macan Turbo to its American dealers during the fourth quarter of 2019. Pricing starts at $84,950, including a $1,350 destination charge. That's a $6,400 price increase over the previous Turbo, though that shouldn’t keep buyers from showing an interest in Porsche's top-performing compact SUV. The 2020 Macan Turbo will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will take place from September 14 to September 22. The car show will also feature the Porsche Taycan, the automaker's first all-electric sedan.

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