Porsche considering a GTS version of the Macan

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 11, 2014

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller said that the German company is considering a GTS performance version of the recently introduced Macan. According to Mueller, the GTS versions have a tradition at Porsche, but for the moment the carmaker didn’t make a final decision.

Still, Mueller added that the Macan GTS makes a lot of sense. Currently, the Macan is available in three versions: Macan S, Macan S Diesel and Macan Turbo. The Porsche Macan S is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine rated at 335 hp and capable to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds and to a top speed of 254 km/h or 158 mph.

The Macan S Diesel uses a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that generates 254 hp. Macan S Diesel sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds, while top speed is limited at 230 km/h or 143 mph.

The Macan Turbo is the most powerful model and comes with a 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine that delivers 394 hp. With this engine, the Macan Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (4.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono package) and has a top speed electronically limited at 266 km/h (165 mph).

Just like the Cayenne GTS uses the same engine as the Cayenne Turbo, the Macan GTS is expected to use a detuned version of the 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine found on the Macan Turbo. Moreover, the Macan GTS will receive most of the features found on the Macan Turbo. Pricing is expected to be a little smaller comparing it with the Macan Turbo.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Hyundai is making the green vehicle race more competitive by offering three powertrain types -- pure electric (EV), hybrid (EV plus combustion engine) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – in one...
by - December 9, 2016
Although specs for the new Renault Megane had already surfaced several weeks ago, we didn’t know that the company has cooked up something new. Aside from the 200hp gasoline, Renault‘s...
by - December 9, 2016
For the first time in fifty-eight years, Infiniti registers its first US-Spec Q60 Coupe in Cuba. American products have not been allowed entry into Cuba for six decades. But it...
by - December 9, 2016
Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is...
by - December 9, 2016
Nearly all details have been set with regards to the upcoming market introduction of the new Jaguar I-Pace. Its production version was recently previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto...
by - December 8, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries