Porsche Macan Touring launches the T badge after 911 and 718
– 2.0 liters of 260 hp with AWD and PDK
– Sits below the top of the S range
Porsche likes to introduce more versions of its offerings as often as possible. With a million versions of the 911 already available, now is the SUV’s time to shine. The Macan, also called the baby Cayenne, has now received a Touring version – only the third vehicle in the Porsche lineup to get the T version after 911 and 718.
Porsche aficionados know what the T stands for since the 911 T debuted with GT3 performance, but without all the drama. Likewise, in the Macan, the T brings more practicality than flamboyance. It packs the base version’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder powertrain developing 260bhp through the PDK dual-clutch automatic.
More importantly, the Sport Chrono package is also part of the deal for the T with Porsche Active Suspension Management joining the list. This adds the practicality of adaptive air suspension and torque vectoring to the Macan T. As for performance, 0-60 mph is claimed in 5.8 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster. than the base Macan.
This being a T, there is also a visual differentiation. In the gray paint scheme there are exterior mirrors, grille surrounds and logos. It also gets dark finishes on the windows, exhaust tips and 20-inch wheels salvaged from the S. Inside, there are heated, eight-way adjustable sports seats with Macan T badge. Of course, the Sport Chrono stopwatch on the dashboard deserves a special mention.
Pricing for the Macan T is yet to be disclosed. But given its positioning, it should be slightly more expensive than the standard Macan but much more affordable than the fully decked S version.