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Porsche Strengthens The Macan Lineup With The Introduction Of The New ’Touring’ Trim

The all-new Porsche Macan T comes with the same four-pot mill as the base trim, but with a lot more standard equipment

Porsche has been stressing on its Macan lineup quite a bit lately. The Turbo model was replaced by an upgraded GTS trim not too long ago, and now, there’s a new trim in the portfolio. The German automaker has decided to add the ‘T’ trim to the Macan, thus making it the third Porsche to bear the badge apart from the 718 and the 911 models.

To put it simply, the T (or Touring) trim is an upgraded version of the base trim that’s aimed at providing a better driving experience. It generally slots between the base and the mid trims, and it’s no different here either. The Macan T comes with the same four-cylinder engine as the base trim, but with more standard equipment.

What’s Powers The Porsche Macan T?

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The Macan T will be powered by the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-pot engine that’s present in the base trim as well. It puts out 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (PDK) and an all-wheel-drive system.

What’s Special About The Porsche Macan T?

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While these specs match the ones on the base trim, the Macan Touring features some more equipment to make the ride much sweeter than the entry-level trim. It comes with a steel suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard. Coupled with the slightly lowered ride height – lowered it by 0.6 inches (15 mm) – the Macan T will be an agile handler and have a very responsive steering behavior, Porsche claims.

Opt for the Adaptive Air Suspension and you’ll be able to lower the ride height by 0.4 inches (10 mm) more. The sway bars are stiffer here. You can also choose to get the Torque Vectoring system, which is retuned for the T model, for extra moolah for even sharper dynamics. The Sport Chrono Package comes as standard here, and it includes Launch Control, a driving mode switch on the steering wheel, and a stopwatch.

Courtesy of all this, the Macan T will take 5.8 seconds to sprint to 60 mph and will have a top speed of 144 mph. This means the top speed is the same as the base Macan, but it is 0.2 seconds quicker to 60 mph.

What’s Different On The Outside and Inside On The Macan T?

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Here’s what will distinguish the Macan T from the rest of the lineup:

  • 13 exterior shades to choose from
  • Front trim, exterior mirrors, side blades, roof spoiler, and the rear badge painted in Agate Grey Metallic
  • Exhaust tailpipes and side window trims in finished in High Gloss Black
  • Side blades feature the ’Macan T’ logo in black
  • 20-inch Macan S wheels finished in dark titanium
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On the inside, you get features like:

  • Multifunction GT heated sports steering wheel
  • 10.9-inch touchscreen system
  • Standard, eight-way electrically adjustable heated sports seats
  • Black leather upholstery with the Sport-Tex Stripe pattern in the center of the front seats and the outer rear seats
  • Front headrests with an embossed Porsche crest
  • Silver stitching on the seats, headrests, and steering wheel
  • Sport Chrono stopwatch on the dash
  • Black aluminum door entry guards with a Macan T logo
  • GT sports steering wheel in Race-Tex with carbon trims and an ionizer (optional)

How Much Does The Porsche Macan T Cost?

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Porsche noted that the Macan T can sprint to 60 mph from rest in 5.8 seconds, making it 0.2 seconds quicker than the base model. The top speed remains the same at 144 mph

There’s no word on the pricing of the Macan T yet, but we expect it to start at just over $60,000. For your reference, here’s how the rest of the lineup is priced:

  • Base - $54,900
  • S - $65,400
  • GTS - $79,900

When Will The Porsche Macan T Arrive?

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The deliveries in Germany will commence in April 2022. The U.S. timelines are still not announced. Swipe up to read about the new Porsche Macan T in detail

The Porsche Macan T is available to order and deliveries will commence in April 2022 in Germany. The U.S. market timelines are still not shared, but it could be around the same time.

Sidd Dhimaan
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