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2022 Porsche Macan Australian details revealed

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Porsche is powering up its cheapest model. The German maker has detailed its updated Macan SUV with potent new engines and performance, but customers will bear its cost.

The entry-level Macan remains reasonably priced at $84,800 (before on-road costs), a rise of $500. It scores a more powerful four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 195kW, up to 10kW from the previous version. This new engine shortens its 0-100km/h time from 6.5 seconds to 6.2 and raises its top speed by 7km/h to 232km/h.

The mid-spec S variant ditches the 260kW turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit from the current version for a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 making an impressive 280kW. It can now go from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds, significantly improving the current version’s 5.3 second sprint time. The top speed has been raised to 259km/h from 254km/h.

That big performance boost doesn’t come cheap; the Macan S is priced at $105,800, or $5000 more than the outgoing version. The updated Macan range has no Turbo variant, so the GTS is now the range-topper. It is priced from $129,800, a rise of about $17,000 compared to the current price.

It now has the same performance as the outgoing Turbo version with a menacing 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine making a hefty 324kW, a rise of 44kW, which enables it to hit 100km/h from a standstill in 4.3 seconds. The top speed is 272km/h. Porsche is working on a fully electric Macan, which is currently undergoing real-world testing and is expected to launch in 2023.

The all-electric Macan will be built on the company’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which will underpin a wide range of vehicles.

This platform was recently debuted on the coming Audi A6 e-Tron concept at the Shanghai motor show. One of the most significant advantages of this new platform is its ability to maximize battery space. The A6 e-Tron concept has a substantial 100kWh battery, which gives the vehicle a claimed range of more than 700km on a single charge.

Porsche’s goal is for the Macan electric to be the sportiest vehicle in the segment, and it will use a range of testing measures to ensure this happens, including a mix of simulated and real-world testing. This all-electric version could sit atop the field and wear the Turbo badge.

The updated petrol-powered Macan gets a range of styling tweaks, including a reworked nose and larger wheels. Inside a new center console layout and touch surfaces instead of conventional buttons are the update’s main features. The new Macan is expected to arrive in local showrooms towards the end of the year.

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