Porsche adds Performance Package to 2017 Macan Turbo

Porsche's Macan is one of (if not the) most popular models in it's line up. The compact/mid-size (ish) crossover is described by Porsche as the "sportscar" of its class and Porsche has taken a page from parent Volkswagen's book by adding a Performance Package to the range-topping Macan Turbo. Like VW does with the GTI, the Macan Turbo with the Performance Package gets a 10% performance boost (up to 440 hp) for the 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (0 to 60 mph in just over 4 seconds), a newly developed brake system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package, and a sports exhaust system are all standard allowing the driver to tailor the driving experience to their wants and needs. Choose Sport Plus for speed and agility and normal for around town cruising... To gild this lily even further, Porsche has special options tailored to Macan Turbo Performance Package buyers like the Turbo Exterior Package that adds darkened 21-inch wheels (which the car needs don'tcha think?) as well as a Turbo Interior Package that adds black leather with Alcantara inserts and carbon-fiber accents. In other words, you can spend a (relatively) little or a lot. I mean if you're going to spend almost six figures for your sport crossover, you should get it just how you like it, am I right? If the extra fins and flourishes aren't your thing, get a darker color to diminish their impact or go full on with a high-contrast color (like a fiery red or bright white) that will make those extras stand out. See, just how you like it...

Source: Porsche - Press release after the "read more" jump.

Press Release:
Macan Turbo with Performance Package

As the sportscar of the compact SUV segment, the Macan has been setting standards in terms of driving dynamics since it first made its debut. Now, Porsche is upping the ante once again: with the Performance Package.

The Macan Turbo now tops off the model line, impressing with enhanced driving properties, increased agility and an even greater emotional appeal. After the performance enhancement, the twin-turbocharged, 3.6-litre V6 engine delivers 324 kW (440 hp; combined fuel consumption 9.7–9.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 224–217 g/km). With 30 kW (40 hp) more than the Macan Turbo, this figure places this variant firmly in the top spot in this model line. The car now accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds (a reduction of 0.4 seconds), and achieves a new top speed of 272 km/h (an increase of 6 km/h). The maximum torque has also risen to 600 Nm (an increase of 50 Nm) and is available to the driver across a broad rev range of between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. This also increases the tractive force: In Sport Plus mode, the time taken to accelerate from 80 km/h to 120 km/h has dropped to 2.9 seconds (a reduction of 0.2 seconds). Depending on the tyres, fuel consump-tion (in line with the NEDC) for the new top-of-the-range Macan model is between 9.4 l/100 km and 9.7 l/100 km.

However, it is not just the engine power that is given a boost in the Macan Turbo equipped with the Performance Package – a newly developed brake system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package and sports exhaust system are all fitted as standard. The front axle features grooved brake discs with a di-ameter of 390 millimetres – 30 millimetres larger than the brake discs fitted on the Macan Turbo without Performance Package. The discs are gripped by six-piston brake callipers completed with a red paint finish. What’s more, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available at the push of a button to deliver an exceptionally sporty position on the road. This system has also been optimally tuned to the body on the vehicle, which has been lowered by 15 millimetres. Air suspension with self-leveling function and height adjustment, lowered by ten millimetres, is also available as an option.

A range of tailored equipment options are available

With the Sport Chrono Package, drivers can ramp up the performance of the Macan Turbo even further. In Sport Plus mode, this package ensures the chassis, engine and transmission are tuned to sporty effect – accompanied by an even more emotional sound from the sports exhaust system. The seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission is now designed to deliver extremely short response times, optimum switching points and increased torque during gear changes for maximum acceleration.

To customise the Macan Turbo with Performance Package, a range of tailored equipment options are available, such as the Turbo Exterior Package. Options available with this package include 21-inch wheels in the 911 Turbo design with lateral spokes painted in high-gloss black, LED main headlights equipped with PDLS Plus and numerous other black elements. The Turbo Interior Package delivers a black leather interior with lavish Alcantara elements, colour appliqué in numerous areas and carbon elements such as the door entry guards with the model logo lit up in white