Porsche is expanding its Macan lineup with the 2020 Macan GTS that will slot between the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Porsche has offered the trim before, but the updated model packs more power than its predecessor. Along with the upgraded powertrain comes enhanced visual cues and upgraded interior bits.
The 2020 Macan GTS uses a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 that produces 375 horsepower (280 kilowatts), 15 hp (11 kW) more than the last Macan GTS. The mill makes 383 pound-feet (519 Newton-meters) of torque with power routing through Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch gearbox. Porsche claims the Macan GTS can sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 4.7 seconds, though that drops to 4.5 seconds when the model is equipped with Porsche’s Sport Chrono package. The top speed is 162 mph (260 kph).
Standard features include Porsche’s adaptive air suspension, 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels, Porsche’s Sport Exhaust, and cast iron brakes, though Porsche Surface Coated Brakes and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are options.
Gallery: 2020 Porsche Macan GTS
Visually, the Macan GTS receives black painted elements on the front fascia, new side skirts, black rear accents, and more. Inside, Porsche uses Alcantara on the seat center panels, center console, armrest, and door panels. Brush aluminum adds to the interior’s sporty appearance. Exclusive to the Macan GTS is are the sport seats with pronounced side bolsters and eight-way adjustability. Features include a Bose audio system, wireless charging, and more.
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The 2020 Porsche Macan GTS arrives at dealerships this summer. It will start at $71,300, excluding the $1,350 delivery charge. As with other Porsche models, expect the Macan GTS to get pricey when adding options.
2020 Porsche Macan GTS Announced
Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche completes the Macan series with a distinctly sporty model. The new Macan GTS launches with a powerful engine, performance-oriented chassis, characteristic design and enhanced equipment. The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine delivers 375 hp (280 kW) – an increase of 15 hp compared with the predecessor model – and is combined with the newly adapted PDK dual-clutch transmission. The Macan GTS can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, or to the same speed in 4.5 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package, and on to a top track speed of 162 mph.
Among other things, the new Porsche compact SUV family has earned the abbreviation GTS, which stands for “Gran Turismo Sport”, due to its outstanding driving dynamics. Adaptive air suspension, which is standard equipment on this model, can lower the chassis by 10 millimeters. Combined with the standard 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels and the generously sized cast iron brakes (360 x 36 millimeters at the front, 330 x 22 millimeters at the rear), the new Macan GTS impresses with the agility and responsiveness of a true sports car. As an option, deceleration can be further improved by means of the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating (390 x 38 millimeters at the front, 356 x 28 millimeter at the rear) or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) measuring 396 x 38 millimeters at the front and 370 x 30 millimeters at the rear.
Acoustically, the standard Sport Exhaust system specifically adapted to the GTS accentuates the driving pleasure in the new Macan GTS. A 2.9-liter V6 engine is at the heart of the experience. Its central turbo layout, with two turbochargers arranged in the
inner V of the engine, allows particularly direct responsiveness. The maximum torque of 383 lb-ft (up 14 lb-ft) is available over a wide range from 1,750 to 5,000 rpm.
Individual design with black accents
The new Macan GTS also emphasizes its sporty status visually. The standard Sport Design package with new front and rear trim and striking side skirts lends the car a characteristic appearance. The front fascia is characterized by black painted elements – a distinguishing feature of all Porsche GTS models. The LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the three-dimensional rear lights with LED light bar are also darkened. The LED headlights can be optionally ordered in black with PDLS Plus. The lowered chassis, 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in Satin Black, red brake calipers, and the trim strips in High Gloss Black also emphasize the high-performance appearance. The rear end also gains black accents including a diffuser and the tailpipes of the standard sport exhaust system.
Sport seats exclusive to the GTS with premium materials
High-quality materials such as Alcantara® on the seat center panels, the center console armrests and door panels as well as brushed aluminum make it possible to see and feel the sporty and elegant characteristics of the Macan GTS. The multifunction sport steering wheel with the steering wheel rim in smooth leather is standard, as are the sport seats, exclusive to the GTS. The sport seats feature eight-way adjustment and pronounced side bolsters for stable support during dynamic cornering. The optional GTS interior package in leather with Carmine Red or Chalk stitching plus additional Alcantara® features, the BOSE® Surround Sound system, and the new smartphone tray with inductive charging function are among the many personalization options. Park Assist including Surround View, a heated windshield, and ionizer are available as optional equipment to improve comfort.
The new 2020 model year Macan GTS is expected to arrive at US dealerships in summer 2020. Pricing starts at $71,300 excluding $1,350 for delivery, processing and handling.