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Porsche Macan S 2019 pricing and specs confirmed

Spencer Leech
Contributing Journalist
GoAutoMedia

11 Dec 2018 • 2 min read

Porsche Cars Australia has released pricing for the second variant in its updated Macan medium SUV range, the S, which will arrive in Q1 2019 at $97,500 plus on-road costs.

The entry-level Macan was made available for order in October, priced at $81,400, however details regarding the higher-spec GTS and Turbo variants are still unknown.

While the standard Macan makes use of a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the Macan S ups the ante to 260kW/480Nm with its 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 powerplant.

Porsche engineers squeezed an extra 10kW/20Nm out of its carry-over V6 engine for the update, allowing it to sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds, 0.1s quicker than before.

The Macan S also benefits from the range-wide facelift which sees new LED tail-lights, the overhauled 'Porsche Communication Management' (PCM) system and a larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display.

The Macan S gets an overhauled 'Porsche Communication Management' (PCM) system and a larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display. The Macan S gets an overhauled 'Porsche Communication Management' (PCM) system and a larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display.

Chassis dynamics have been adjusted for improved ride comfort, and ‘newly tuned’ sway bars are on-board for more neutral handling, according to Porsche.

Braking is also improved with the front rotors upped in size by 10mm to 360mm, new brake pads, and a lighter pedal for more precise feel.

Porsche will also offer an optional 'Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake' (PCCB) package, a GT sports steering wheel from the 911 sports car, a heated windshield and an ioniser for improved cabin air quality.

2018 Porsche Macan list pricing

ModelPrice
Porsche Macan – automatic$81,400
Porsche Macan S – automatic$97,500

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