Porsche has now unveiled its latest model: the Macan T, a model between entry-level Macan and Macan S, giving those interested a slightly more accessible option for next year. Now, the German carmaker’s first Touring SUV is here.
Porsche aficionados know what the T badge stands for. Short for ‘Touring’ (not the Italian coachbuilder), the Macan T will be the German carmaker’s first model outside of the 718 and 911 as well as the first four-door to receive the ‘T’ badging, demarcating its entry-level nature.
Traditionally, Touring models fill a gap between base and midrange trims in Porsche’s lineup, offering a bit more excitement without going to extremes. That’s exactly the case here, as the Macan T sits squarely between the standard model and the Macan S.
Despite its category, the Macan T will still offer drivers plenty when it comes to power and handling. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine pushes out 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, while a Porsche Active Suspension Management system comes standard with the option to upgrade to adaptive air suspension and anti-roll bars.
You’ll also get the Porsche Traction Management system that pushes power bias to the rear axle, while the optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus package elevates the car’s handling even more. Porsche says the Macan T can reach 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the base model. Top speed is still 144 mph.
Performance aside, it also looks as good as it drives. The Macan T comes with some visual enhancements both outside and within. The Macan T takes on an Agate Gray Metallic trim by the front bumper, side mirrors, side blades, roof spoiler and rear logo.
Rear logos are also gray, and for some added darkness, while the Sport tailpipes take on a gloss black finishing along with its window surrounds. The 20-inch model-specific wheels come in a sleek Dark Titanium to complement the car’s sporty looks too.
As for its interior, you’ll find eight-way power and heated sport seats wrapped in Sport-Tex Stripe patterning paired with silver stitching. Driver and passengers will also find a heated GT Sport steering wheel, a Sport Chrono stopwatch in the dash, and black aluminum door sills with ‘Macan T’ embossing.
You can order your Macan T now. Unfortunately, there’s currently no availability and pricing information yet for the Porsche Macan T, so those interested should stay tuned for more updates to come. Come into the beautiful world of Porsche.