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2020 Porsche Macan Turbo verdict

Despite a downsized engine, the Porsche Macan Turbo promises even greater thrills than its predecessor. Can it deliver?...

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Boyan Marinov
15 Sep 2018 21:01

None of the things we like about the latest Macan have been lost by the addition of the Turbo badge on the back. A bit like how adding extra Parmesan cheese on top of a nice pasta dish always improves it, adding extra power to the more-than-capable Macan chassis has made a tasty dish even more mouth-watering. Certainly, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio looks to have an exceedingly tough battle on its hands.

You see, the appeal of the Macan lies in the fact that it's not only one of the best SUVs to drive but also makes a great case for a plush, long-distance family cruiser, especially if you have the air suspension fitted. It’s one of those ‘have your cake and eat it’ moments that happen rarely, but there is one slight issue with this cake. It’s not cheap, and the options list seems endless. making it extremely easy to add thousands to the list price. Unless you really must have one of the fastest SUVs out there, a Macan S makes even more sense.

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Rated 4 out of 5


Porsche Macan Turbo specification

Price £81,043 Engine 6cyl, 2894cc, twin turbo, petrol Power 434bhp @ 5700-6600rpm Torque 405lb ft @1800-5600rpm Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic 0-62mph 4.5 (4.3 with Sport Chrono Pack) Top speed 168mph Fuel economy 23mpg (WLTP combined) CO2, tax band 224g/km, 37% (NEDC)

Rivals Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, BMW X3 M Competition


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