2022 Porsche Macan Refresh Reveals More Power

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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2022 porsche macan refresh reveals more power

The 2022 Porsche Macan is getting updated with more power, tweaked styling, and more tech features.

The engine lineup is also simplified — and the electrified Macan doesn’t yet appear. This refreshed crossover drops the Turbo model, using a 2.9-liter V6 for S and GTS trims. The Turbo should reappear at some point.

The V6 matches the Turbo’s power when in GTS form — there are 434 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque on tap. The GTS is also 0.4 inches lower in ride height than other Macans and has a standard air/sport suspension. The dampers are 10 percent stiffer in front and 15 percent stiffer in the rear.

An available Sport package adds Sport Chrono, torque vectoring, 21-inch wheels, high-performance summer tires, and 18-way sport front seats.

GTS models will be identifiable by the blacked-out portion of their front bumper.

S models get 375 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque from the 2.9-liter engine, which matches the previous GTS and makes for bumps of 27 and 31, respectively. Base models use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 261 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Those are increases of 13 and 22, respectively.

All Macans have the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard.

A 10.9-inch infotainment screen replaces the previous center stack.

The crossover is scheduled to reach stores early in 2022, with base models hitting first and the others following. Pricing is as follows: $56,250 for base models, $66,750 for the S, and $81,250 for the GTS. Those numbers include destination fees.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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    Find a good Macan-ic.

  • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on Jul 21, 2021

    UGH! when will this CUV craze be over?

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      @mopar4wd I would say the 1991 Ford Explorer really got the trend going.