2022 Porsche Macan Refresh Reveals More Power

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jul 20, 2021

    Find a good Macan-ic.

  • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on Jul 21, 2021

    UGH! when will this CUV craze be over?

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    • Urlik Urlik on Jul 22, 2021

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

  • Nrd515 I bought an '88 S10 Blazer with the 4.3. We had it 4 years and put just about 48K on it with a bunch of trips to Nebraska and S. Dakota to see relatives. It had a couple of minor issues when new, a piece of trim fell off the first day, and it had a seriously big oil leak soon after we got it. The amazinly tiny starter failed at about 40K, it was fixed under some sort of secret warranty and we got a new Silverado as a loaner. Other than that, and a couple of tires that blew when I ran over some junk on the road, it was a rock. I hated the dash instrumentation, and being built like a gorilla, it was about an inch and a half too narrow for my giant shoulders, but it drove fine, and was my second most trouble free vehicle ever, only beaten by my '82 K5 Blazer, which had zero issues for nearly 50K miles. We sold the S10 to a friend, who had it over 20 years and over 400,000 miles on the original short block! It had a couple of transmissions, a couple of valve jobs, a rear end rebuild at 300K, was stolen and vandalized twice, cut open like a tin can when a diabetic truck driver passed out(We were all impressed at the lack of rust inside the rear quarters at almost 10 years old, and it just went on and on. Ziebart did a good job on that Blazer. All three of his sons learned to drive in it, and it was only sent to the boneyard when the area above the windshield had rusted to the point it was like taking a shower when it rained. He now has a Jeep that he's put a ton of money into. He says he misses the S10's reliablity a lot these days, the Jeep is in the shop a lot.
  • Jeff S Most densely populated areas have emission testing and removing catalytic converters and altering pollution devices will cause your vehicle to fail emission testing which could effect renewing license plates. In less populated areas where emission testing is not done there would probably not be any legal consequences and the converter could either be removed or gutted both without having to buy specific parts for bypassing emissions. Tampering with emission systems would make it harder to resell a vehicle but if you plan on keeping the vehicle and literally running it till the wheels fall off there is not much that can be done if there is no emission testing. I did have a cat removed on a car long before mandatory emission testing and it did get better mpgs and it ran better. Also had a cat gutted on my S-10 which was close to 20 years old which increased performance and efficiency but that was in a state that did not require emission testing just that reformulated gas be sold during the Summer months. I would probably not do it again because after market converters are not that expensive on older S-10s compared to many of the newer vehicles. On newer vehicles it can effect other systems that are related to the operating and the running of the vehicle. A little harder to defeat pollution devices on newer vehicles with all the systems run by microprocessors but if someone wants to do it they can. This law could be addressing the modified diesels that are made into coal rollers just as much as the gasoline powered vehicles with cats. You probably will still be able to buy equipment that would modify the performance of a vehicles as long as the emission equipment is not altered.
  • ToolGuy I wonder if Vin Diesel requires DEF.(Does he have issues with Sulfur in concentrations above 15ppm?)
  • ToolGuy Presented for discussion: https://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper2/thoreau/civil.html
  • Kevin Ford can do what it's always done. Offer buyouts to retirement age employees, and transfers to operating facilities to those who aren't retirement age. Plus, the transition to electric isn't going to be a finger snap one time event. It's going to occur over a few model years. What's a more interesting question is: Where will today's youth find jobs in the auto industry given the lower employment levels?
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