For the past few years, we know that Porsche’s Macan series is significantly raking in monetary profits just like the Cayenne SUV. And now, it’s the right time that the company had included the GTS variant in this one, the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS to be exact. This GTS variant focuses on performance that targets practical car enthusiasts. Needless to say, it indeed has the beauty and that sought-after speed.
Under the Hood
The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS features a twin-turbocharged and intercooled V-6, which is actually a remarkable engine in Boxster and Boxster S series models. Equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with manual shifting mode and a four-wheel drivetrain, the 2017 Macan GTS cruises a 156 mph top speed. This is possible due to its engine’s 360 horsepower and 369 pound-foot torque, which is nonetheless a powerful combination. However, most experts find it over-rated when compared to Audi SQ5, given that the latter has the same features along with much more customizations at less the price. The fuel economy is somewhat in standard, having the 17 to 23 mpg mileage in city and highway driving conditions. The installed suspensions also make sure that the car doesn’t rattle out of control whenever you decide to drive it on a rocky terrain. In addition to that, the brakes are very good compared to BMW M3’s ceramic brake technology.
The slightly elevated driving position is very noticeable by drivers, especially when you’re driving for very long hours. But if the car’s eight-way sports seat doesn’t impress you enough, you can avail the company’s Cushier 16 and 18-way adjustable seats, interior highlights and GTS package for $4790 additional price. This package brings you the stylish red tachometer, red seatbelts and red stitches along with trimmings on both the seats and the dashboard. The latest PCM system also works great and features the Apple CarPlay feature. You can also avail the navigational module and the LTE Wi-Fi connectivity features as optional features.
- Category : Compact Luxury Crossover
- Engine : Twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6
- Transmission : 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting
- Drivetrain : 4WD
- Power : 360 hp @ 6000 rpm
- Torque : 369 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
- 0-60 mph : 4.4 seconds
- Top Speed : 156 mph
- Mileage : (City/Highway) 17/23 mpg
- Price : $68,250 base price