Porsche is expanding its Macan lineup with the 2020 Macan GTS that will slot between the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Porsche has offered the trim before, but the updated model packs more power than its predecessor. Along with the upgraded powertrain comes enhanced visual cues and upgraded interior bits.
The Stuttgart-based SUV sports car maker announced the 2020 Porsche Macan GTS. Like the GTS models before it, the new Macan GTS sits above the Macan S and below the Turbo models.
The new GTS gets 15 more horsepower than before, bringing the 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6’s output to 375 ponies. The car also gets a revised PDK, and Porsche say the new GTS will sprint to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds (4.5 with the optional Sport Chrono package) and top out at 162 mph. Porsche’s estimates are typically quite conservative, however. A pre-refresh 2017 Macan GTS on summer tires hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds in our tests.
Designed to slot between the Macan S and Macan Turbo, the GTS has a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine that now produces 375 hp (280 kW / 380 PS) and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque. This is a modest increase of 15 hp (11 kW / 15 PS) and 14 lb-ft (19 Nm). The GTS, which stands for “Gran Turismo Sport”, is also more powerful than the current Macan S, which boasts a total of 348 hp and 354 lb-ft. Meanwhile, the Macan Turbo has 434 hp and 406 lb-ft.
Besides the healthy engine, the Macan GTS comes with chassis and visual upgrades. It has a standard adaptive air suspension and large 14.2-inch brake rotors up front with 13-inch units in the rear. Porsche offers two brake upgrades if that’s not enough, though. The first adds tungsten carbide coated rotors that are 15.4 inches at the front and 14 inches at the rear. Above that are carbon ceramic brakes that are bigger still at 15.6 inches and 14.6 inches front and rear respectively.
On the outside, the GTS gets the Sport Design body kit 20-inch wheels as standard with many black painted accents and black tinted headlights and taillights. It gets a noisier exhaust, too. Inside you’ll find Alcantara trim throughout the cabin, including on the eight-way power adjustable sport seats. Aluminum trim complements it.
Just as the performance of the Macan GTS fits comingfortably between the S and Turbo, so does the price. The GTS starts at $72,650, at roughly $10,000 between the other two trims. If it sounds like the right Macan for you, it will go on sale in the summer of 2020.