A little after eight months after the Macan GTS variant broke cover, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the brand’s official Malaysian importer has finally introduced the very car alongside the new turbocharged 911.

The Macan GTS’ arrival brings the model lineup up to a total of five variants, beginning with the Macan, Macan S, Macan S Diesel and Macan Turbo. The GTS sits just below the range topping Turbo, one that makes 400 hp and 550 Nm of torque.2016 Porsche Macan GTS Launch - AutoBuzz.my

QUICK FACTS

Name Macan Macan S Macan S Diesel Macan GTS Macan Turbo
Engine 1,984cc; inline-4 2,997cc; V6 2,967cc; V6 2,997cc; V6 3,604cc; V6
Transmission

7-speed PDK

Max Power 252 hp 340 hp 245 hp 360 hp 400 hp
Max Torque 370 Nm 460 Nm 580 Nm 500 Nm 550 Nm
0 – 100km/h; Top Speed 6.7 seconds; 229 km/h 5.4 seconds; 254 km/h 6.3 seconds; 230 km/h 5.2 seconds; 257 km/h 4.8 seconds; 266 km/h
Price RM435,000 RM590,000 RM560,000 RM710,000 RM820,000

The GTS shares the same 3.0-litre V6 engine as the Macan S, but produces 20 hp and 40 Nm more. Drive is actively sent to all four wheels through the famous seven-speed PDK dual clutch, and it’s 0.2 seconds quicker off the line than the Macan S. As with all GTS models, this Macan: sits 15mm closer to the ground thanks to sportier chassis tuning, gets a new set of 20-inch matte black RS Spyder design wheels, Porsche’s sports exhaust and some black exterior accents.

Inside, the GTS gets touches of Alcantara and the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM). This can be optioned with the Connect Plus module which offers online navigation with real-time traffic info. Just like the updated Macan, Apple CarPlay is supported.

Bundled along with the GTS is a 4-Year warranty and free maintenance package. Its RM710k sticker price excludes registration fee, road tax and insurance. Of course, just like any other Porsches, the Macan GTS can be personalised to any individual’s tastes.

Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch our video on our recent trip with Porsche to Cambodia!


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