The Macan T is the first four-door sports car that will bear the special designation. Previously reserved for the 911 and 718 models, it stands for ‘Touring’ and identifies models that offer an especially authentic driving experience.
Sitting between the standard Macan and Macan S, the T is powered by a 195kW/400Nm lightweight 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, and sports an athletic design, as well as a range of standard equipment that’s ideal for a sporty driving style.
As is generally the case with the compact SUV, the engine is coupled with a fast-switching 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the Porsche traction management all-wheel drive system. The Macan T accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds.
The Macan T comes with active suspension management, with the body lowered by 15mm. The anti-roll bars on the front axle are more rigid too, and the car’s chassis tuning has been optimised to create responsive steering behaviour and agile handling.
Featuring a rear-wheel bias from its traction control setup, the compact SUV is available with optional adaptive air suspension as well, which lowers the body a further 10mm. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus can also be added.
On the outside, design elements painted in Agate Grey Metallic on the front, flank and rear of the Macan T differentiate the vehicle. The exclusive contrast colour can be seen on the painted front trim, exterior mirrors, side blades, roof spoiler and logos on the rear.
Sports tailpipes and side window trims in Black (high gloss) are included as standard and the side blades feature the ‘Macan T’ logo in Black, while 20-inch Macan S wheels, exclusively in dark titanium, come as standard.
Customers can choose from a range of 13 plain, metallic and special colours for the exterior. But it’s inside that the Macan T has its own distinct ambience.
The standard, eight-way electrically adjustable heated sports seats feature exclusive upholstery based on the Black leather package and the front headrests each have an embossed Porsche crest.
The centres of the front and the outer rear seats can also be delivered with Sport-Tex Stripe pattern as part of a Macan T interior package, with the contrasting colour from the exterior continuing inside the vehicle in the form of decorative silver stitching.
Standard equipment also includes a multifunction GT heated sports steering wheel and the Sport Chrono stopwatch in the upper part of the dashboard. The door entry guards come in black aluminium as standard and feature a Macan T logo.
Optional features include the multifunction GT sports steering wheel in Race-Tex with carbon trims and an ioniser. The Macan T also benefits from all of the new elements of the model generation revised in 2021, such as the new centre console.
It has a sophisticated glass-look and touch-sensitive surface. The fully networked Porsche communication management system, with a 10.9-inch touch screen and online navigation is standard.
In Australia, additional standard specs include an 18-inch collapsible spare wheel, Porsche entry and drive, automatic dimming interior and exterior mirrors, privacy glass and a 75-litre fuel tank.
Lane change assist, park assist (with a reversing camera and surround view), a Piano Black interior package, driver memory package, Apple CarPlay and DAB+ digital radio are also standard.
The 2022 Porsche Macan T is available to order now, priced from $91,500 plus on-roads. Deliveries are expected to commence mid-year.