2018 Porsche Macan Turbo Review

The 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo is a small, crossover SUV that expertly blends that famous German craftsmanship with Porsche’s famous driving mechanics. Even though the Macan looks more like an AWD hatchback, instead of a rugged SUV, it is still a great choice for those who seek strong performance and SUV durability.

In a segment filled with promises of speed and sporty capabilities, the Macan is one of the very few that can back up its manufacturer’s claims. This, combined with good looks and a great interior, makes the upcoming SUV from Porsche a formidable opponent to the Maserati Levante and the Jaguar F-Pace.

2018 Porsche Macan Turbo front

2018 Porsche Macan Turbo – Exterior Design and Updates

On the outside, the 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo looks like a scaled back, slimmer version of the famous Porsche Cayenne. Due to its small stature and sleek design, it is more reminiscent of a tall hatchback, not a conventional SUV. However, the Macan Turbo also looks more aggressive and menacing than its bigger sibling.

This is mainly due to the sporty treatment it has gotten from the Porsche’s engineers. For starters, the Macan features a more aggressive, unique front fascia, a more dynamic color scheme, and more pronounced and edgy lines. In addition, there are also squared-off quad exhaust outlets, an athletic front spoiler tip, and revamped bumpers. Last, but not least, we should also mention 21-inch alloy wheels and high-gloss LED lamps.

Interior Features

Inside, the 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo boasts a surprisingly large and comfortable cabin, which brims with high-end materials and touches. The cabin comes with a standard 2-row, 5-passenger configuration, with plenty of legroom and headroom. Even though the Macan Turbo is a rather small, sporty SUV, it still comes with a decent amount of cargo space.

Both the driver and the passengers will also enjoy the fully adjustable, 18-way sports seats, which will come fully covered in quality leather and with the heating/cooling function. As opposed to the standard Macan variant, the Turbo variant will also feature an abundance of carbon fiber, chrome, contrast stitching and colorful model logos.

To complement the athletic feel, Porsche has also opted to implement a 918 Spyder – inspired steering wheel as well. Tech-wise, there will be a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 16-speaker Burmester sound system, Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay, and a plethora of modern safety measures.

2018 Porsche Macan Turbo interior

Comes with Mighty Engine

Of course, the main selling point of the upcoming 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo is its mighty engine. This is going to be a 3.6-liter twin turbocharged V6. It will supply the Macan Turbo with 400 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.

The engine will also provide decent fuel efficiency with an EPA rating of 17/23 mpg. The latest SUV from Porsche will go from 0 to 62 mph in around 4.6 seconds. It will reach a top speed of 164 mph. Finally, the engine will come mated to a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission and with an all-wheel drive.

2018 Porsche Macan Turbo rear view

Development and Price

According to the latest info, the upcoming Macan Turbo is most likely scheduled for a late 2017 release. Those interested in buying this SUV should expect a price of no less than $77.000.

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