The Porsche Macan has received a sportier four-cylinder variant. Here’s the T.

    Priced from $91,500 excluding on-road costs, the Macan T has been confirmed for the Australian market, with deliveries expected to commence in mid-2022.

    The ‘T’ nameplate dates back to the 1968 Porsche 911 T, which featured a 2.0-litre air-cooled flat-six engine, and has previously been reserved for 911 and 718 models.

    According to Porsche, the ‘T’ stands for touring and models with this moniker are said to “offer an especially authentic driving experience thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines”.

    Nestled between the entry-level Macan and twin-turbo V6 Macan S, the Macan T is powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the Macan which produces 195kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

    Porsche claims the Macan T can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 232km/h. It also comes standard with the Sport Chrono package.

    The turbocharged four-cylinder is mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that sends power through an all-wheel drive system.

    Porsche says the Macan T’s all-wheel drive system has been adapted and specially designed with a rear-wheel bias.

    The Macan T has been lowered by 15mm compared to the entry-level Macan and has Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), or electronic adaptive dampers, as standard.

    There’s also optional adaptive air suspension and torque vectoring.

    The anti-roll bars on the front axle are more rigid and the car’s chassis tuning has been optimised for agile handling and “very responsive steering behaviour”.

    From the outside, the Macan T sets itself apart with Agate Grey Metallic design elements on the grille surround, side mirrors, side trim, roof spoiler and logos on the rear.

    There are also quad exhaust outlets and side window trims finished in high-gloss black, as well as a black Macan T logo on the side trim. It also comes with 20-inch dark titanium alloy wheels as standard.

    Australian-spec Macan T models come with an 18-inch collapsible spare wheel, keyless entry and start, as well as auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors.

    There are a total of 13 different exterior paint colours the Macan T can be ordered with.

    Inside, there’s exclusive upholstery based on the Macan’s black leather package, and the headrests feature an embossed Porsche crest.

    The inserts of the front seats and the outboard rear seats can also be optioned with the Sport-Tex Stripe pattern as part of the Macan T interior package, which includes decorative silver stitching on the seats, headrests and steering wheel.

    Heated, eight-way power adjustable front sport seats are standard, with Australian-spec Macan T models also receiving standard memory for the driver’s seat.

    Ahead of the driver is a heated sports steering wheel, with a Sport Chrono stopwatch in the upper part of the dashboard. As standard, Australian-spec Macan T models get the piano black interior package.

    The door sills are finished in black aluminium as standard and have a Macan T logo on them.

    Like the rest of the Macan range, the T features a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs the latest version of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system.

    It also has satellite navigation, digital radio and Apple CarPlay as standard.

    Optional interior features include a GT sports steering wheel in Race-Tex with carbon trims and an ioniser.

    Standard safety features on the Macan T include the following:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Surround-view camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

    Porsche revealed the refreshed Macan medium SUV in July 2021, which brought with it a restyled front fascia and rear diffuser. Inside, touch-capacitive buttons took over along with a redesigned centre console and shorter gear selector.

    There’s also an upcoming electric Macan that’ll share the Audi and Porsche co-developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture with the Audi Q6 E-Tron. It’s set to launch in 2022.


    • 2022 Porsche Macan: $84,800
    • 2022 Porsche Macan T: $91,500
    • 2022 Porsche Macan S: $105,800
    • 2022 Porsche Macan GTS: $129,800

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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