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The Porsche Macan family has just gotten bigger and merrier with the introduction of the new Macan GTS, which slots in between the S and the Turbo models.

Setting itself apart from the base model, the Macan GTS is embellished with a smattering of black exterior accents on the window trim, the rear hatch as well as the side blades. Even the 20-inch RS Spyder wheels are finished in satin black.

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Inside, the crossover gets leather upholstery as standard, sport seats with Alcantara trim on the centre and GTS logos on the headrests. Its list of cabin equipment include the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, eight speakers and the usual USB/Bluetooth connectivity. An optional package adds a hard-drive based navigation system that supports 3D navigation display, satellite image overlays, and dynamic route calculation.

Powering the Macan GTS is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that puts out 360 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 Nm of torque between 1,650 and 4,000 rpm. To put it into perspective, the GTS makes 20 more hp than the S but 40 less than the top dog Turbo.

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A seven-speed dual clutch transmission channels the output to all four wheels, sending the Macan GTS to 100 km/h from a standstill in five seconds flat or 4.8 with the optional Sport Chrono package.

To match its lively performance, the crossover is fitted with 360 mm rotors, with six-piston fixed calipers up front and 330 mm rotors, with single-piston calipers at the rear. It is also interesting to note that the Macan GTS is 10 mm lower than the Turbo thanks to the standard air suspension.





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