2017 Porsche Macan Gets Brand-New Auto Technology!
December 8, 2015
Porsche announced that it will be releasing a GTS version of its compact crossover Macan. The vehicle will feature some tweaks to the engine, and will include some pretty futuristic auto technology.
Fans of the German automaker know that Porsche’s GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) models boast more power, speed and reliability than traditional versions. In fact, the auto manufacturer has created GTS versions of many of its most popular models, including the Boxter, Cayman, 911, Panamera, and Cayenne.
The new Porsche Macan will also get an overall aesthetic boost on both the interior and exterior, giving it more style to compliment the power that’s under the hood.
If you’re planning pursue an automotive career, read on to learn more about the engine that will be featured in the 2017 Porsche Macan once it has undergone the GTS upgrade. And, get the inside scoop on the car’s new tech and luxury features.
Students in Auto Technician Courses Will Want to Work on Macan’s Engine
The original Macan was well-received when it launched in 2014. It was intended to offer consumers a compact, sportier alternative to the Cayenne. The Macan quickly grew in popularity, and high demand has deemed it responsible for Porsche’s sales growth during certain months since its release.
The new GTS version will feature the same twin-turbocharged V6 as the Macan S, but with a revamped ECU that will give it more torque and allow it to produce 369 horsepower. The engine will be paired with Porsche’s 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, which will get the Macan GTS to 97 km/h in just 4.8 seconds.
The crossover will also be available with a Porsche Sport Chrono package—students enrolled in auto technician courses may already know that this allows drivers to press a button and experience tighter steering and faster shifting. The vehicle will have a top speed of 256 km/h.
The GTS will sit half an inch closer to the ground, compared to both the Macan S and Turbo models. In addition, the car will feature bold red break calipers for added style. The front brakes will have 14.2-inch rotors, which will enhance braking, with 13.0-inch pieces in the rear.
A Sharp New Look For the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS
On the outside, most of the changes made to the Macan will be familiar to anyone who has seen other Porsche GTS models. The windows will be tinted and they’ll feature black trim, and the car will come with black 20-inch wheels. Matte black embellishments will grace each door, and the car will have a GTS logo in black gloss. The smooth, rounded look of the front end will be accented with standard LED headlamps.
Macan Cabin Upgrades: Featuring Impressive New Auto Technology
The cabin upgrades that will be made to the Macan GTS will showcase the automaker’s ability to consistently combine luxury and sport. The car’s sport seats will be covered in microsuede, with GTS logos featured in the headrests. The tachometer dial has been made slightly fancier, and there will also be upgraded seatbelts.
The compact crossover will have navigation system options, as well as the option to have Apple CarPlay for the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. This system will be displayed on a 7-inch screen.
Students interested in auto technology might find it strange that a backup camera has yet to be offered as an option with the standard Macan—however, it will be an option for the 2017 Macan GTS. Standard driver assist features are part of the bundle, including lane departure warning and both front and rear parking sensors. The Macan GTS will go on sale next spring.
Check out this video debut of the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS”
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