Porsche Unveils New 2017 Macan GTS
Want a family-friendly vehicle that is fun to drive? Porsche has announced it’s stepping up its game with the already sporty Macan with the new 2017 Macan GTS.
According to the manufacturer, the new Macan GTS is based on the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine in the Macan S but features a unique calibration allowing the engine to develop 360 hp at 6000 rpm and 369 lb.-ft. of torque between a broad 1650-4000 rpm. The rest of the powertrain is the same as the Macan Turbo meaning the Macan GTS can get to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
Standard features included with the Macan GTS that make the ride a sportier experience include air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and a Macan GTS specific suspension tuning.
When you pass a Macan GTS on the highway (or should we say attempt to pass) you’ll notice it’s characteristically black exterior accents including high gloss black window trim, GTS designation on the rear, 20″ RS Spyder Design wheels finished in Satin Black and side blades in contrasting black.
The Macan GTS will be available with optional LED headlights that feature Porsche’s unique four-point daytime running lights, as well as a cornering light function.
In the cabin buyers will find standard leather package and GTS sport seats with Alcantara® seat centers and GTS logos on the headrests. An optional GTS interior package, featuring a Carmine Red tachometer and deviated stitching, seat belts, and embroidered GTS logos on the headrests is also available.
The standard Porsche Communication Management system includes Sound Package Plus, eight speakers, a USB and aux-in interface, SiriusXM® and HD radio™, and Bluetooth® capability. An optional PCM with Navigation module includes a hard-drive based navigation system that supports 3D navigation display, satellite image overlays, and dynamic route calculation.
Two connectivity systems are optional: available for the standard PCM is Porsche Connect, which provides Apple CarPlay™ integration. Porsche Connect Plus is available for the PCM with Navigation system. Connect Plus expands on Connect by including a hot-spot capable LTE modem for connectivity. Passengers can surf the web, while the driver can access real-time traffic, and even transfer destinations and calendar appointments from a smartphone into the PCM.
The 2017 Macan GTS goes on sale in March 2016, with a base MSRP of $67,200 excluding a destination change.