2016 Porsche Macan GTS 25

Along with the facelifted Porsche 911 Carrera, Sime Darby Auto Performance also introduced a new variant to the Macan line-up. The Porsche Macan GTS is now available in Malaysia priced at RM710,000 nett, without on-the-road fees or insurance.

Visually, the Macan GTS gets matte black 20-inch RS Spyder wheels. In other areas, there are black exterior accents found on the bodywork. Also standard is the Sport Design package in GTS-specific colouring. Similar to the recently revised Macan, Porsche’s dynamic LED headlamps are available as an option.

Inside, GTS sport seats covered in Alcantara and leather further highlight the sporty persona. Both materials are also featured on various parts of trim as well, along with a few carbon-fibre pieces to match. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system is standard here as well, with a seven-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay compatibility and navigation function.

Placed alongside a standard Macan, you’ll notice that the GTS rides 15 mm lower – courtesy of a sportier revision of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis.

Under the hood, the Macan GTS adopts an uprated version of the Macan S’ 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine. Here, the mill churns out 360 hp and 500 Nm of torque (from 340 hp/460 Nm).

Power goes to all four wheels via the German carmaker’s PDK dual-clutch transmission. In terms of performance, the century sprint is done and dusted in just 5.2 seconds, and 5.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package. Top speed is 256 km/h.

To repeat, the new Porsche Macan GTS is priced at RM710,000 nett, without on-the-road costs. A four-year warranty as well as a four-year free service, parts and maintenance package is included in the price.