Less than two months after the Malaysian debut of the facelifted Porsche Macan in base guise, Porsche importer and distributor in Malaysia Sime Darby Auto Performance has introduced the Macan S into the country, priced at RM625,000, excluding registration, road tax and insurance.

The Macan S packs a 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 petrol, with the turbocharger located within the cylinder banks for shorter tracts and therefore better throttle response. The six-cylinder mill produces 354 hp and 480 Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. This propels the Macan S from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono pack fitted, and top speed is 254 km/h; combined CO2 emissions are rated at 204 g/km, while combined fuel consumption is rated at 8.9 litres per 100 km.

The Macan S chassis features staggered-width wheels and tyres with Porsche Traction Management for its all-wheel drive. Its PASM ride height-adjustable air suspension features active damper control, while Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus is also optionally available for further improved handling.

Compared to its predecessor, the 2019 Macan S gains larger front brake discs, now measuring 10 mm larger at 360 mm in diameter and 2 mm thicker to 36 mm. Particular attention has been paid to brake pedal feel, where a firm connection gives the driver a more precise pressure point, says Porsche. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system can be optioned at extra cost for even stronger braking performance.

As with the facelifted base model, the revised Macan S gets updated front and rear bumpers to add visual width, while the rear end similarly receives a three-dimensional light panel. Four-point LED designs are used at both ends, with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System Plus optional for headlamps.

Likewise, the Macan S interior also gains the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) which houses a 10.9-inch touchscreen display in place of the previous, smaller unit, with the air-conditioning vents relocated accordingly to accommodate the wider display. For the driver, the GT sports steering wheel includes the Sport Response button and mode dial as part of the Sport Chrono package.

The starting price includes the Premium Package, which comes with a four-year warranty and maintenance package. Thus equipped, the Macan S for the Malaysian market comes with 14-way power adjustable seats, the comfort lighting package, Power Steering Plus, Park Assist including reversing camera, self-dimming mirrors and Bose surround sound system.

We’ve sampled the 2019 Porsche Macan in both base and S guises in Mallorca, Spain; read our drive impressions, here.

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