With the Macan likely to become Porsche's best seller, aftermarket tuning companies were always going to be all over the high-performance crossover like a bolt-on arch kit. Porsche specialist TechArt is amongst the first to release details of its offerings for the hottest Turbo and more efficient S Diesel.
Macan S Diesel
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The S Diesel is the latest Macan to receive a TechArt fettling. Porsche’s 3-litre V6 turbo diesel is no slouch, but with TechArt’s Power Kit (B95/SD1) that includes their engine management system and wiring harness, the vehicle’s power rises a substantial 41bhp and increases torque by 66lb ft. Overall power is lifted to 296bhp and torque is rated at an impressive 494l ft, sure to provide effortless overtaking abilities in any given situation.
TechArt’s ample hike in power gives the Macan S Diesel a 0-62mph time of 5.7sec (in Sport Plus Mode), a 0.4sec lead over the standard car, while increasing top speed by 5 to 147mph. If Sport or Sport Plus modes are disengaged the vehicle operates as standard while keeping intact the Macan’s original service and diagnostic capabilities.
The engine’s electronic protection features remain intact once the kit is installed and is also backed by a two-year limited warranty. TechArt, additionally grants warranty on damages to engine or gearbox, albeit based on their own warranty terms.
Power of the already more potent Macan Turbo is boosted with an ECU remap by 49bhp to 443bhp and torque by 51lb ft to 457lb ft. That should see the modified Macan Turbo complete the 0-62 sprint in 4.4sec and race onto a 168mph top speed, some four tenths and 3mph faster than standard. That performance is only accessible in Sport and Sport Plus modes however, with the standard mode returning the car to Porsche's standard state of tune.
Also available will be a new stainless steel sports exhaust with the option for an electronically controlled valve that can be opened for a sportier tone. Ride-height can also be adjusted thanks to a new air suspension module that can lower the car by 20mm in normal mode, 30mm in Sport and a whopping 60mm when parked. That'll be sure to confuse passers-by who think they've just seen an obese Cayman...
Elsewhere outside, TechArt will add new front and rear spoilers, skirts, a new diffuser and mirror covers (available in carbon or body colour) and painted calipers, as well as a choice of several aftermarket alloys available in 20- or 21-inch diameters.
Inside, buyers are offered a wide amount of customisation options, including choices for leather, stitching (how's luminous green for you, sir?) and dial details. Aluminium pedals, illuminated door sills, new floor mats and a three spoke steering wheel also feature.
The range of TechArt Porsche Macan S Diesel and Turbo mods will be available in the first quarter of 2015, with mods for the petrol Macan S due to follow later in the year. Prices for the parts remain unconfirmed for now. In standard form the Porsche Macan Diesel S costs £43,648 and Turbo £59,648.