Porsche Macan T 2023 is the first four-door Porsche that wears the “T” badge. Before, the T models were reserving for the 718 twins and the 911. Moreover, it also stands for “Touring.” Plus it does signal an entry-level model which is imbued with more agile handling and a sportier look.
Porsche Macan T – Affordable Performance Model
The T is really meaning to be a cost-effective performance model. It is based on the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder base model. Also, the power is the same as the base Macan at 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. However, the T is not about added speed.
The Porsche does fit its Porsche Active Suspension Management. It is to make the Macan T handle better. It is a system that is standard equipment. Also, when you option the adaptive air suspension on top of PASM, it is also fitting with model-specific anti-roll bars. They are stiffening to decrease body roll. Then also increase handling sharpness. Moreover, the Porsche Traction Management system does get its own T-specific tuning which does increases the power bias to the rear axle. Then, if you want to take it even further, you can then option Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus that’s been modifying for the T model to better handle even further.
Sport Chrono Package
The other notable standard equipment is the Sport Chrono Package. It gets you the Porsche’s launch control for a 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds. Plus, it does come with model-exclusive 20-inch Macan S wheels in “dark titanium.” The exclusivity is in the titanium paint finish.
However, the Macan T does use contrast trim painted in Agate Gray Metallic to really set itself apart. That is when it comes to appearance upgrades. Then you will find this finish on the front bumper trim, side mirrors, side blades, roof spoiler, and rear logo. Then, the now-standard Sport tailpipes are rea;ly painted in high gloss black, and so are the window surrounds.
The interior features eight-way power and heated sport seats which are upholstering in a Sport-Tex Stripe pattern. The silver stitching is meant to mimic the gray paint outside is used on the seats. Also on the steering wheel and headrest, the last of which is embossing with the Porsche crest. The steering wheel is a heating GT Sport wheel, and the door sills are then done in black aluminum with a “Macan T” logo embossing in them.