0 - 62 mph6.4s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2229 g/km

So here we are at the end of an era. The last update for Porsche's combustion-engined Macan, part of which has brought us this more focused 2.0-litre variant, the Macan T. It might even represent the handling sweet spot in the range - but you'll pay for the privilege.


Porsche's 2.0-litre Macan T defines what a mid-sized premium sports SUV should be. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

So here we are at the end of an era. The last update for Porsche's combustion-engined Macan, part of which has brought us this more focused 2.0-litre variant, the Macan T. It might even represent the handling sweet spot in the range - but you'll pay for the privilege.


Porsche's Macan is a mid-sized SUV model that in the last decade has sold well enough to pay for the electric development that will soon make fossil fuelled versions of it obsolete. But not yet. Late 2021 saw a final update to the combustion models, creating a last-of-the-line range that includes this 2.0-litre Macan T variant. The petrol Macan models will sell alongside the new full-electric Macan Porsche will launch in 2023, before fossil-fuelled Macans gradually get phased out in 2024. So should you grab the opportunity to fuel your Macan while you can? Or wait for a new-era electric one? Well that won't be a hard decision to make if you enjoy your driving. Any future EV Macan will be an impressive device - Porsche's Taycan series has shown us that. But that full-battery Macan will carry a huge amount more weight than this one - and of course will be limited in how far you can drive it between charges. So the Zuffenhausen faithful, people who'd ideally like a Porsche sports car but need five doors and a decent boot, will continue to love the Macan just as it already is. And they'll choose it right at the end of its production run safe in the knowledge that it still the finest handling SUV out there. Especially in Macan T form.

Driving Experience

Ready for T for two? If you're looking at a base 2.0-litre Porsche Macan and thinking of adding the 'PASM' 'Porsche Active Suspension management' adaptive damping system into the mix, it's worth considering the alternative variant with this four cylinder engine, the Macan T we look at here, which comes with 'PASM' as standard, along with a package of more focused dynamic tweaks; a 15mm ride height reduction, stiffer front axle anti-roll bars, an adapted 'PTM' 'Porsche Traction Management' set-up and even more careful chassis tuning for suspension, powertrain and steering. This car's 2.0-litre turbo unit is an engine that must be revved out to do its best work; peak power isn't actually delivered until you get to 5,000 revs, by which time if you've stormed off from rest 62mph will be flashing by. The official sprint time is 6.4s thanks to the inclusion of a Launch Control system within the 7-speed paddleshift PDK auto gearbox that all Macans have to have. Top speed is 144mph.

Design and Build

This more focused 2.0-litre Macan variant gets its own look, with larger dark titanium 20-inch wheels and design elements painted in 'Agate Grey Metallic' for painted front trim elements, the exterior mirrors, the side blades, the roof spoiler and the logos on the rear. There's high gloss black finishing for the sports tailpipes and the side window trims and the side blades feature the 'Macan T' logo in Black. Inside the Macan T, there's upholstery based on Porsche's 'Black leather package'. The centres of the front seats and the outer rear seats feature a 'Sport-Tex Stripe pattern' and the front headrests each have an embossed Porsche crest. The contrasting colour from the exterior continues inside the vehicle in the form of decorative silver stitching on the seats, headrests and steering wheel. Otherwise, things are as with any Macan. Even though this is Porsche's baby SUV, there's plenty of space inside. The car is built on a heavily modified version of the Audi Q5's MLB chassis. It's 4,681mm long and 1,923mm wide, which means it occupies a bigger footprint than its Audi cousin, but the wheelbase is a little smaller, meaning the Audi has a slight edge when it comes to rear seat space. There's a decent 500-litres of room in the boot which extends to 1,500-litres when the rear seats are folded.

Market and Model

Porsche wants £4,000 more for this Macan than you'd pay for a base Macan 2.0-litere, which means you'll need to budget up to around £55,000 for Macan T ownership. Why would you pay that? Well the big draw with that variant is the standard fitment of 'PASM' 'Porsche Active Suspension Management' adaptive damping, which comes with a 15mm body height reduction. You get all the exterior and interior embellishments we covered in our 'Design' section. And standard Macan T equipment also includes a multifunction GT heated sports steering wheel and the Sport Chrono stopwatch in the upper part of the dashboard. The door entry guards come in black aluminium as standard and feature a Macan T logo. As on the ordinary model, the multi-function steering wheel has buttons that activate the 'Porsche Communication Management' infotainment set-up - a 10.9-screen that comes complete with navigation, voice control, internet capability, Bluetooth 'phone connectivity and a 'Sound Package Plus' 10-speaker 150-watt DAB Hi-Fi audio system. There's standard 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring (though not 'Android Auto'). And an included 'Connect Plus' module with LTE and 4G 'phone connectivity, WiFi capability and an integrated SIM card.

Cost of Ownership

Like the ordinary base 2.0-litre petrol-powered Macan, this Macan T model officially achieves up to 28.0mpg on the combined cycle. The WLTP-rated CO2 figure is a best of up to 228g/km. These readings are, for some reason, way off what this engine delivers in other Volkswagen Group models: in an Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro for instance, an identical version of this same powerplant delivers bests of 33.6mpg and 192g/km. Still, you can be pretty sure that this four cylinder unit is as efficient as a powerplant of this size is ever going to get, tweaked in recent times to comply with the current Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulations, which have meant the need for the addition of a particulate filter. There's also demand-based coolant pump control which helps the engine and the catalytic converters reach their optimum operating temperature more quickly. And there's an Auto Start Stop system that switches off the engine as you coast to a stop, rather when you actually come to a halt. The Macan T insurance group is 44E.


The Macan T's handling tweaks have created a variant representing the handling sweet spot in the range, given that the four cylinder models weigh 58.8kgs less than their faster V6 counterparts on the front axle. That makes a lower capacity Macan like this one a little more agile and lighter on its feet. Yes, you get a lot less power with 2.0-litre model like this one - which of course will make you slower down the straights. But when you reach the corners, you'll be able to brake later and turn quicker, which on fast point-to-point roads makes it slightly easier to find a driving rhythm. If you can afford nearly £55,000 for a compact-to-mid-sized SUV of this sort, it's all good.

  • Heated rear window with automatic switch off
  • Rear window wiper with intermittent function and washer jet
  • Front windscreen wipers with two speeds, intermittent wipe and rain sensor
  • Electric front and rear windows with remote closing function + anti trap + one touch

  • Vehicle stability system, Porsche stability management (PSM) including ABS, ASR, ABD, MSR and trailer stability management
  • Porsche hill control (PHC)
  • PTM(Porsche Traction Management) and All-wheel drive with map-controlled multi-plate clutch
  • Internally vented brake discs with diameter of 350mm at front and 330mm at rear
  • Auto hold function
  • Multi-Collision braking
  • Vented discs brake with 4 piston aluminium monobloc fixed caliper at front
  • Vented discs brake with combination floating calipers at rear
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Black painted brake calipers

  • Floor mats with Porsche logo

  • Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation module, mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and voice control system

  • Off-road button

  • Automatic start/stop system
  • Automatic tailgate

  • Analogue clock on dashboard
  • Instrument cluster with high resolution 4.8-inch TFT display,gear indicator for PDK,service interval display,external temperature indicator,fuel gauge
  • eCall emergency call system
  • On board computer

  • Electrically folding and heated exterior mirrors

  • Accent trims with silver coloured finish

  • Gasoline particulate filter
  • Direct fuel injection (DFI)
  • VarioCam camshaft control for inlet and exhaust valves

  • 2 USB sockets in rear centre console
  • Connect Plus including online navigation, LTE communication module with SIM card reader, wireless internet access, Porsche Car Connect services
  • Apple CarPlay with Siri voice recognition
  • Porsche Vehicle Traking System Plus (PVTS Plus)
  • Two USB C charging and connectivity ports in the front centre console storage compartment
  • DAB Digital radio

  • Fully galvanised body
  • Loading edge protection in aluminium
  • High gloss black side window trims
  • Active radiator grille shutters
  • Roof spoiler in agate grey metallic
  • Front with integrated cooling air intakes
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Bumper system with high strength cross members and two deformation elements + One threaded fixture point for towing eye contained in onboard tool kit

  • Front light modules with LED position lights and direction indicators
  • Dynamic cornering lights, speed-sensitive headlight and dynamic range control, adverse weather function, four-point LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlight activation including welcome home lighting
  • High level 3rd LED brake light integrated into roof spoiler

  • Particle/pollen filter with active carbon filter

  • Two integrated cup holders in front with variable diameter
  • Glove compartment
  • Two socket 12V power outlets in front console and luggage compartment
  • Front and rear bottle holders in door panels
  • Storage pocket in front and rear doors
  • Fold up centre console armrest with fore/aft adjustment
  • Cloth hook b-pillar
  • Storage bin in centre console
  • uncovered storage compartment in centre console
  • Storage compartment in side of luggage compartment and storage compartment in spare wheel recess
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Rear armrest with 2 cupholders

  • Lower exterior trim package in black - Macan
  • Sport chrono package including mode switch - Macan T
  • Ambient comfort lighting pack - Macan

  • 3-point automatic seatbelts with front and outer rear seats pretensioners and force limiter + manually height adjustable seatbelt + reminder warning
  • Curtain airbags along entire roof frame and side windows from A pillar to the C pillar
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation facility for installation of child seats indicator in overhead console
  • Front side airbags integrated into seat
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Full size driver and passenger airbags
  • Side impact protection in doors
  • Roll over sensor for curtain airbag and seatbelt pretensioners

  • 3 rear seats
  • Front headrests
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat
  • 3 adjustable rear headrests
  • Isofix fastening system for child seats on outer rear seats
  • 8-way GTS Sports front electric seats
  • Front passenger seat

  • Engine immobiliser with key transponder
  • Alarm system with ultrasonic interior surveillance
  • Remote control central locking

  • Towbar preparation

  • 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with automatic mode and manual controls (gearshift paddles) on steering wheel

  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL: 313
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH: 315
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL: 224
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH: 239
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL: 199
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH: 211
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL: 227
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH: 240
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 242
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 229
  • NOx: 0.012
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • CC: 1984

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL: 20.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH: 20.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL: 28.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH: 26.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL: 32.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH: 30.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL: 28.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH: 26.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 28
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 26.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL: 13.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH: 13.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL: 9.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH: 10.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL: 8.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH: 9.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL: 10
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH: 10.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 10.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 10.7

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 44E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 20000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 265
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: T
  • Coin Description: N
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Power - BHP: 265
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.4
  • Top Speed: 144
  • Engine Power - KW: 195
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque - NM: 400
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1800

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Tyre Size Spare: N
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: MACAN S
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Wheelbase: 2807
  • Length: 4726
  • Width: 1927
  • Width (including mirrors): 2097
  • Height: 1606

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 488
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 65
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1503
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1865

  • Heated windscreen: £303
  • Privacy glass: £333
  • Acoustically insulating laminated privacy glass: £1,049
  • Acoustically insulating laminated glass: £716

  • Porsche surface coated brake (PSCB): £2,105

  • Adaptive air suspension with levelling system and height adjustment with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM): £1,044
  • Steel spring suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive damping and 15mm lowered ride height: Included

  • Park assist including surround view: £884
  • Lane keeping assistant (LKA): £413
  • Front and rear park assist with visual and audible warning: Included
  • Power steering plus: £185
  • Adaptive cruise control: £606
  • Power Steering: Included
  • Cruise control + speed limiter: Included
  • Lane departure warning system: Included
  • Reversing camera: £362
  • Lane change assistant: £413
  • Active park assist: £245

  • Homelink (programmable garage door opener): £203

  • Integrated cluster of three round instruments with black rev counter: Included
  • Speed limit indicator: £185
  • Mojave beige rev counter instrument dial: £345
  • Bordeaux red rev counter instrument dial: £345
  • White rev counter instrument dial: £345
  • Compass / Sport chrono dial in white: £245
  • Compass / Sport chrono dial in bordeaux red: £245
  • Compass / Sport chrono dial in mojave beige: £245

  • Sport design exterior mirrors with mirror base painted in agate grey metallic: Included
  • Sport design exterior mirrors painted in high gloss black: £0
  • Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrors: £252

  • Porsche crest logo on centre console armrest: £189

  • 65 litre fuel tank: Included
  • 75 litre fuel tank: £84

  • Burmester 3D high end surround sound system: £3,359
  • BOSE sound system: £834
  • Sound package plus with 10 speakers, integrated amplifier and digital signal processing + 150 watts: Included
  • Smartphone compartment with wireless charging: £354

  • Front apron painted in exterior colour: £270
  • Rear apron painted in mid section: £270
  • Illuminated door sill guard in carbon: £716
  • Panoramic roof system: £1,166
  • Door handles painted in high gloss black: £168
  • Front apron middle section painted in agate grey: Included
  • Porsche logo and model designation on tailgate in agate grey: Included
  • Sideblades painted in agate grey metallic with macan T designation: Included
  • Two gloss black twin sports tailpipes: Included
  • Metallic custom paint: £6,228
  • Non-metallic custom paint: £6,228
  • Exclusive design fuel filler cap: £93
  • Metallic paint: £674
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Model designation deletion: £0
  • Special metallic paint: £1,676
  • Running boards: £725
  • Side skirts in sport design: £581
  • Sideblades in body colour: £0
  • Sideblades in Carbon: £429
  • Sports exhaust system in black: £1,154
  • Aluminium roof rails in high gloss black: £245
  • Sideblades in High gloss black: £0

  • Three dimensional LED taillight with integrated 4 point brake lights and lighting strip: Included
  • PORSCHE logo LED door courtesy lights: £203
  • LED main headlights with Porsche dynamic light system (PDLS): Included
  • Tinted LED taillights including light strip: £539
  • LED main headlights including porsche dynamic light system plus (PDLS plus): £320
  • Tinted LED headlights including Porsche dynamic light system plus (PDLS Plus): £618

  • 3 zone auto climate control separate temperature setting+air recirculation include quality sensor, airflow regulation+AC MAX button+humidity sensor: Included
  • Air Ioniser: £203

  • Fabric roof lining: Included
  • Extended leather upholstery: £1,154
  • Two tone leather upholstery: £161
  • Leather upholstery: £0
  • PDK gear selector in leather and carbon: £380
  • PDK gear selector in race-tex and carbon: £380
  • Heated multifunctional steering wheel with shift paddles and manual height and reach adjustment: Included
  • Door sill guards in black aluminium with Macan T logo: Included
  • Race tex roof lining: £926
  • Illuminated in black brushed aluminium door sill guards: £294
  • Two tone extended leather upholstery with leather interior: £1,457
  • Extended leather upholstery with contrast stitching: £2,592
  • Race tex heated GT sports steering wheel: £336
  • Leather interior with contrast stitching: £1,229
  • Heated steering wheel with carbon trim: £438
  • Loadspace management system: £228
  • Mechanical roll up sunblind for rear side windows: £185
  • Heated multifunction GT sports steering wheel in alcantara with matt carbon panel: £774

  • 14 way electric front comfort seats with memory package - Macan: £1,044
  • 18 way electric adaptive sports seats with memory package - Macan: £1,263
  • Painted exterior package with Sport design side skirts - Macan: £1,119
  • Exterior trim package painted in exterior colour with gloss black - Macan: £1,119
  • Black interior pack - Macan: Included
  • Macan T interior trim package - Macan: Included
  • Non-smoker package: Included
  • Storage Pack: £168
  • Smokers pack: £30
  • Driver memory pack - Macan: £228
  • Carbon interior pack - Macan: £926
  • Brushed aluminium interior pack - Macan: £329
  • High gloss black interior pack - Macan: £329

  • Porsche metallic - Carrara white: £674
  • Porsche metallic - Volcano Grey: £674
  • Porsche metallic - Dolomite silver: £674
  • Porsche metallic - Night Blue: £674
  • Porsche metallic - Mahogany: £674
  • Porsche metallic - Jet Black: £674
  • Porsche metallic - Papaya: £674
  • Porsche metallic - Gentian Blue: £674

  • Porsche solid - White: £0
  • Porsche solid - Black: £0

  • Porsche special metallic - Miami Blue: £1,676
  • Porsche special metallic - Carmine red: £1,676
  • Porsche special metallic - Crayon: £1,676
  • Metallic custom paint - custom: £6,228
  • Non-metallic custom paint - custom: £6,228

  • Seatbelts in Miami blue: £312
  • Seatbelts in Mojave Beige: £312
  • Seatbelts in Bordeaux Red: £312
  • Seatbelts in Agate Grey: £312
  • Seatbelts in Pebble grey: £312
  • Rear side airbags: £287
  • Fire extinguisher: £105

  • Heated front and rear seats: £294
  • Heated front seats: Included
  • Front seat ventilation: £639
  • Porsche crest embossed in front headrests: Included
  • Porsche crest embossed in front and rear headrests: £161

  • Comfort access system: £455

  • Electrically extending towbar system: £858

  • Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus): £1,052

  • Leather upholstery - Black: £0
  • Two tone leather interior - Black / Bordeaux red: £161
  • Two tone extended leather with leather interior - Black/Pebble grey: £1,457
  • Two tone extended leather with leather interior - Black/Bordeaux red: £1,457
  • Two tone extended leather with leather interior - Black/mojave beige: £1,457
  • Extended leather upholstery - Black: £1,154
  • Extended leather upholstery - Agate grey: £1,154
  • Extended leather upholstery - Black with contrast stitching in Gentian blue: £2,592
  • Extended leather upholstery - Black with contrast stitching in Crayon: £2,592
  • Extended leather upholstery - Black with contrast stitching in Papaya: £2,592
  • Two tone leather upholstery - Black/Mojave beige: £161
  • Leather interior - Black with contrast stitching in Gentian Blue: £1,229
  • Leather package - Black with contrast stitching in Crayon: £1,229
  • Leather package - Black with contrast stitching in Papaya: £1,229
  • Macan T Leather interior trim pack - Black and striped sport-tex seat centres with contrast stitching in silver: £0

  • Tyre sealing compound and electric compressor: £42
  • Wheel centres with full colour Porsche crest: £114

  • 21" 911 Turbo design alloy wheels: £977
  • 21" RS Spyder design alloy wheels: £639
  • 20" Macan sport wheels painted in Satin platinum: £387
  • 20" Macan S alloy wheels in High gloss black: £921
  • 20" Macan S alloy wheels in Jet black: £921
  • 20" Macan S alloy wheels painted in Dark titanium: £387
  • 20" Macan S alloy wheels in Vesuvius grey: £921
  • 20" Macan S alloy wheels painted in Neodyme: £921
  • 20" Macan S alloy wheels painted in exterior colour: £921
  • 21" Exclusive design sport wheels in Platinum silver: £753
  • 21" Exclusive design sport wheels painted in Neodyme: £1,595
  • 21" Exclusive design sport wheels painted in High gloss black: £1,595
  • 21" Exclusive design sport wheels painted in Vesuvius grey: £1,595
  • 21" Exclusive design sport wheels painted in Jet black: £1,595
  • 21" Exclusive design sport wheels painted in exterior colour: £1,595
  • 20" Macan S alloy wheels in Dark titanium: Included

  • 19" collapsible spare tyre: £245
  • 18" collapsible spare tyre: £161

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