Porsche Exclusive: 2016 Porsche Macan S

My disdain for the common SUV is well documented here on GCFSB, but a funny thing happened in 2014. Porsche released the Macan. At first glance, I wrote this car off as a smaller Cayenne. And yes, I’ll call this a car because anyone who has seen one in real life knows about its compact dimensions. My attraction to the Macan has grown over time to the point that I would be tempted to pull the trigger if a 6-speed manual were available. I’m not writing off the perfectly fine 7-speed PDK transmission, but three pedals is really how I’d prefer my car to be configured, especially if I’m going to drop down this much coin. Nevertheless, after a discussion with my father, the Macan is a serious contender to replace my mother’s trusty 17 year old C-class. So maybe a Porsche will finally wind up in the family somewhere after all. If you’re looking to be shouty about your P-car purchase, check out this Macan S for sale painted in a vibrant Paint to Sample hue of Gulf Orange.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2016 Porsche Macan S on Cars.com

Year: 2016
Model: Macan S
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Mileage: 16 mi
Price: $84,500

2016 Porsche Macan S Exterior Paint to Sample in Gulf Orange. Standard Interior with Agate Grey with Alcantara Suede Inserts. This is possibly the only Gulf Orange Macan in the entire world. Custom ordered through the Porsche Exclusives Program and taking over 10 months to produce. Gulf Orange paint is contrasted by the 21″ Sport Classic Wheels in Black with Black Roof Rails and the window trim done in High-Gloss Black. This example is well equipped with the Sport Design Package with Side Skirts along with the side blades painted in the exterior color to match. Other options include the panoramic sunroof, seat heating for the front seats, Bose Surround Sound System with SiriusXM satellite radio and the exclusive gear selector in Aluminum finish. The 3.0 liter engine produces 340 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. This makes for a sporty SUV that drives closer to sports car than an SUV. With only 16 miles, this vehicle is essentially new!

Interestingly, the Macan was the first Porsche to be sold with a four-cylinder engine since 968 production ended in 1995. This Macan S, however, is powered by the 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 that cranks out 340 horsepower and is good for a 0-60 sprint of just over five seconds. I’ve gotta say that while I’m not an orange kind of guy, if you’re going to have a Porsche, have some fun with it. The usual shades of black, silver and white that you see often see new Porsches painted in is wearing thin on me. You would be more of a target with the cops, but this Macan is certainly unique. At over $80,000, this is heady territory for a car that starts out at $55,450 with no options. But it’s well known that the minute you start adding options on to a Porsche or dabble with the Porsche Exclusive options, you can easily add $20,000 or more to the tab in a matter of seconds. Is it worth the premium in this case to be different? You decide.

-Paul

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8 Comments

  1. The MSRP on this car was $72,530 they’re looking for about a $12k premium because its orange? and you can have it now. Thats hysterical. I have build slots available for a Macan S you can have painted orange and I’ll even discount from MSRP and it will be a 2017 with the new PCM system.

    By the way the Macan is a great driver. I was shocked when I first drove it. This thing drives like a sports car… or as close as you’ll get in a package this size. No plowing through the turns like a typical SUV. Nice growl from the Stock Macan S exhaust. Even $72k is pretty steep for a Macan S.

  2. I mean if she were my mom I would surprise her with a gorgeous 190e 2.6 and tell her it’s her awesome new car.

  3. We surprised my mom with a nice new A8L last summer for her retirement! It was a great day. Okay so my dad did, I just got the car for them. We had to pry the keys for her 2004 CTS from her hands.

  4. Agree on the comments about the premium being asked for this one.

    These things are awesome (I have no commercial affiliation with Porsche at all) and if you are at all on the fence, do not test drive one. You’ll end up bring it home. Happened to my wife.

  5. I always look at the macan and think its just a tall-riding (and much faster) alternative to my mkVI GTI. I like them but I just don’t see much benefit for the extra $60k

  6. For the money I would want to spec mine out the way I wanted it. I’ve looked on the Porsche site and there are a lot of a la carte choices.

  7. The Macan 4 cylinder is not yet available in the US.

  8. The 4 cyl will be in the US in a couple weeks

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