The big news with this revised model is that the Macan range no longer offers a diesel, this in line with the brand's current policy of deleting apparently planet-polluting diesel from all its models. Unfortunately, (for the time being at least), the company hasn't offered customers a Plug-in hybrid powertrain instead. So buyers must, initially anyway, choose from three petrol powerplants. Most will opt for the entry-level 2.0-litre turbo unit which offers 245hp, gets to 62mph in 6.7s and reaches 139mph flat out. If that really isn't fast enough for you, then there's a mid-range Macan S model which uses the 3.0 V6 unit from the larger Cayenne, here with 351hp. Or there's the top Macan Turbo, which borrows its 2.9-litre twin turbo V6 from the Audi R S4, but here uses it in 434hp form. All variants get a revised chassis with newly developed tyres, a package that should put this model even further ahead of its rivals from a dynamic perspective.
All models come with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, with a Sport button to sharpen shift times, throttle response and steering. Four-wheel drive is standard on all cars, although in normal road conditions, 100% of torque is directed to the rear axle. Should momentary slip be detected, a clutch pack locks, which can then send up to 100 per cent of torque to the front axle. There's also a torque vectoring system, while a torque vectoring rear differential is an option. There is a dedicated off-road mode, which optimises the torque split and gearbox shift points to better optimise grip and torque when it gets really slippery. Standard steel springs with passive dampers are standard on the S models, with adaptive dampers an option, while the Turbo gets full air suspension.