Love this car. I have owned BMW's for 35 years, most recently a 640. I decided on the Macan and was going to get the S, but chose to load up with seats, executive package, stereo, 20" Sypder wheels, etc. The power difference between the Macan and the S, to me, was negligible. Think I'm a confirmed Porsche man....
OK, other SUVs get slightly better gas mileage and a bit more cargo space. But, no SUV can touch the Macan S in drivability. It's very fast. Never any lean or lag. Great smooth ride, not bouncy. The steering is just right in effort and road hold and feedback. Braking is strong. Love the dry sump oil pumps that make the car quieter and accelerate better. Two turbos for extra torque and agility. I tested all the luxury SUVs and the Macan S immediately stood out. I was blown away when I drove it.
This car is very quiet, has excellent acceleration and handles like the Cayman (which I also own). This car replaced a 2017 Mercedes GL250 which I regret purchasing. Front seat comfort is exceptionally comfortable even for my 6?7? neighbor that went for a test drive (however, you wouldn?t want to be sitting in the rear seat behind him).
Bought it sight unseen and no test drive. Of course, this is my fifth Porsche in 20 some years. The Macan GTS is unbelievable. Great handling, great mileage, drop it into sport plus mode and blow the doors off almost anything on the road.