Best Performance Upgrades for Porsche Macan. Our List of Top Sellers

The Porsche Macan is a compact SUV launched in 2014 to subsidize the great sales success of the larger Porsche Cayenne released way back in 2004.

A Porsche SUV was first frowned upon by Porsche purists but the Cayenne soon proved to be a hot seller giving Porsche much needed profit. 

As smaller crossover type vehicles became popular Porsche entered the niche with an aggressive looking, Audi Q5 sized offering called Macan.

It was first shown to the public at the Los Angeles auto show and Tokyo motor show in 2013. 

Early models were called Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo. A Macan Diesel and GTS version soon followed.

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In this article I wanted to create a short list of performance upgrades for Porsche Macan that really improve the driving experience. These upgrades were also our top selling products for Macan in 2023. 

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Here is a list of our best selling Porsche Macan performance upgrades:


1. Eibach Lowering Springs

Fits base, S, GTS, and Turbo.

Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs are legendary in the suspension world and are a top selling item for us year after year.

Give your Macan a tasteful lowered look and improved handling that gives a factory like ride with just a bit more stiffness. 

Eibach spring kits are engineered to work great with factory or aftermarket shocks. 

Progressive rate coil spring design and precision tuned spring weights offer a sweet spot balance of improving performance and maintaining ride comfort.

Depending on application, lowering amounts are kept within safe geometry ranges, usually between 1-1.5 inches (25-38mm).

Engineered and manufactured to the highest standards that produce a durable, long-lasting spring that won't squeak, rattle, crack, or break.

Eibach offers a million mile warranty for material and manufacturing defects. 

Finished in a durable powder coating that offers long-term corrosion resistance in any conditions.

The best lowering springs for Porsche Macan are at MGC.

How much does it cost to install lowering springs? Typically 450-600 dollars.


2. H&R Adjustable Lowering Springs

Want ride height adjustability like a coilover at a fraction of the cost?

1.6-2.4 Inches (40.6-60.9 mm) front lowering range.

1.2-2 Inches (30.4-50.8 mm) rear lowering range.

Fits PASM active suspension equipped Macan only.

Fits Macan S/Turbo 3.0S/3.6T/2.0T 95B

These H&R VTF adjustable lowering spring kits were designed to work flawlessly with your factory electronic shocks.

Progressive rate coil spring design maintains a factory smooth ride.

Precision adjustment collars and spring perches make changing the ride height quick and simple.

Light weight, high tensile strength alloy is used for dependable performance and long life.

Finished in a durable, red powder coating, these kits come with everything you need for a clean installation. Lowering a Porsche Macan looks amazing. 


3. Bilstein B16 Damptronic Coilovers



Fits Macan base, S, GTS, and Turbo models. 

For owners with PASM active suspension looking for coilovers that maintain PASM functionality.

Other standard coilover kits defeat PASM function and require a cancellation kit to eliminate dash lights. 

A complete plug and play coilover kit that works seamlessly with your factory PASM active suspension system. One of the best coilover kits for Porsche Macan. 

This kit is also ride height adjustable for a look you'll love. 

Inverted, gas pressurized mono tube dampers are matched with progressive rate coil springs for superior handling.

Zinc based, triple coated corrosion resistance is used for long service life.

Finely threaded shock bodies and a supplied spanner wrench make height adjustments easy.

Complete suspension control from one race inspired kit by Bilstein.


4. KW V1 Coilovers

This is KW's entry level coilover option, but don't mistake it for a generic, mass produced kit that isn't designed and engineered just for your Porsche Macan.

With 30-70mm of lowering range, this kit has preset shock damping and spring rates for a perfect balance of comfort and performance.

Stainless steel shock bodies and corrosion resistant springs ensure a lifetime of coilover happiness.

Dirt repelling, friction optimized trapezoidal shock body threads make height adjustments easy by requiring less force, even after years of use.

KW is the gold standard for coilovers, and they're available for your Macan at MGC.

This kit will defeat PASM and will require a cancellation kit to eliminate a dash light for PASM. Direct replacement for Macan with standard suspension. 


5. BMC High Flow Air Filters

Available for 2.0T/S/GTS/Turbo 2015+

Refresh kits to wash and re-oil the filters are also available. 

A tasteful increase of induction noise that you will love to listen to. 

Upgrade your Macan S / GTS / Turbo with direct, drop in performance air filters designed to safely increase air flow to the engine for increased response and power.

OEM air filters are made of paper and their main function is to protect the engine. These filters have high resistance to the air flow, which reduces the inlet pressure and reduces the engine’s performance.

BMC’s air filters provide a considerably greater amount of air flow. BMC air filters are produced using a “Full Moulding” system that enables the characteristic red filter to be realized from a single mold with no welded joints thus avoiding breakage.

The rubber used in BMC air filtering systems has a long life, is very durable and has optimum adhesion characteristics to all shapes of air boxes.

BMC filters are made of a multi-layered cotton gauze soaked with low viscosity oil covered with an epoxy coated alloy mesh to ensure protection from petrol fumes and oxidization due to air humidity. 

The cotton has a larger plot, which favors the passage of a large flow of air and through the combination of different layers containing oil, ensures the stoppage of all the impurities from 7 microns up.

To date, this concept is the best solution for both better filtration and higher performance.


6. SOUL Performance Down Pipe


Unlock more turbo sound, flat four aggression, and increased response with a bolt in catalytic converter delete down pipe for your Macan 2.0T.

+  Fits all Porsche Macan 2.0T vehicles (2016-2018)

All Soul components are backed by the industry’s best lifetime warranty 


United States based customers purchasing this product are required to sign and submit a  Catless Exhaust Component Waiver here.

Orders do not ship until waiver is received.

DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING:  The Macan is rather quiet in factory format.

Eliminating the restrictive factory catalytic converter adds to drivability and also unlocks the sweet sounds of the turbo with a major increase in snarling and crackles from the exhaust.

The sound is aggressive without droning in the cabin. Smooth mandrel bent piping encourages better throttle response and a more exciting exhaust note.

Easy to bolt in with no modifications required, this is a great, reversible solution to make your Macan more exciting.

CONSTRUCTION:  Each downpipe is assembled out of mandrel bent, thick wall T304L stainless steel, then rigorously quality checked.

BOLT ON AND GO:  Every downpipe is rigorously quality-checked, tested in a fixture to guarantee fitment, and then foam packed to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.. New hardware is included.

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT?:  This product may trigger a check engine light due to removal of the factory catalytic converter. SOUL suggests a custom ECU tune to disable any check engine lights (for track use only).


+  This product is not CARB certified and may not be legal for use on emissions controlled vehicles; intended for off road use only due to removal of factory catalytic converters

+  Boost spikes can occur as a result of increasing the exhaust flow with a catless downpipe. We highly recommend an ECU tune to not only extract maximum power from this mod, but to have the best possible drivability as well.

Also available: BMC high flow air filter for Porsche Macan 2.0T



7. AWE Tuning Touring Exhaust System



The Macan brought new life to Porsche’s SUV lineup, and AWE needed to breathe better sound and tone into the Macan.

AWE set out to engineer an exhaust suite that embraces the Macan’s bold demeanor while providing a signature AWE soundtrack tailored specifically for Porsche’s lighting-fast seven-speed PDK transmission.

The touring edition exhaust is a complete, direct bolt-on quad outlet, 2.5" cat-back system that features a bespoke X-pipe for enhanced exhaust scavenging, delivering a civilized, smoothed tone throughout the range.

But don't be fooled by its sophisticated swagger, with every tip of the throttle pedal, the touring edition exhaust pushes back.

Tip Options:

Available in chrome or black finish 

All tip options include the AWE logo, and double walling to ensure a mirror finish even under hard usage.

AWE tips are individually adjustable, allowing depth into the bumper to be set according to personal taste.


8. Fabspeed Rear Slip-On Exhaust 


True high flow slip on high performance exhaust system. Improves power, exhaust tone, and saves weight by replacing the heavy OEM stamped mufflers.

Fabspeed Motorsport USA was the 1st company in the world to design and perfect Porsche Macan exhaust systems.




  • Fits all Porsche Macan S 3.0L V6 and GTS / Turbo 2.9L V6 2019-21 models worldwide
  • Improves sportscar sound and driving experience. Puts a major grin and smile on your face.
  • Saves 17lbs versus the factory exhaust system
  • Includes Fabspeed's premium dual wall carbon fiber tips for an upgraded performance aesthetic
  • Full system constructed from T304L stainless steel for maximum performance and durability
  • Includes all clamps and required hardware for final bolt-on installation 
  • All Fabspeed performance products are backed by the Fabspeed Lifetime Warranty


NOTE: Bolt-On Installation - Minor cutting required at factory exhaust break point to install the Fabspeed product (Reference Dimple Locations on OEM)



9. Akrapovic Titanium Evolution Exhaust


Looking for the best exhaust system for Porsche Macan Turbo?

Built from high-grade lightweight titanium to reduce weight, with valve housings cast in an Akrapovic in-house foundry, the Evolution Line exhaust system fits directly onto the Macan’s stock down pipes.

Developed to deliver both power and torque gains throughout the rev range, and significantly reduce the back pressure, it is finished with hand crafted, larger diameter, carbon fiber exhaust tips to enrich the visual enjoyment of the exhaust.

 The exhaust tips have been perfectly crafted and designed to fit beautifully within the optional carbon fiber diffuser. 

The system is a simple plug-and-play operation to fit, and has been designed to meet ECE type approval. An optional Akrapovic Sound Kit is also available.

Product images are taken on GTS model.

Fitment notice: 

The system is designed to replace the factory Porsche sport exhaust system.

For mounting this exhaust system (S-PO/TI/7H) on Porsche Macan Turbo with Non-Sport exhaust system fitting kit P-HF1228 is mandatory.


max. power kW 327.7 / 5800 rpm 328.7 / 5750 rpm + 3.8 / 4900 rpm
HP (m) 445.6 / 5800 rpm 446.9 / 5750 rpm + 5.2 / 4900 rpm
HP (i) 439.5 / 5800 rpm 440.8 / 5750 rpm + 5.1 / 4900 rpm
max. torque Nm 714.3 / 2550 rpm 718.3 / 2550 rpm + 25.5 / 1800 rpm
lb-ft 526.8 / 2550 rpm 529.8 / 2550 rpm + 18.8 / 1800 rpm
weight kg 22.4 14.2 - 8.2
lb 49.4 31.4 - 18.0
% - 36.5
inst. time min 240

measured with: Porsche Macan Turbo (95B) 2017


Our top 9 best selling products for the Porsche Macan. What are your favorite parts for Porsche? Leave a comment below. 


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