I had the same experience. After I bought my GTS, it took me awhile to figure out that the engine has to be up to temp before the computer will let you go fast. Like oil temp at 200F.Just test drove a 2022 Macan S and and X3 M40i.
I loved everything about the Macan S EXCEPT the power of the engine and laggy throttle response.
There's not a lot of shove or push, even in sport mode.
In normal mode, forget about it...if you ever get caught in normal mode driving and try and punch it, nothing happens. You are screwed.
the X3 M40i engine and throttle response is amazing...but I don't like much else about it. Cheap feeling inside.
For those you have taken delivery of a 2022 GTS, do you also have the laggy throttle response that the S has?
Does it feel torquey or punchy even in comfort mode?
I can't test drive a GTS...if it has anywhere near the performance and immediacy of the B38 in the X3 M40i then I would order in a heart beat.
I wonder if the 2022 GTS throttle mapping is more aggressive than previous year's Turbo models.
the test drives are sort of unfair if you don’t know this. The sales guy will let you do a quick 2 miles and your back.
GTS is quite a bit more powerful. It scales out really well or fantastic on big interstate highways with lots of mountains and desert plains. I was running with a pack of high end German cars from Vegas, and I felt I could out run them with ease, even climbing large hills or small mountains. The Korean cars were a joke and couldn’t keep up. One Honda mini van passed us and I was surprised. Anyways, the GTS shines on large terrain, amd just looks great driving around the city. At least where I live. No roads to drive on.