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Hello forum - I had a 4S Taycan 20 plate and had the opportunity to grab a 21 plate CT Turbo S. I jumped in because the value of my original car actually increased in covid!!

I LOVE the cross turismo! I love the spec! I love the drive.
BUT at 100% I am regularly being offered 199 mile compared to 130-45 in the 4S.
AND when I drive it (even conservatively in range mode) over a 120 mile trip I lose 20 miles of range over the trip.

help! Any thoughts. This is way below advertised and even expected. What should I do?

 

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Hello forum - I had a 4S Taycan 20 plate and had the opportunity to grab a 21 plate CT Turbo S. I jumped in because the value of my original car actually increased in covid!!
Original car I assume you mean your last vehicle you traded for a Taycan? COVID is not the reason your used car value increased.
Regarding range: keep in mind the range estimate is based on driving style history PLUS it's winter. Range will take a big hit in cold temps. Enjoy.
 

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Hello forum - I had a 4S Taycan 20 plate and had the opportunity to grab a 21 plate CT Turbo S. I jumped in because the value of my original car actually increased in covid!!

I LOVE the cross turismo! I love the spec! I love the drive.
BUT at 100% I am regularly being offered 199 mile compared to 130-45 in the 4S.
AND when I drive it (even conservatively in range mode) over a 120 mile trip I lose 20 miles of range over the trip.

help! Any thoughts. This is way below advertised and even expected. What should I do?
Probably, as the other commenter said: (a) change in temp; (b) change in how the estimated range is being calculated.

The actual drivetrain and aerodynamics are not enough to cause a 20% difference. However, dropping to freezing will do that!

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Probably, as the other commenter said: (a) change in temp; (b) change in how the estimated range is being calculated.

The actual drivetrain and aerodynamics are not enough to cause a 20% difference. However, dropping to freezing will do that!

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Hey thanks for the reply - I had the 4S before and at the same temp today 12 degrees gives me a completely different range to the 4S.
 
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Original car I assume you mean your last vehicle you traded for a Taycan? COVID is not the reason your used car value increased.
Regarding range: keep in mind the range estimate is based on driving style history PLUS it's winter. Range will take a big hit in cold temps. Enjoy.
HEy thanks for the reply. Well the lack of supply of cars which is due to a pandemic has caused UK used car prices to rise, or at least contributed to it. I traded the 4S Taycan for the Turbo S CT. Love it but in the same conditions the Turbo S is not showing many miles. I have not yet had more than 199 on a full charge. Is that normal - its certainly not advertised. Cheers
 


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There is one highway range test of a 2021 CT4 out there. Not your exact model, but for comparison purposes, it gets about 8 miles less range at the same temperature as a 4S gets. Most likely due to the body style.
 

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I found that taking a long road trip will tank your estimated range for a while, and when you return to short-trip usage around town it will slowly recover.
 

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The Turbo S is the least economical version of the lot. Here are a couple of comparisons on the range calculator:

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Hello forum - I had a 4S Taycan 20 plate and had the opportunity to grab a 21 plate CT Turbo S. I jumped in because the value of my original car actually increased in covid!!

I LOVE the cross turismo! I love the spec! I love the drive.
BUT at 100% I am regularly being offered 199 mile compared to 130-45 in the 4S.
AND when I drive it (even conservatively in range mode) over a 120 mile trip I lose 20 miles of range over the trip.

help! Any thoughts. This is way below advertised and even expected. What should I do?
Not sure how heavy your foot is, but just drive it like a regular car. The Taycan makes it SUPER tempting to put your foot in it - because it just feels good! I have a 2022 4S with only 500 miles on it. Got the same thing the first charge. The charge miles showed 215 afterwards with 100% charge. Started driving like a regular car and checked the Trip screen (set to reset at last charge). When driving normally and with more highway miles than not, I'm seeing more like 225 - 230 as it's getting better than estimated miles.
 

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Not sure how heavy your foot is, but just drive it like a regular car. The Taycan makes it SUPER tempting to put your foot in it - because it just feels good! I have a 2022 4S with only 500 miles on it. Got the same thing the first charge. The charge miles showed 215 afterwards with 100% charge. Started driving like a regular car and checked the Trip screen (set to reset at last charge). When driving normally and with more highway miles than not, I'm seeing more like 225 - 230 as it's getting better than estimated miles.
Do you have PB+? I’m also seeing 215 in Normal drive mode at 100% SOC in my 2022 4S. I have the PB+ and Mission E wheels and 750 miles. I know I drive it hard but I was hoping for better. Getting around 2.4 miles/kwh since I started driving it.
 

 
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