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- Oct 20, 2023
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- Taycan 4S
I drive into the Canadian ski mountains weekly with my Taycan 4S CT and point out the following for those doing winter driving research:
- Traction is excellent, better than my Macan. Also observed on my Tesla, the Taycan power deliver seems much smarter that mechanical differentials.
- You can literally launch control on snowy roads and the car will accelerate straight and smoothly at its traction limit.
- Gravel Mode apparently provides more "wheel lock" so all four wheels deliver more power rather than the one(s) with most traction. Good for snowy hills, getting unstuck etc.
- Preheating is excellent and responsive.
- Unlike an ICE car, it never heats up on the hood, undercarriage etc. This can lead to snow build up in wheels, on hood and other cracks and crevices since there is no melting while driving. After three days of wet snow during day and freezing at night there was considerable accumulation.
- Snow or ice always builds up in the gap where wiper blades rest which can become a problem after a few days.
- The rear window fairing and rear hatch have very tight tolerances leading to binding if ice accumulates here. Need to be careful not to open truck until this area is clear. It seems that it's possible to cause damage.
- Charge port opens sideways so it doesn't create a "roof" for the port. Ice and snow can accumulate in the port area over night.
- Preheat doesn't enable front and rear defrost.