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Updated with U.S. pricing:

Base Taycan pricing starts in U.S. at $79,900.



Porsche extends the Taycan model range

01/20/2021

With the new Taycan, Porsche is launching the fourth variant of its first all-electric sports saloon. The new model lines up alongside the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S. It features rear-wheel drive and is available with two sizes of battery.

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With the standard Performance Battery, the new entry-level model delivers up to 300 kW (408 PS; Taycan with Performance Battery: Fuel consumption combined 0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 0 g/km, Electricity consumption combined 28.0 kwh/100 km) in overboost mode with Launch Control; this increases to an output of up to 350 kW (476 PS; Taycan with Performance Battery Plus: Fuel consumption combined 0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 0 g/km, Electricity consumption combined 28.7 kwh/100 km) with the optional Performance Battery Plus. Nominal power is 240 kW (326 PS) or 280 kW (380 PS) respectively.

As the youngest member of the model family, the Taycan includes, right from the start, the new features introduced in the other versions at the model year changeover. For instance, the Plug & Charge function enables convenient charging and payments without the need for cards or an app: as soon as the charging cable is plugged in, the Taycan establishes encrypted communication with the Plug & Charge-compatible charging station. The charging process then starts automatically. Payments are also processed automatically.


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As on the other variants, optional equipment includes a colour head-up display and an on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW. With Functions on Demand (FoD), Taycan drivers can purchase various additional convenience or assistance functions as required. Alternatively, they are able to book them for a limited period. This works after the vehicle has been delivered as well as for the sports car’s original configuration. Activation online means that it is not necessary to visit the workshop. Currently, this is possible for the Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (PIRM), Power Steering Plus, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Porsche InnoDrive functions.

Choice of two batteries

A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-deck Performance Battery Plus is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Range, in accordance with WLTP, is up to 431 or up to 484 kilometres respectively.

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The Taycan accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, whichever battery is specified. Its top speed is also 230 km/h in both configurations, while its maximum charging capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance Battery) or up to 270 kW (Performance Battery Plus). This means that both batteries can be charged from five to 80 per cent SoC in 22.5 minutes and that power for a further 100 kilometres is achieved after only five minutes.

Innovative electric motor and dynamic performance

Impressive acceleration, tractive power typical of sports cars and outstanding continuously available power – the new point of entry to the Taycan model line-up also features these strengths. The permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle has an active length of 130 millimetres and is therefore the same length as the one fitted to the Taycan 4S. The pulse-controlled inverter on the rear axle operates at up to 600 amps.

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In addition to the permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle, the drive architecture also includes a two-speed transmission. Just as with its siblings in the model range, its highlights include intelligent charging management as well as exemplary aerodynamics. With a Cd value from 0.22, its aerodynamics make a significant contribution to its low energy consumption and therefore its long range. Maximum recuperation power is 265 kW.

Purist exterior design with Porsche DNA

With its purist design, the Taycan signals the beginning of a new era. At the same time, it retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA. From the front, the electric sports car looks particularly low and wide, with highly contoured wings. Its silhouette is shaped by its sporty roof line sloping downward to the rear, while its highly sculpted side sections are also characteristic. The sleek cabin, the strikingly drawn-in C-pillars, and the pronounced shoulders of its wings result in a sharply emphasised rear, typical of the brand. These features are complemented by innovative elements such as the glass-look lettering for the Porsche logo in the rear light bar.

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Distinguishing features of the Taycan within its model family include aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and black anodised brake callipers. The front apron, side sills and rear diffuser in black are the same as those on the Taycan 4S. LED headlights are fitted as standard.

Unique interior design

The cockpit of the Taycan signalled the start of a new era in 2019 with its clear structure and completely new architecture. The free-standing curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard. This places a clear focus on the driver axis. Other elements include a central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional display for the front passenger.


The interior of the new Taycan

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As standard, the Taycan comes with a partial leather interior as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment. The car features two luggage compartments: 84 litres at the front, and up to 407 litres at the rear. The Taycan is also the first Porsche model available with an entirely leather-free interior. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car.

Centrally networked chassis systems

Porsche uses a centrally networked control system for the Taycan chassis. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real time. Both the standard steel-spring suspension of the Taycan and the optional adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology are supplemented by the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) electronic damper control system.

The adaptive air suspension is also equipped with a Smartlift function. This allows the Taycan to be programmed so that it raises its ride height automatically at certain recurring locations such as road humps or garage driveways. The Smartlift function can also actively influence the vehicle’s height on motorway journeys and can adjust the vehicle’s ride height for the best possible compromise between efficiency and driving comfort.

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The Taycan is equipped as standard with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the front and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the rear. The internally vented brake discs are 360 mm diameter at the front and 358 mm at the rear. The brake callipers have a black anodised finish. A further option is the high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB). Its discs have a diameter of 410 mm and 365 mm front and rear.





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Standard steel-spring suspension... I am a little surprised that the base Taycan is priced somewhat below a base Panamera. Interested to see how this base Taycan price will compare to the price of the forthcoming Audi eTron GT.
 

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Does anyone have a guess of what the range might be with the Performance Battery Plus option when compared to the Taycan 4S similarly equipped?
 

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Does anyone have a guess of what the range might be with the Performance Battery Plus option when compared to the Taycan 4S similarly equipped?
That really is a tough call, as there are several conflicting trends. The base version is ~100kgs lighter, which means less energy consumption. Also it is 2WD, so less friction in the frontal wheels, they just rotate, but don't rotate a driveshaft / transmission to the motor.

On the other hand, in range mode in the 4S+ Taycans, the front motor is used, supposedly because it is more efficient than the rear motor. So by abolishing the front motor, some efficiency may be lost.

All taken together: ???

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What else is missing on specs except for the air suspension? Are the partial leather seats different?
 

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Does anyone have a guess of what the range might be with the Performance Battery Plus option when compared to the Taycan 4S similarly equipped?
From article above regarding range.
Choice of two batteries
A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-deck Performance Battery Plus is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Range, in accordance with WLTP, is up to 431 or up to 484 kilometres respectively.
 

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While a lot of things are interesting about this chart, I am struck most by the difference in drag coefficient that losing the air suspension brings. I assume that people can option the base Taycan with air suspension?
 

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From article above regarding range.
Choice of two batteries
A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-deck Performance Battery Plus is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Range, in accordance with WLTP, is up to 431 or up to 484 kilometres respectively.
So I predict the EPA will give them 187mi and 210mi respectively and real world 70F will be more like 280mi for the Performance Battery Plus.
 
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FYI, nothing on the Euro websites yet, US earlier (official) release than Europe. Dealers here have been taking orders for the base for some weeks or even months, but no official unveiling, specs nor prices yet. Should be imminent now that US has launched.
 

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Like I stated yesterday is this thread I'm totally not amused with this new variant. I'm configuring a 230K Turbo that for the untrained eye looks the same as a 80K car. The exclusive owning a Porsche feeling goes out the window.
 

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Like I stated yesterday is this thread I'm totally not amused with this new variant. I'm configuring a 230K Turbo that for the untrained eye looks the same as a 80K car. The exclusive owning a Porsche feeling goes out the window.
Looking forward to drive the RWD. People might think that it's a 4S. Or even Turbo. Or Turbo S. Because people care. They really do. /s

But I get what you mean...
 

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FYI, nothing on the Euro websites yet,
At time of my writing (10 AM in Belgium), it is available on the configurator in Germany, the Netherlands and France, but not in Belgium. WTF?
 

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These cars are going to be very hard for any new business owner to say no to looking for a company car.

You could probably get a Taycan for the overall cost of a 3 series BMW.

I still think the 4S is where the majority of sales will fall, as it is a big drop in speed and whether 5.6 seconds really warrants a launch control is debatable.

Still has to be said it is a great looking car and no doubt will drive well.

Will make a lot of people very happy.
 

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These cars are going to be very hard for any new business owner to say no to looking for a company car.

You could probably get a Taycan for the overall cost of a 3 series BMW.

I still think the 4S is where the majority of sales will fall, as it is a big drop in speed and whether 5.6 seconds really warrants a launch control is debatable.

Still has to be said it is a great looking car and no doubt will drive well.

Will make a lot of people very happy.
4 wheel drive is essential to use the power in most circumstances. came to 4s from Panamera S (400hp, rwd) - could almost never use the power, wheels spinning constantly and forget about fun in winter or wet roads. so, rwd would make sense for California, LA, Vegas and alike, where it's warm an dry most of the time.
 

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