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The new Porsche Taycan has got a particularly extensive update

ElectricThe new Porsche Taycan has got a particularly extensive update

The new Porsche Taycan has undergone a comprehensive update, boasting improvements across various aspects, including power, range, acceleration, and charging capabilities. Porsche has refined the design, particularly differentiating the Turbo models, and enhanced standard equipment across all versions. These updates apply to the Taycan sports sedan, the versatile Taycan Cross Turismo with an optional off-road package, and the practical Taycan Sport Turismo. The new models, equipped with four powertrain options featuring rear- and all-wheel drive variants, are set to be available at Porsche Centres from spring 2024.

During development, engineers and test drivers logged over 3.6 million kilometers globally to refine the Taycan, which has already seen significant success with nearly 150,000 units produced. The Taycan has been well-received in key markets like the US, UK, Germany, and China, establishing itself as a pioneer in the electric vehicle segment.

Performance has been notably enhanced, with all updated models achieving faster acceleration times compared to their predecessors. For instance, the Taycan and Taycan Turbo S can now reach 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.8 and 2.4 seconds, respectively, representing improvements of 0.6 and 0.4 seconds. The introduction of a push-to-pass function in the Sport Chrono package further enhances acceleration, providing a boost of up to 70 kW for 10 seconds.

Range has also been significantly extended, with WLTP figures showing increases of up to 35%, reaching a maximum of 678 km depending on the body variant and engine. Moreover, charging capabilities have been upgraded, allowing for faster charging at 800-volt DC stations, with up to 320 kW. The Performance Battery Plus now boasts a gross capacity of 105 kWh, an increase from 93 kWh, and features an expanded fast-charging window for quicker recharging times.

The introduction of an adaptive air suspension as standard, along with the optional Porsche Active Ride suspension for all-wheel drive versions, offers a balance between driving comfort and dynamics. Efficiency has been improved through various measures, including an advanced powertrain, modified pulse inverter, more powerful batteries, and enhanced recuperation and all-wheel-drive strategies.

Despite weighing up to 15 kilograms less, the updated models come with more extensive standard equipment, including features like ambient lighting, ParkAssist with reversing camera, and heated front seats. The design has been further refined, with new front- and rear-end styling, improved headlights and tail lights, and distinctive accent colors for Turbo models.

The control and display concept have also been updated, with optimized user interfaces, additional functions, and deeper integration of Apple CarPlay. The inclusion of a push-to-pass button and intuitive controls for driver assistance systems further enhance the driving experience.

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