Porsche upgrades the Taycan with more range, power and a new look

Tom Barnard

7 Feb 2024

Porsche has given the Taycan an extensive update with a new look, more power, more range, faster acceleration, and quicker charging. 

All three body variants will feature the updates – the Taycan saloon, the Cross Turismo, and Sport Turismo. In each case, four powertrain options are available, with rear- and all-wheel drive variants. 

Depending on the version, the official WLTP range has increased by up to 35%, with taking the total up to 420 miles on the single-motor version. The Performance Battery Plus option now has a gross capacity of 105 kWh, increased from 93 kWh. 

It also can be charged at up to 320 kW - that’s 50 kW more than before. The fast-charging at more than 300 kW can be sustained for up to five minutes, which can halve the time required to go from a 10 to an 80% charge compared to the predecessor, even with a bigger battery capacity.

The styling changes are subtle, including new rear lights

The range total has also been helped by an increase in the maximum brake recuperation and new aerodynamically optimised wheels with reduced-rolling-resistance tyres.

The efficiency improvements have been achieved despite performance boosts. Even the entry level will now cover the 0-62mph sprint in less than five seconds, while the Turbo S becomes one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world with a 2.4 second time. This model gets an additional 186bhp taking the total to a massive 938bhp.

All updated Taycan models come with adaptive air suspension as standard, and a new Porsche Active Ride suspension can be ordered as an option for the all-wheel drive versions. This keeps the body of the Taycan level at all times, even during sudden braking and sharp steering.

There’s new styling too, although it is definitely evolutionary. There are new flatter headlights and front wings, while the taillights now incorporate a new Porsche logo with a three-dimensional design. An illuminated version of this is available for the first time too.

The new Taycan is available to order now, with prices starting at £86,500 – a price rise of around £16,000.

Heated front seats and wireless phone charging are now standard
New front lights feature 'matrix' tech

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