Porsche Taycan 390kW 4S 79kWh 4dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP£83,635
Review

If you're looking for all the usual electric car benefits but want real driving pleasure, the Porsche Taycan is the car for you. It's even reasonably practical and wonderfully classy inside. It's hugely expensive, though, and if you want to do long journeys on a regular basis, the Tesla Model S is a a better bet.

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Our favourite trim, mainly because of price, but you don't get a huge amount for your cash as standard. It includes 19in alloy wheels, air suspension, front and rear parking sensors, LED headlights, a powered tailgate, two-zone climate control, 8-way powered front seats, cruise control and part leather. You also get three touchscreens, Apple CarPlay, sat-nav, wireless phone-charging, multiple USB ports and a 10-speaker stereo. You should add the optional Type 2 charging cable and the Performance Battery Plus that gives you a longer range and a 270kW charging capability.

This is the entry-level 4S, with 523bhp. That's still enough to deliver eye-watering performance of 0-62mph in just 4.0sec along with a WLTP battery range of 252 miles. Add the Performance Battery Plus package and you get more power (563bhp) and faster charging (up from 225kW to 270kW).


Key information

Doors4
Seats4
0-62 MPH4 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

407

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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