2022 Porsche Taycan price and specs: Rear-drive joins the range

Porsche Australia is getting ready to welcome a new entry-level Taycan to the family. It's rear-drive, and has a starting price in the $150,000 bracket.

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Porsche has expanded its all-electric Taycan range, just months after its arrival on Australian shores.

From early in 2022, the starting point in the electric coupe range will be a rear-wheel drive model simply badged Taycan, which cuts back on the power but maintains similar range to the current entry-level Taycan 4S.

The new rear-drive model drops the price of entry to the Taycan club from $191,000 before on-road costs to $156,300 before on-roads.

Prices have risen across the range by between $3700 and $7800 for 2022, although the increases are backed by more extra equipment – more information below.

Pricing

  • 2022 Porsche Taycan: $156,300
  • 2022 Porsche Taycan 4S: $194,700 (+$3700)
  • 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo: $276,300 (+$7200)
  • 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: $345,800 (+$6700)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Motors

There are four powertrains offered in the Taycan range.

The new entry-level, rear-wheel drive model is powered by a single motor on the rear axle making 300kW of power and 345Nm of torque.

As standard it’s paired with a 79.2kWh battery pack good for 369km of range, but buyers can opt for a Performance Battery Plus (93.4kWh) which ups range to 434km.

Selecting the bigger battery ups power to 350kW and torque to 357Nm. Regardless of battery pack, the entry-level Taycan sprints to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds.

The previous base model, the Taycan 4S, has 390kW and 640Nm, good for a 100km/h sprint time of 4.0 seconds.

79.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack is standard, but buyers can option the 93.4kWh Performance Battery Plus.

Opting for the bigger battery ups outputs to 420kW and 650Nm, and improves range from 365km to a claimed 414km.

Moving to the Taycan Turbo gets you 500kW and 850Nm for a 3.2-second sprint to 100km/h. The bigger battery is standard, and offers a claimed range of 420km.

Finally, the range-topping Taycan Turbo S makes 560kW and 1050Nm. It’ll hit 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds from standstill, and claimed range is 405km.

Dimensions

The 2022 Porsche Taycan measures 4963mm long2144mm wide, and between 1378mm and 1381mm tall depending on model. It has a 2900mm wheelbase.

Boot space is 366 litres in the rear and 84L up front.

Servicing

The Taycan is backed by a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

Safety

The Porsche Taycan range scored five stars in crash testing from Euro NCAP.

It scored 85 per cent for adult occupant protection, 83 per cent for child occupant protection, 70 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 73 per cent for safety assist.

Autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring are standard, along with adaptive cruise control.

Standard Equipment

Features new to the standard equipment list are in bold.

Standard equipment in the Taycan includes:

  • 10.9-inch touchscreen
  • Digital instrument binnacle
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 10-speaker stereo
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Power steering plus
  • Auto-dimming, power-folding mirrors
  • LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light Plus
  • Privacy glass
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Steering wheel heating
  • Rear side airbags
  • 14-way comfort front seats with memory
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Six-piston front, four-piston rear cast iron brakes

Standard equipment in the Porsche Taycan 4S includes:

  • 20-inch Sport Aero wheels
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 14-speaker sound system
  • Head-up display

Moving to the Taycan Turbo adds:

  • 10-piston front, four-piston rear PCSB brakes
  • 20-inch Turbo Aero wheels
  • Body-coloured front valance, side skirts, rear diffuser
  • LED Matrix headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting Plus
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Heated rear seats
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
  • Full leather interior
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • 22kW onboard AC charge capability

Moving to the Taycan Turbo adds:

  • 10-piston front, four-piston rear PCSB brakes
  • 20-inch Turbo Aero wheels
  • Body-coloured front valance, side skirts, rear diffuser
  • LED Matrix headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting Plus
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Rear seat heating
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
  • Full leather interior
  • Stainless steel pedals

MORE: Porsche Taycan news and reviews

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