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It's already been five years since the Porsche Taycan began hitting the road, so naturally the sleek German EV is due for a refresh. Luckily, Porsche has taken full advantage of its opportunity to improve on the Taycan by making significant improvements in terms of range and performance, alongside some tweaks to the styling and tech to top things off. But the changes come at a price, as the 2025 Taycan experiences a steep increase that brings its starting price beyond the six-figure mark.



On the outside, the Taycan's futuristic looks have been refined with updated LED lighting, new bumpers, and redesigned front fenders. The full-width LED taillights now incorporate illuminated "PORSCHE" lettering on more expensive models, though lesser trims will also offer it as an option. The Taycan Turbo S also adds––gulp––fake vents on the lower rear fascia, though Porsche ensures us that they have a positive effect on aerodynamics.


All Taycan models benefit from larger batteries, with the standard pack now coming with a 83.6-kWh capacity. Turbo models get an even larger 97.0-kWh Performance battery pack, though it's also optional on the entry-level Taycan and Taycan 4S. The Performance battery is said to be around the same size as the previous pack thanks to updated chemistry with a higher nickel content, and it's 19 pounds lighter despite the increased capacity. Porsche says that the Taycan Turbo S as a whole is 33 pounds lighter than before.


The updated Taycan can also charge at up to a whopping 320 kW when using an 800-volt DC fast-charger, and the EV is now capable of fast charging at colder temperatures. Speeds for less powerful 400-volt chargers have also been increased with a newly-standard 150-hW DC/DC converter.


Considering all of the improvements made in terms of batteries and aerodynamics, it's not surprising to hear that range has increased as well. EPA figures have yet to be announced, though European WLTP ratings indicate a 421-mile range for RWD models equipped with the Performance battery, while the Turbo S now travels up to 391 miles on a single charge. That means both models see increases of around 100 miles, and that's no small feat.





The 2025 Taycan also receives a performance bump, largely thanks to a new rear motor that packs more power than before while also managing to lose some weight. It's still connected to a two-speed transmission for better efficiency, and power remains at 402 hp for RWD models. The improvement here is the ability to unleash full power without the need to activate launch control, along with a small boost to the 60 mph mark with a new 0-60 estimate of 4.5 seconds.


The Turbo S is where you'll find a visible increase in output, with the dual motors producing a combined 764 hp. An additional 93 horses can be unlocked for about 10 seconds with the Turbo S's new push-to-pass feature (available only with the Sport Chrono package) that can be found in the form of a button on the steering wheel. An overboost feature that comes as part of the launch control mode increases peak power to an insane 938 hp and 808 lb-ft of torque. There's no 0-60 time yet for this model, though with last year's model getting to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, your face might literally melt with this year's model.


An air suspension with adaptive dampers comes standard on all Taycan models, and an anti-roll system remains an option. The Taycan also receives a new electro-hydraulic setup known as Active Ride, which manages pitch and dive during acceleration and braking, while also working against roll. The system also includes a curve tilt function that leans the vehicle into corners. There is still no one-pedal driving mode.




The cabin was already modern enough, so not much has changed in that respect. The Taycan's third display for the front passenger remains optional, and it now has a filter to prevent the driver from being able to see the screen. The digital gauge cluster gets a revised interface, and it now displays the predicted charging speed based on battery conditions. Porsche's integrated navigation system also adds the ability to create routes with charging stations and battery levels in mind, while those who prefer to use smartphone mirroring will notice that Apple CarPlay now displays the vehicle's climate controls.


Aside from the entry-level Taycan and more powerful Taycan Turbo S, details on the rest of the model lineup are quite scarce. The Taycan 4S and non-S Turbo will continue to sit between the base model and the Turbo S, but full details won't emerge until later. The rugged Cross Turismo wagon will also carry on, coming only with all-wheel drive. What remains a mystery is the range-topping Taycan GTS and GTS Sport Turismo, though we're sure that Porsche plans to bring those models back to the U.S. later on.




All of these changes come at a major cost, as the Taycan costs around $10,000 more than last year. Pricing for the rear-wheel drive Taycan now begins at $101,395, while the Taycan 4S demands a price tag of $120,495. The regular Turbo costs $175,595, and the Turbo S caps things at $210,995. The Cross Turismo wagon tacks on an extra $2,700 to the price of each corresponding sedan model, and starts at $113,905 for the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. The 2025 Taycan will begin arriving this summer.


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2025 Porsche Taycan Gets Fresh Styling, More Range, And Up To 938 HP

Pricing has risen by over $10,000 to accommodate the changes.

It's already been five years since the Porsche Taycan began hitting the road, so naturally the sleek German EV is due for a refresh. Luckily, Porsche has taken full advantage of its opportunity to improve on the Taycan by making significant improvements in terms of range and performance, alongside some tweaks to the styling and tech to top things off. But the changes come at a price, as the 2025 Taycan experiences a steep increase that brings its starting price beyond the six-figure mark.



On the outside, the Taycan's futuristic looks have been refined with updated LED lighting, new bumpers, and redesigned front fenders. The full-width LED taillights now incorporate illuminated "PORSCHE" lettering on more expensive models, though lesser trims will also offer it as an option. The Taycan Turbo S also adds––gulp––fake vents on the lower rear fascia, though Porsche ensures us that they have a positive effect on aerodynamics.


All Taycan models benefit from larger batteries, with the standard pack now coming with a 83.6-kWh capacity. Turbo models get an even larger 97.0-kWh Performance battery pack, though it's also optional on the entry-level Taycan and Taycan 4S. The Performance battery is said to be around the same size as the previous pack thanks to updated chemistry with a higher nickel content, and it's 19 pounds lighter despite the increased capacity. Porsche says that the Taycan Turbo S as a whole is 33 pounds lighter than before.


The updated Taycan can also charge at up to a whopping 320 kW when using an 800-volt DC fast-charger, and the EV is now capable of fast charging at colder temperatures. Speeds for less powerful 400-volt chargers have also been increased with a newly-standard 150-hW DC/DC converter.


Considering all of the improvements made in terms of batteries and aerodynamics, it's not surprising to hear that range has increased as well. EPA figures have yet to be announced, though European WLTP ratings indicate a 421-mile range for RWD models equipped with the Performance battery, while the Turbo S now travels up to 391 miles on a single charge. That means both models see increases of around 100 miles, and that's no small feat.





The 2025 Taycan also receives a performance bump, largely thanks to a new rear motor that packs more power than before while also managing to lose some weight. It's still connected to a two-speed transmission for better efficiency, and power remains at 402 hp for RWD models. The improvement here is the ability to unleash full power without the need to activate launch control, along with a small boost to the 60 mph mark with a new 0-60 estimate of 4.5 seconds.


The Turbo S is where you'll find a visible increase in output, with the dual motors producing a combined 764 hp. An additional 93 horses can be unlocked for about 10 seconds with the Turbo S's new push-to-pass feature (available only with the Sport Chrono package) that can be found in the form of a button on the steering wheel. An overboost feature that comes as part of the launch control mode increases peak power to an insane 938 hp and 808 lb-ft of torque. There's no 0-60 time yet for this model, though with last year's model getting to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, your face might literally melt with this year's model.


An air suspension with adaptive dampers comes standard on all Taycan models, and an anti-roll system remains an option. The Taycan also receives a new electro-hydraulic setup known as Active Ride, which manages pitch and dive during acceleration and braking, while also working against roll. The system also includes a curve tilt function that leans the vehicle into corners. There is still no one-pedal driving mode.




The cabin was already modern enough, so not much has changed in that respect. The Taycan's third display for the front passenger remains optional, and it now has a filter to prevent the driver from being able to see the screen. The digital gauge cluster gets a revised interface, and it now displays the predicted charging speed based on battery conditions. Porsche's integrated navigation system also adds the ability to create routes with charging stations and battery levels in mind, while those who prefer to use smartphone mirroring will notice that Apple CarPlay now displays the vehicle's climate controls.


Aside from the entry-level Taycan and more powerful Taycan Turbo S, details on the rest of the model lineup are quite scarce. The Taycan 4S and non-S Turbo will continue to sit between the base model and the Turbo S, but full details won't emerge until later. The rugged Cross Turismo wagon will also carry on, coming only with all-wheel drive. What remains a mystery is the range-topping Taycan GTS and GTS Sport Turismo, though we're sure that Porsche plans to bring those models back to the U.S. later on.




All of these changes come at a major cost, as the Taycan costs around $10,000 more than last year. Pricing for the rear-wheel drive Taycan now begins at $101,395, while the Taycan 4S demands a price tag of $120,495. The regular Turbo costs $175,595, and the Turbo S caps things at $210,995. The Cross Turismo wagon tacks on an extra $2,700 to the price of each corresponding sedan model, and starts at $113,905 for the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. The 2025 Taycan will begin arriving this summer.


Image Credits: Porsche

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