Fascinating Interior Design

Those who step into a Porsche Taycan find themselves in a different world—and yet eminently at home.

Illustration by Porsche

Consumption data

Porsche Taycan Turbo
Electrical consumption combined: 26.0 kWh/100 km;
CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km

Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Electrical consumption combined: 26.9 kWh/100 km;
CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km

(as of 10/2019)

Control concept

Occupants and vehicle interact in the Taycan. All the requisite interfaces are placed exactly where the driver intuitively expects them to be and not where a single screen dictates. The Porsche way: the Porsche Advanced Cockpit with up to four displays, including the central curved display on the driver’s side with its touch control panels and numerous customization options. All vehicle functions are located on the top operating level to keep the driver’s eyes on the road while making selections. The Taycan supports vehicle-specific settings in real time using 3-D graphics. With the words “Hey Porsche,” occupants activate voice control, as with some smartphone models. The system works with natural language. If the driver says, “I’m cold,” the Taycan will automatically raise the temperature.

Steering wheel

A button for voice control—previously only available on the steering wheels of the new 911. Also new is a button for setting the desired recuperation level—on, off, or auto. And the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) also allows for the free programming of a “joker” button. Taycan Turbo buyers who opt for the Sport Chrono package will also find that their GT multifunction steering wheel offers a switch for the Range, Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual driving modes.

Power button

The Taycan is started precisely where one would go looking for the ignition lock in a Porsche: to the left of the steering wheel. At the touch of a button.


Porsche Advanced Cockpit

The interior of the Taycan sets new standards and hews closely to the grand tradition of classic Porsche sports cars. The driver, after all, is still the center of things in the Advanced Cockpit. The architecture is exquisitely tailored, as if built around the seated driver. Created especially for Porsche, the 16.8-inch curved display is the first of its kind in the automotive sector, and its three freely configurable, digital round instruments are well in view. Positioned to its right is the 10.9-inch central display. Both are essentially borderless and frameless like a modern smartphone. Behind this design philosophy is a commitment to a distraction-free trip. And if the outward form of the curved display seems familiar, that’s for good reason: it’s a nod to cockpit classics like that of the Porsche 911 G series of 1973. 


The perfect fit: the Taycan is as sporty as the Porsche 911. The electrically adjustable front seats are designed as comfort seats or adaptive sports seats—for comfortable travel or more sportiness and optimum lateral support when cornering dynamically. The rear seats are foldable to make space for bulkier luggage. The entire interior is available leather-free on request.

Passenger display

No more sitting idly by: there’s an optional screen for the passenger seat. While one’s better half is at the wheel and tapping out information about the vehicle status or speed and range, the copilot can use his or her own display to listen to music or plan the route based on the current traffic situation or attractive stops along the way. Quiet Mode offers a stripped-down driving experience: the pure joy of doing nothing.

Interior concept

Comfort throughout the cabin—the Taycan interior promises nothing less. And it’s a promise kept. The contoured and heated seats are low-slung in front and back. The cockpit is immaculately tailored to the driver, a declaration of self-determination behind the wheel. A Porsche standard as true in the realm of electromobility as it ever was. 


Back to the future: the chronograph on the dashboard, an element in the Sport Chrono package, is as classic as you would expect—a conscious decision for an analog style element in the age of digitalization. 

Eye on tradition,
future on board.


People want to drive a Porsche on their own, and the Taycan is no exception. Does it have to be completely configured from the outset? No. Functions on demand is a novel service that will enable customers to acquire new vehicle functions at any time—long after the car is bought or even temporarily, for a one-time fee, a flat rate, or as a subscription. Software updates will beam over the air into the garage. These functions will gradually be introduced in more and more countries.

Thorsten Elbrigmann
Thorsten Elbrigmann