The new cutting-edge Porsche Active Ride chassis surpasses other suspension concepts in all relevant parameters and offers an unprecedented bandwidth between driving comfort and driving dynamics. The suspension keeps the body of the Taycan level at all times, even during dynamic braking, steering and acceleration manoeuvres. With a smooth ride, the system absorbs bumps almost completely. In dynamic driving situations, the Porsche Active Ride suspension ensures a perfect connection to the road thanks to a balanced distribution of wheel loads.

If the relevant mode is activated, the suspension can compensate for pitching and rolling motions in order to reduce the acceleration forces acting on the occupants. The driver can manually activate and deactivate the following functions in the PCM:

  • active cornering dynamics: Normally, a car leans to the outside in corners. If the driver wishes, Porsche Active Ride not only balances out this rolling, but can actually overcompensate for it: like a motorcycle, the Taycan then leans into the bend.
  • Acceleration and braking comfort: when a car accelerates or slows down, it squats or dives forward. Porsche Active Ride can also compensate for this body movement. Much like a helicopter, the Taycan pitches forward when accelerating and backwards when braking.
  • Easy entry: when this function is activated, as soon as a door is opened, the body raises automatically by 55 millimetres. This makes it easier to get in and out. When the door closes, the Taycan lowers back down to the previous level.
Taycan Turbo S – Active Ride spring-damper system
Taycan Turbo S – Active Ride spring-damper system

How the chassis system works in detail

With Porsche Active Ride, all four active dampers are additionally equipped with a motor pump unit. In addition to their damper function, they also perform the function of anti-roll bars. As a result, the there is no need for anti-roll bars, unlike with the standard air suspension. The motor pump unit builds up the active actuating forces on the dampers as needed and at lightning speed. Two electric motors drive two hydraulic pumps. The system obtains the requisite power from the high-voltage battery, directly, without a detour via a voltage converter.

Sensors determine the driving conditions, such as longitudinal and lateral acceleration, effects of road stimuli on the wheels and the body, and the friction and slip of all tyres on the road. Using this data, each motor pump unit generates the exact volume flow required for the desired effect for each wheel. The volumetric flow rate indicates the quantity of fluid travelling through a specific cross-section per period of time. Based on the known properties of the damper oil, engineers can regulate the system pressure, which defines the forces acting in the damper. The damper, controlled in this way, actively suppresses undesired motion of the air suspension. This allows the wheels to be actively pushed into the road (outward deflection) or pulled into the body (inward deflection) at any time.

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Consumption data

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WLTP*
  • 11.1 – 10.2 l/100 km
  • 253 – 231 g/km
  • G Class

911 Carrera 4S

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Fuel consumption* combined (WLTP) 11.1 – 10.2 l/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 253 – 231 g/km
CO₂ class G

Taycan (2024)

WLTP*
  • 20.0 – 16.7 kWh/100 km
  • 0 g/km
  • A Class

Taycan (2024)

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 20.0 – 16.7 kWh/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km
CO₂ class A

Taycan Sport Turismo with Performance Battery Plus (2024)

WLTP*
  • 20.9 – 17.9 kWh/100 km
  • 0 g/km
  • A Class

Taycan Sport Turismo with Performance Battery Plus (2024)

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 20.9 – 17.9 kWh/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km
CO₂ class A

Taycan Turbo S (2023)

WLTP*
  • 23.4 – 22.0 kWh/100 km
  • 0 g/km
  • A Class

Taycan Turbo S (2023)

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 23.4 – 22.0 kWh/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km
CO₂ class A

Taycan Turbo S (2024)

WLTP*
  • 20.5 – 17.9 kWh/100 km
  • 0 g/km
  • A Class

Taycan Turbo S (2024)

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 20.5 – 17.9 kWh/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km
CO₂ class A

Taycan with Performance Battery Plus (2023)

WLTP*
  • 23.9 – 20.5 kWh/100 km
  • 0 g/km
  • A Class

Taycan with Performance Battery Plus (2023)

Fuel consumption* / Emissions*
Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 23.9 – 20.5 kWh/100 km
CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km
CO₂ class A