The first all-electric Porsche is almost upon us but before its debut next month, Stuttgart continues its tease; this time with official interior shots to highlight the five screens. With so many screens, they’ve even dedicated one solely for the front passenger; though its optional.
There’s a central 10.9-inch infotainment display that combines with the aforementioned optional passenger touchscreen behind a single black panel that blends rather tastefully with the interior. Think Mercedes-Benz with the digital instrument cluster and central infotainment screens packaged together but in the Taycan, it’s the infotainment and passenger that get the package.
Porsche are coy about what the passenger’s screen will do but knowing that it’s a touchscreen does open up multiple functions.
The home screen for the central display allows access to vehicle configurations such as Porsche Active Stability Management (PASM) and can be customised for easy access to all apps. If you’re feeling fancy, there’s also voice control… just say “Hey Porsche.”
Of course, the instrument cluster is a massive curved 16.8-inch unit features a glass with polarized filter to prevent glare.
Further delving into the instrument cluster, Porsche details four modes:
Classic mode - traditional, rounded digital instruments with a center “power meter”
Map mode - replaces the power meter with a map for navigation
Full Map mode - places a huge map across the entire display with no instruments
Pure mode - displays essential driving info and even uses a minimalist arrow for navigation
Interestingly, controls for the stability control, ride height and damper settings have been relocated to the edge of the instrument cluster via touch-controls that also manage the lighting.
Below the central screen is a smaller 8.4-inch display that is capable of understanding writing via fingers. It also displays the climate control settings. Also, the direction of the air flowing from the vents are controlled electronically and not by hand like peasants.
If you’re wondering where the fifth screen is, it’s at the back of the centre console for the rear occupants. Measuring a measly 5.9-inched but with haptic feedback, it also allows for control of the air flow direction as the vents cannot be manually adjusted.
Porsche is quite proud of its Virtual Airflow Control, claiming, “Traditional, mechanically-operated louvres belong to the past, as airflows are now controlled both digitally and fully automatically.”
Bold words indeed… until something breaks and you can’t even control your air-conditioning vents. Still, we’re all pretty excited about the Taycan.