A cheaper Porsche Taycan 4S has joined the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S versions. Order books open, on sale next year: in Europe – from January, in the USA – in spring.
The Porsche Taycan 4S is less powerful and fast due to a smaller battery pack and, accordingly, has a lower manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $103,800.
It is almost $50,000 below the Taycan Turbo’s price and closer to the company’s goal, once announced, to offer the electric car under $100,000.
For comparison: the Porsche Taycan Turbo costs $150,900, the Taycan Turbo S – $185,000 in America, while in the brand’s homeland the prices are €105,607, €152,136 and €185,456 (incl. VAT), respectively.
A Destination and Delivery charge is not included.
The Porsche Taycan 4S is available in the standard Performance Battery and optional Performance Battery Plus versions. The first is equipped with a 79.2-kWh battery, the second has a 93.4-kWh battery and costs extra $6580.
The Porsche Taycan 4S makes 522 hp vs the Turbo’s 670 hp and the Turbo S’s 750 hp. The Performance Battery Plus’s capacity is up to 563 hp. Both accelerate from 0 to 60 mph(100 km/h) in 3.7-3.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Compared with the Turbo models, the 4S cars have smaller 19-inch wheels and tires, a different front fascia, but the same engines, 800-volt charging system, 10.9-inch infotainment display.
As for the driving range, it is around 407 (252 mi) for the Performance Battery Taycan 4S and 463 km (288 mi) for the Performance Battery Plus (WLTP-rated figures).
EPA estimates should follow, the average ratio WLTP/EPA is 1.121.