Porsche Announces Cheaper Taycan 4S
The Taycan 4S joins the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo in the lineup, mirroring the trim level names from the 911, though because they are electric cars, neither of the Taycan Turbo models actually feature turbochargers (though all of the 911 models do, regardless of whether they boast the Turbo name — go figure).
While the Turbo S and Turbo start at $185,000 and $150,900, respectively, the Taycan 4S costs a comparatively affordable $103,800 — at least for the base model. The Taycan 4S will be offered with two battery sizes, the first a 79.2-kWh system producing 429 horsepower, or 522 hp with launch control engaged.
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The Performance Battery Plus model is available as an option with a 93.4-kWh battery and can produce up to 563 hp. Both models accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and have a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
By comparison, the Taycan Turbo S outputs 616 hp, or 751 hp with launch control engaged, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 2.6 seconds. Nonetheless, Porsche says that all Taycan models, including the 4S, have the same chassis, suspension, and permanent magnet synchronous motors.
The Porsche Taycan 4S will be visually distinguishable from other Taycan models thanks to exclusive 19-inch Taycan S Aero wheels, new front fascia geometry and redesigned side skirts and rear diffuser.
You can expect the new Taycan 4S to arrive at U.S. dealership in spring 2020.
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