New Base Porsche Taycan 4S Debuts With Up To 563 HP, And A $46,000 Lower Price Tag

Porsche is extending its electric sports saloon’s range with the addition of the new Taycan 4S, which slots below the Turbo and Turbo S that start from $150,000.

Pricing for the new Porsche Taycan 4S starts from a much lower $103,800 in the US ($110,380 for the Performance Battery Plus version), £83,367 in the UK and 105,607 euros in its home market in Germany. Order books are now open, with deliveries expected to commence in January in Europe and next spring in the States.

The new Taycan 4S will offer up to 522 HP (530 PS) in overboost, but customers will be given the option of a Performance Battery Plus package that raises the output during overboost to 563 HP (571 PS). This makes it 100 HP less powerful than its 671 HP Turbo sibling and 187 HP shy of the range-topping Turbo S that can go up to 750 HP.

Also Read: Porsche Taycan Unveiled In Turbo And Turbo S Spec With Up To 750 HP

As standard, the new Taycan 4S is fitted with a 79.2 kWh battery pack, which provides a 252-mile (405 km) driving range. If, however, you opt for the aforementioned Performance Battery Plus package, you’ll get a bigger 93.4 kWh unit that lifts the driving range to up to 287 miles (462 km), according to the WLTP testing cycle.

Maximum charging capacity is 225kW with the standard battery and 270kW for the Performance Battery Plus version. Both models hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.0 seconds flat, while top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).

The new Porsche Taycan 4S features the same setup with its more powerful siblings, meaning two electric motors, one on each axle, for all-wheel drive and a two-speed transmission mounted on the rear.

On the outside, the Taycan 4S is distinguished from the Turbo and Turbo S by the aero-optimized 19-inch alloy wheels and red brake calipers, as well as having the front apron, side sills and rear diffused finished in black.

The cabin remains largely the same, with highlights including the free-standing curved digital instrument cluster, the central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display. Partial leather upholstery is offered as standard, as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electric adjustment.

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  • Kannag Don Amenra

    My pick of the 3 Taycan versions, released so far, based on the price/extra mileage 🙂

    • Matt

      …and a good old-fashioned socket flap!

    • S3XY

      My Model 3 SR+ which costs $70,000 less is a way better value so PASS.

      • gambit gamboa

        Lol, so you are poor. Sorry you cannot afford the Taycan price.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Clearly there is room for a model below this but probably not as a Porsche. How about a basic Taycan single motor?
    $70k

    • Matt

      It will be an Audi.

    • Rick Alexander

      There is already talk of the 718 Boxster, Cayman, Macan and Cayenne going electric in about 2 years. Once everyone gets on the Electric Bandwagon, prices will come down. Porsche will probably build a Taycan Coupe on a smaller platform that starts at about 90 grand.

  • Craig

    At only $103,800 now EVERYONE can afford one! Yeah. Right on. I’m so happy. No. I really am. Can anyone here loan me a few bucks?

    • Ben

      Most people will lease these much like the rest of the Porsche line.
      Assuming a $105,000 purchase price, with residual value of $88,000 for a term of 36months, the monthly payment should range close to $957-$1050. Considering the average American is paying roughly $515, $957-$1050 doesn’t seem out of reach for an executive. That being said, there are people paying $1,000+ for a luxury truck, sedan or SUV.

      • krusshall

        That’s funny if you think they are going to have a 83.8% residual value after 36 months.

        • Ben

          You don’t get to pull a random number out and use that as the residual value. Its usually set by the leasing company. You might have a slight bit of wiggle room, but its really not up to you. In general, Porsche’s hold their value pretty well. Considering this will be a hot commodity, they’ll likely set the residual value higher than expected. Its financially more sensible for them anyway.

          • TheNovanglus

            For comparison, a Panamera has a 36/12 residual of around 57-58%. Your residual seems wildly high.

          • Ben

            I don’t think the Taycan will be seen as just an electric Panamera by the public or by Porsche, but adjusting for a 66% residual value, 36/mo that comes out to $1,200 – $1,400. I’m not trying to convey a $100k+ vehicle is affordable for everyone, but this model isn’t unattainable by a working person.

            However, the Turbo models are pushing it. You’d need to be a partner or owner to comfortably afford those.

          • krusshall

            I didn’t pull out a random number…you did. 83.8% residual value after 36 months is absurd and wholly unrealistic. And residual values aren’t based on supply and demand.

          • Ben

            There are many factors that build a vehicle’s residual value, including expected perceived value of the vehicle during it’s life cycle. If you have credible wording saying strictly the opposite I’ll read it.

          • krusshall

            Expected perceived? Is that a verbose way of saying estimated? Residual value is an estimate of the depreciation of an asset (the vehicle) at the end of the lease period. In other words it’s the estimated value of the asset upon disposal i.e. what the leasor estimates they will receive when disposing of the asset, either by the lessee purchasing it or by wholesale.

          • Ben

            “Residual values aren’t based on supply and demand”
            -Krusshall

            Do you have a credible source that supports this opinion? I’d like to read it and correct multiple dealers and banks that are working under misinformation. I don’t mind being corrected if there is proof.

      • S3XY

        Ya lease a $100,000 car. Great use of your money

      • Craig

        True. But not THAT many people.

        • Ben

          I’m sure that’s the point. Scarcity often creates value, but an easy way to simulate scarcity is increase barrier of entry(price). This happens with shoes, clothes, electronics, etc. The more pricey it is, naturally the more exclusive it is. People often attach value and importance to scare commodities.

    • Mr. EP9

      I got a spare kidney. How much do those go for?

      • Craig

        lol

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    model s needs to be redesigned

    • Or buy a tesla…

    • S3XY

      Model S is old. Model 3 is the best Tesla available

    • TheNovanglus

      Late next year we should see the new S introducing the 3-motor setup. But you’re likely to see a substantial price increase for the top-end models.

  • Kagan

    Do not forget that the overboost is only available some second. The marketing is deceptive.

  • rockyroad

    oooooh very good ! u lose that futuristic charging port but u get a clean slate look. And that is ok.

  • TheBelltower

    A more realistic price with options will be another $15k-$25k more than this. It’s going to sell like hotcakes.

    • krusshall

      How many $118,000-$128,000 of these will they sell in the US? I’d say a couple thousand at most.

      • pcurve

        Considering they sold 8000 panamera, and potential to take sales away from tesla and even s-class, I would say, at least double your figure.

        • TheNovanglus

          I think Taycan sales in the US will hinge on EPA range. EV buyers care quite a bit about range. The e-tron sales are in the toilet after the Never-Tesla crowd got their fill. They sold just over 400 last month in the biggest CUV segment, likely due to that 204mi range.

  • Nastinupe1911

    I thought that this car was going to be priced LESS than the Panamera? I’m not impressed. It doesn’t look nearly as good as the prototype, it’s rather small and it’s very expensive. I’m not seeing the draw here. And It’s not like I’m a Tesla fan either, I just don’t see the draw of these vehicles at all. Would I choose this over an Audi A7 for around $85,000 loaded? It’s larger, more practical, great technology and IMHO, looks a heck of a lot better… all for around $35,000 less after you add options onto the Porsche. You don’t save THAT much in gas over the lifetime of the vehicle.

    • alexxx

      Not many people in the market for Porsche would buy an Audi…
      Porsche is 2 levels above…

      • S3XY

        And Tesla is on a level neither can reach

        • alexxx

          You compare Tesla and Porsche!! Really?!

    • europeon

      In Europe you’d actually save even more than the difference- fuel and tax – in 3-4 years.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Too expensive. I get that it’s a Porsche, but that is too much for the segment it’s in.The P100D starts at this price, and competes with the Taycan “Turbo”. They are giving sales to Tesla with this strategy. Tesla is the trendy company in this space, and the Model S has that “iPhone aura” around it. If you sell less of a car, with less impressive specs for more money than a Panamera because it has a Porsche badge, that product is not going to steal away as many customers. VAG can act like they are “above Tesla” and all that, but they are coming directly into their market, and competing against that car. They need to take this a bit more seriously.

    • europeon

      Except that Tesla is a joke of a car – beta version, startup quality levels, take your pick.
      There are a lot of people that never even considered a Tesla because of the poor quality, but they are considering a Taycan.

    • Bart

      It’s like comparing 718 to Golf R.

      Porsche does not compete on price.
      They don’t want to be cheaper than Tesla.
      Either you can afford Porsche, or you don’t. They don’t care.

      • alexxx

        ???

      • willhaven

        It is a Porsche after all.

    • Rick Alexander

      I agree somewhat. The Taycan is an electric car like the Tesla. However, the devil is in the details. Other than their power sources, the Taycan drives like an electric Porsche, NOT an electric Tesla. You are paying for more than just a badge Tumbi. You are paying for refinement, fit and finish, quality of materials, the way the vehicle drives and handles. I have not had the pleasure of driving a Taycan as yet. However, I have driven a Tesla. The Tesla is a great car, but other than the instant speed, it does not feel special when you drive it IMO. It is a great car for sure, but I do not wanna take the long way home when I am in it. The Porsche interior looks more upscale and special, and from what journalists are saying, the Taycan feels like a Porsche. Cannot wait to drive it!

  • Nowan Warjo

    wew

  • Nowan Warjo

    This car might be better than model S , but it just lacks a “Wow” factor that model S had

    • Ben

      The model S broke the ice, it was the first electric car in the public eye that didn’t look funky. It had many features that consumers are now desensitized to. Compounding to that is the different experience while driving an electric car (instant torque, quiet interior, “braking”, etc). The more competition that enters the market, the battle for consumers will be won on small things such as cargo space, looks, infotainment, comfort, etc just like ICE vehicles.

    • S3XY

      Sike. Not even better than a 2012 Model S.

  • S3XY

    Ya power move. Meanwhile, Tesla continue to populate the roads while the taycan is takin its time

  • TheNovanglus

    I don’t know why people keep comparing it with the Model S. It isn’t that big. Interior-wise it fits closer to the Model 3. At 4.0s to 60, it is in line with the LR AWD Model 3, or better, a 3P- (a Model 3 Performance without the Performance Upgrade Pack), which is only $2k more, at 3.2s to 60. Now, it is nowhere near the level of refinement and luxury as a Taycan, but everything else in the Tesla is superior.

    Admittedly, no one is seriously going to cross shop a LR AWD 3, but it does show how amazing of a value the Model 3 is. You could buy 2- 3P- for the price of a small battery 4S.

    • MayTheBestCarWin05

      People compare it to the Model S because of the price point.

      • TheNovanglus

        That’s my point. Do you compare a 911 and a Panamera because they cost the same? You buy a Panamera because you need pax space, not because it is superior dynamically to a 911. The Taycan is in the class of a 3. Why would you consider an S over a 3 unless you needed the space or range?

        • MayTheBestCarWin05

          Your example of buyers not cross shopping a 911 and a Panamera makes sense.

          But regardless of the size diff btwn a Model S and Taycan….the fact of the matter is there are only TWO electric sedans on sale in the $90k+ price range.

          THAT’s why people compare them. If there were 10 different premium electric sedans, then your stance would make more sense. Lastly, perhaps a buyer prefers the looks of the Model S vs. Model 3??

          • TheNovanglus

            Porsche’s marketing is the one pushing this as a Model S competitor. It doesn’t make you wonder at all why Porsche hasn’t released interior dimensions yet on a product that currently is in production? Not the least curious. /shrugs

  • TheNovanglus

    Or, you could go buy a M3P now and enjoy it for the next several years…and keep $100k in your pocket for that GT3 Touring.

  • Mr. EP9

    Yeah, that’s about right. I expected Porsche’s “entry level” model to still cost you an arm and a leg and they didn’t disappoint.

  • Halfelven

    So if history with Porsche is relevant, the 4S isn’t likely the entry level model. Their normal cadence would be Taycan, Taycan S, 4S, Turbo and Turbo S.

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