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.
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.