Porsche has lowered the entry price of its upcoming Taycan electric four-door sedan with the debut of an ‘entry-level’ 4S variant.
The 4S slides in below the hero Turbo and Turbo S performance-oriented models, with a starting price in the US of $103,800 – some ~$50,000 cheaper than the Turbo, and $84,000 less than the Turbo S.
The majority of the price reduction comes from lesser powertrain elements, namely a smaller 79.2kWh lithium-ion battery. Dual electric motors produce 390kW of power, delivered to all wheels for a 4.0-second 0-100km/h sprint and 250km/h top speed. Range is pegged at 407km on the WLTP cycle, while Porsche claims it’s capable of 225kW DC fast-charging.
A larger 93.4kWh ‘Performance Battery Plus’ – borrowed from the Turbo and Turbo S – is available, enabling a 463km WLTP range and 270kW DC charging. Power has risen to 420kW, though the acceleration and top speed figures remain unchanged.
360mm front and 358mm rear steel brakes come as standard, with tungsten-coated or carbon-ceramic stoppers available as an option. A range of performance options will be offered, including larger alloy wheels, adaptive air suspension and torque vectoring.
Inside, the 4S gets the same quad-screen infotainment setup as the range-topping Turbo models, with comfort seats and ‘vegan leather’ bundled from the factory.
The 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S is set to reach Australian shores in late 2020, alongside the Turbo and Turbo S flagships. A rear-wheel-drive ‘S’ is expected to arrive at a later date.