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Lesser trim grades for Porsche's first electric car make LA motor show debut with up to 563bhp and 287 miles of range
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14 October 2019

Porsche has made its new Taycan EV much more attainable with the addition of a new 4S trim underneath the existing Turbo and Turbo S

The new model, which made its public debut at the 2019 LA motor show, is available to order now from £83,367 (excluding the £3500 government grant) and is expected to arrive for UK deliveries in January alongside the Turbo and Turbo S. 

While it doesn’t get the 751bhp of the £138,000 Taycan Turbo S, the 4S still puts out 523bhp during overboost in standard form. It also gets a 79.2kWh battery for a WLTP certified range of 252 miles. 

However, Porsche also offers a Performance Battery Plus option pack, which raises peak power to 563bhp and increases the battery output to 93.4kWh. While the 0-62mph time is unchanged from the standard 4S at 4.0sec, the range is boosted to 287 miles – the highest figure in the current Taycan line-up. The Performance Battery Plus also gets a faster peak charging rate, at 270kW to the base car’s 225kW.

Much of the 4S’s technical make-up is the same as pricier Taycans, with two electric motors across both axles for four-wheel drive and a two-speed transmission for acceleration. However, the rear motor is 80mm shorter than it is in the Turbo and Turbo S, while it also receives smaller brakes, down to 360mm and six pistons on the front and 358mm and four pistons at the rear.

Exterior styling changes include smaller 19in wheels, red painted calipers and a revised bodykit including a different front apron, side sills and rear diffuser. Dynamic LED lights remain standard fitment. Part-leather is standard, but Porsche also offers a leather-free cabin with recycled materials. 

As with other Taycans, it comes with three years of access to Ionity’s rapid chargers and the Porsche Charging Service. Customers also receive a driving experience at the brand’s Silverstone Experience Centre. 

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Boris9119 14 October 2019

Everyone is Happy

If you want to spend 150k you buy the turbo, if you want to spend 80k you buy the 4s and everyones happy, even the Porsche Board. What's the problem?

xxxx 15 October 2019

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Boris9119 wrote:

If you want to spend 150k you buy the turbo, if you want to spend 80k you buy the 4s and everyones happy, even the Porsche Board. What's the problem?

I think they'd be alot happier if you spend £55k extra on a car that MIGHT only cost an extra £20k to build!  

The Dr 14 October 2019

No brainer

I can see why did not release this car at launch. If you buy the 4S in stock white add the 21inch mission E alloys and performance battery it still only costs about £87k inc grant and for that you get a car that looks like atop of the range turbo, goes nearly as fast, has a longer range and saves you about £50k. If I could afford it I would buy this for sure and the range is plenty anyway, I never drive more than 150 miles with a stop.

xxxx 15 October 2019

£55k saving

The Dr wrote:

I can see why did not release this car at launch. If you buy the 4S in stock white add the 21inch mission E alloys and performance battery it still only costs about £87k inc grant and for that you get a car that looks like atop of the range turbo, goes nearly as fast, has a longer range and saves you about £50k. If I could afford it I would buy this for sure and the range is plenty anyway, I never drive more than 150 miles with a stop.

Agreed, that's pretty much what I said!

Tycoon 14 October 2019

Still less range than a £48k

Still less range than a £48k car?
Cersai Lannister 14 October 2019

Tycoon wrote:

Tycoon wrote:

Still less range than a £48k car?

OK, but doesn't the same comment apply to Porsche 911 fuel economy Vs. a Three Series. The Taycan is built more for power, prestige, novelty isn't it than a more (unspecified) prosaic car? It's like sniffing at a Ferrari because the Taycan is faster 0-60, not a valid comparison surely?

Cenuijmu 14 October 2019

Tycoon wrote:

Tycoon wrote:

Still less range than a £48k car?

Most diesels less than £48k get a far bigger range.... is range the be all and end all?  You are falling into the "looking at a spreadsheet" way of how to buy a car.

What do you drive out of interest? What's the range? 

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