Porsche Taycan 4S Revealed: Offers Two Battery Sizes

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

Porsche has released the most affordable version of its first-ever electric vehicle, the Taycan 4S, ahead of its arrival Down Under late in 2020.

Porsche Monday announced that soon after the introduction of the 2020 Porsche Taycan, a Taycan 4S model will slot below the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. The single-layer Performance Battery with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh comes as standard.

Porsche says that the Taycan 4S can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds-versus just 2.6 seconds to 60 miles per hour for the Turbo S. In initial ride-along and first-drive opportunities with the Taycan we found its all-out acceleration to be brutally quick.

With two permanently excited synchronous motors on the front and rear axles-in other words all-wheel drive-as well as a two-speed transmission on the rear axle, the drive architecture comprises the same main technical highlights as the rest of the Taycan family. Charging options will be the same as the other Taycans; at an 800-volt DC fast-charging station, charging from 5% to an 80% state of charge can take just 22 minutes. The 4S rides on 19-inch wheels, which may bring some ride-and-handling differences over the other models' 20- and 21-inch ones.

The Taycan 4S comes with Porsche's 4D adaptive chassis, as well as a three-chamber air suspension. Brakes are six-piston calipers in front (red) and four-piston (red) at the rear wheels, all with vented cast-iron rotors.

Taycan drivers in the USA can stay charged up thanks to a three-pronged infrastructure strategy: free 30-minute charging sessions for three years at Electrify America sites nationwide, DC fast chargers at Porsche dealerships, and home charging to start every day with a charged battery.

The Taycan 4S uses the same powertrain layout as the Turbo and Turbo S models. Standard 400-volt high speed DC charging occurs at 50 kW, and an optional Booster increases the charge speed to 150 kW.

Appearance-wise, the front fascia has a different geometry, with black side skirts and rear diffuser. LED headlamps and dynamic lamps are included. Partial leather upholstery is offered as standard, as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electric adjustment. The interior will be offered with a range of colour, design and texture options to satisfy all tastes, including a floor covering that's made entirely from recycled items such as fish nets.

The range-topping Taycan Turbo and Turbo S have been joined by the Taycan 4S, set to arrive Down Under late in 2020. 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.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Blue Bell recalling Butter Crunch Ice Cream

    Blue Bell recalling Butter Crunch Ice Cream

    Blue Bell discovered the error after a consumer notified them of a piece of a plastic tool found in their Butter Crunch Ice Cream. Consumers who purchased the recalled items can return the ice cream to the place of purchase for a full refund.
    Kate, William to land in Pakistan tomorrow

    Kate, William to land in Pakistan tomorrow

    William will be following in the footsteps of both his parents, as Diana, Princess of Wales, made the journey several times through her charity work.

    Ryan Reynolds Wishes Hugh Jackman A Happy Birthday In Hilarious NSFW Video

    He quickly adds: "By the way, do not post that, I'll have like three million tweets from him in the next ten seconds". Captioning the video, Hugh wrote online: "At first I thought - Ugh, now I have to actually apologize".
  • Saturn surpasses Jupiter as 'moon king'

    Saturn surpasses Jupiter as 'moon king'

    These collisions may have happened as Saturn was in the process of forming, when a cloud of dust and gas surrounded the planet. The moons must be named after giants from Norse, Gallic, or Inuit mythology, corresponding to the three different clusters.
    Trudeau says security threat won’t change how he campaigns

    Trudeau says security threat won’t change how he campaigns

    Later on Sunday, Trudeau was once again diving right into the crowds on a street in Newmarket, Ont., where he went to support Liberal candidate Tony Van Bynen.
    Truth Be Told trailer gives glimpse inside intense murder investigation

    Truth Be Told trailer gives glimpse inside intense murder investigation

    Poppy helped convict Warren (Paul) following the murder of a father to identical twins, Josie and Lanie Burhman ( Lizzy Caplan ). Truth Be Told's plot synopsis: based on the novel by Kathleen Barber , "Every truth has a outcome ".
  • California bans sale, manufacture of fur products from 2023

    California bans sale, manufacture of fur products from 2023

    Global advocates are hopeful that California's ban will pressure other countries like the United Kingdom to take similar actions. Under the law , only domesticated cats, dogs and horses will be allowed in performances in California .
    Rockets' Gerald Green reportedly suffers broken left foot, is out indefinitely

    Rockets' Gerald Green reportedly suffers broken left foot, is out indefinitely

    Green, 33, is entering his third season with the Rockets and averaged 10.2 points per game in his first two years with the team. More tests are planned for Monday to confirm the diagnosis and determine whether surgery will be required.
    Pixel 4 pre-order at Best Buy Canada confirms key specs

    Pixel 4 pre-order at Best Buy Canada confirms key specs

    The battery on the Pixel 4 will weigh in at 2800mAh while a larger capacity 3700mAh battery will power the Pixel 4 XL . While we are just a few days ahead of the launch of this smartphone, the official render of the same has been leaked.
  • Sourav Ganguly poised to be the new BCCI president

    Sourav Ganguly poised to be the new BCCI president

    However, no election will be held as all candidates have emerged unopposed after weeks hectic parleys. Shanta Rangaswamy was earlier elected unopposed as female ICA representative.
    Extinction Rebellion launches two weeks of protests around the world

    Extinction Rebellion launches two weeks of protests around the world

    Quebec Transport Minister Francois Bonnardel spoke out to condemn the activists who "took drivers hostage". Police top brass have previously said their officers acted professionally in dealing with the protests.
    Real Madrid duo Modric and Bale hobble out of Euro 2020 qualifier

    Real Madrid duo Modric and Bale hobble out of Euro 2020 qualifier

    Slovakia's next game is in Croatia , with the World Cup finalists needing a point to reach the European Championship next summer. Croatia stay in first place with 14 points, with Hungary two points behind in second and Slovakia on ten.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.