Porsche launches Taycan 4S

Porsche launches Taycan 4S


Porsche has revealed the Taycan 4S, set to join the company’s pure-electric sports saloon range from early next year.

The new Taycan 4S produces 390 kW (530hp) in overboost, or up to 420 kW (571hp) when fitted with the optional Performance Battery Plus. In either variant, the 0-62mph time is 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 155mph possible.

Range is quoted at up to 287 miles on a single charge with the Performance Battery Plus 93.4 kWh battery fitted – the highest found in the Taycan range. Standard Performance Battery models – 79.2 kWh – get a range of 252 miles.

Charging is available at up to 225 kW or 270 kW for the standard and optional battery specifications respectively, via the Taycan 4S’s CCS inlet.

All wheel drive is offered thanks to a motor fitted on each axle, with two-speed transmission fitted to the rear axle aiding with efficiency at higher speeds.

Prices start at £83,367, and the Performance Battery Plus option adds around £4,600 to the cost of the Taycan 4S. OTR costs exclude any government grants. The £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant would likely be applied to the Taycan 4S, since it meets all the criteria, but it has yet to be approved by OLEV.

The new Porsche can be ordered now, with deliveries expected from January 2020.