New Porsche Taycan 4S inferior to Tesla power reserveApril 18, 2020
The most efficient Porsche Taycan still does not match the S model. Considering this is the first Porsche electric car, the Taycan is impressive.
In its Turbo look, the electric sedan produces up to 670 horsepower and 845 Nm of torque, while the Turbo S generates 750 horsepower and 1,045 Nm of torque, which allows it to accelerate from standstill to the first “hundred” in 2.6 seconds .
Unsurprisingly, this level of performance is expensive because the Taycan Turbo starts at $ 150,900 and the Turbo S costs at least $ 185,000. Fortunately, there is a cheaper option: last October, Porsche introduced the entry-level Taycan 4S.
Starting at $ 103,800, the Taycan 4S comes with a 79.2 kWh or 93.4 kWh battery. The latter allows its twin-engine electric power plant to generate up to 562 horsepower, accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 250 km / h. 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S is already available at US dealerships, and despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, model shipments for customers will begin in the next few days.
“The new Taycan 4S is at the heart of our electrified range, delivering the lightweight performance and thrilling dynamics expected of a Porsche sports car with space and connectivity that make it suitable for everyday use. Even at this difficult time, we believe that our dealers should develop innovative ways to support our customers, ”said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.
Porsche also confirmed that the Taycan 4S has an estimated EPA electric range of 327 km, making it the most efficient version of the Taycan. In comparison, the EPA estimates the range of the Turbo and Turbo S at 323 and 309 km respectively. However, it still does not reach the Tesla Model S, which offers a distance of up to 600 km.
However, independent tests show that EPA ratings can be quite conservative. A Porsche dealer told us that the Taycan can last about 480 km without recharging, “if you can resist having to push your foot into the floor.”
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