After a glamorous unveiling that introduced the world to Porsche’s new line of electric cars, the Taycan nameplate now gets a new trim: 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S.
The new trim is available with two battery sizes: Performance battery good for 530hp and Performance Plus battery which delivers up to 571hp. Following the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo’s launch, the Taycan 4S occupies the entry-level slot in the series.
Power and range will, of course, vary from the Turbo models. The Porsche Taycan 4S can hit 100kph from a standstill in four seconds flat, topping out at 250kph. The Performance battery gives the car a driving range of up to 407km, while the Plus fitment takes it up to 463km.
The Taycan 4S is offered as an entry-level Porsche EV, and is available in two power outputs.
Carrying over the simplistic, cutting-edge design from its siblings, the Taycan 4S features smooth contours, bold design, and a practical interior. Retaining its signature Porsche DNA, the EV still manages to hint at its modern powertrain and increased capabilities.
Features setting the Taycan 4S apart from its Turbo trims are aerodynamic 19-inch Taycan S Aero wheels and brake calipers dipped in red. The front apron has a new geometry, so do the side sills, and rear diffuser. Porsche has fitted the 4S with the same electric motor as other trims, but with a shorter active length of 130mm instead of 210mm. This results in increased range while cutting down slightly on output.
Two permanently excited synchronous motors over each axle give the car all-wheel-drive, while a two-speed transmission sits over the rear. The Taycan is also exceptionally slippery, boasting a drag coefficient of just 0.22cd.
Inside, the cabin remains unchanged from the Turbo and Turbo S models.
Porsche offers leather seats inside the Taycan as standard equipment. However, you can choose to go for sustainable materials if you so wish. The eight-way electrically adjusted front seats as well as the rear ones can be specified in innovative recycled materials highlighting the sustainable concept of the sports EV.
The cockpit also signals at the modern ethos of Porsche with its completely new architecture. However, it stays true to its aim of delivering the best possible drive experience. This can be seen via the free-standing, curved instrument cluster, which forms the highest point on the dashboard. This places a clear focus on the driver axis. A central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display come together to form an integrated glass band finish.
The 2020 Porsche Taycan slots in at the entry-level of the German carmaker’s EV range. Model availability and pricing across the Middle East and African region will be announced in the first half of 2020.