The Porsche Taycan 4S is officially announced

14 October 2019, 04:02:34

The Porsche Taycan 4S is officially announcedTrue to its naming nomenclature and launch policy, Porsche has launched the Taycan 4S. After announcing the top tier Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S, it is the mid-range model's turn, in which the "4" means four-wheel-drive and "S" usually denotes the mid-level. The 4S accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and the top speed is 250 km/h.

The Porsche Taycan 4S is available in two variants depending on the battery and system power. The first one packs a standard single-deck Performance battery with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh and offers up to 390 kW of total system power and combined electric power consumption of 24.6 kWh/100 km. The WLTP range, in this case, is up to 407 km. The peak charging speed is 225 kW.

The second variant is optional. It packs the two-deck Performance battery Plus familiar from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo with a total capacity of 93.4 kWh and offers up to 420 kW of total system power and combined electric power consumption of 25.6 kWh/100 km. The WLTP range, in this case, is up to 463 km. The peak charging speed is 270 kW.

The Porsche Taycan 4S has a permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle which is 80 mm shorter than the corresponding drive component on the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. The pulse-controlled inverter used on the front axle in the Taycan 4S operates with up to 300 amps and the inverter on the rear axle with up to 600 amps. The motor on the front remains unchanged so does the two-speed transmission on the rear axle.

There are a few visual differences from the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and the Turbo S. For starters, the mid-range model arrives with aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan S Aero wheels and red-painted brake callipers. The front apron has new geometry, side sills and a rear diffuser in black. It arrives with LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) as standard. Another standard feature is the adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology including electronic damper control PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management). In addition, the Taycan 4S comes with a partial leather interior as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment. There's a 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display to form a uniform glass panel.

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