Porsche releases Taycan 4S: Price, performance, battery options, and more

The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)

Just over a month after launching the first two variants of the Taycan, Porsche has announced another version of its flagship all-electric sports car, the dual-motor Taycan 4S. Priced below the Taycan Turbo, the midrange variant of the electric sports car could very well hit the sweet spot for buyers who prefer to have the full Porsche experience without spending over $150,000. 

Here’s a quick look at the Porsche Taycan 4S’s details.

Design and Battery Sizes

A look at the Taycan 4S shows that the vehicle is just as stunning as the Turbo and Turbo S variant that preceded it. The Taycan 4S’ dimensions are identical to the vehicle’s top two versions, though its wheels are a touch smaller at 19″ compared to the Turbo’s 20″ and the Turbo S’ 21″ wheels. The 4S is also equipped with red six-piston fixed-calipers on the front axle and four-piston calipers on the rear axle with internally vented cast-iron brake rotors. 

The Taycan 4S will be released with two available battery sizes: the standard Performance battery that delivers up to 522 hp (390 kW) and the Performance Battery Plus that up to 563 hp (420 kW). The Performance Battery has a capacity of 79.2 kWh as standard, while the Performance Battery Plus features the same 93.4 kW battery that is fitted on the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S. 

The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)

The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)

Performance, Charging, and Interior

Yet despite the differing battery sizes, Porsche notes that the Taycan 4S will have a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds. The top speed of the vehicle is listed at 155 mph. US EPA range estimates for the Taycan 4S are yet to be announced. 

Under ideal conditions, the Porsche Taycan 4S could charge from 5% to 80% state of charge can occur in as little as 22.5 minutes for both the Performance and Performance Plus battery, at least when the vehicle is plugged into an 800-volt high-speed DC charging station. The maximum charging capacity (peak) is 225 kW for the Performance Battery or 270 kW for the Performance Battery Plus. 

Being part of the Taycan family, the 4S is available with multiple interior options, though Porsche underscores the company’s use of recycled materials for the vehicle. A partial leather interior comes standard with the midrange all-electric car. 

The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)
The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)

The Porsche Taycan 4S. (Credit: Porsche AG)

Price

In a way, the Porsche Taycan 4S could very well be the bang-for-your-buck version of the German automaker’s flagship electric sports car line. Apart from having the same battery size as the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, the 4S is also equipped with the same Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PSM) as the vehicle’s top two trims. 

Granted, the vehicle’s maximum power stands at 563 hp with launch control compared to the Taycan Turbo’s 670 hp and the Turbo S’ 750 hp with launch control, but the vehicle is also priced significantly less. The Taycan 4S with Performance Battery starts at $103,800 ($106,410 at launch), while the 4S with Performance Battery Plus starts at $110,380 ($112,990 at launch). 

That’s around $40,000-$46,000 less than the Taycan Turbo, which starts at $150,900 ($153,510 at launch), and over $74,000-$80,000 less than the Taycan Turbo S, which starts at $185,000 ($187,610 at launch). 

Here’s a full comparison of Porsche’s current lineup for its flagship electric car.

Porsche Taycan Technical Spec Sheet by Simon Alvarez on Scribd

Simon Alvarez: Simon is a reporter with a passion for electric cars and clean energy. Fascinated by the world envisioned by Elon Musk, he hopes to make it to Mars (at least as a tourist) someday.
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