Porsche has introduced the entry-level Taycan 4S BEV four-door sports car following the launch of the more powerful Turbo variants
Following the launch of its first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) models, Porsche has officially unveiled the entry-level Taycan 4S following the debut of the more powerful Taycan Turbo and Turbo S models. The third Taycan model is available with two battery sizes and delivers with the Performance Battery up to 530 hp or with the Performance Battery Plus up to 571 hp.
The Taycan 4S boasts a single-deck Performance Battery comes with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh as standard. While the two-deck Performance Battery Plus with 93.4 kWh from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo are optionally available.
Being the non-Turbo variant, the 4S’ power output and range vary with either of the two battery options. Making up to 530 hp overboot power output, the 4S with the Performance battery can be driven up to 407 km on a single full charge while the more powerful Performance Batter Plus provides 571 hp and up to 463 km, which is the highest in the Taycan line up. The maximum charging capacity (peak) is at 225 kW for the Performance Battery and 270 kW for the Performance Battery Plus.
The Porsche Taycan 4S uses a slightly shorter active length of 130 mm, 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.
Having two permanently excited synchronous motors on the front and rear axles, the Taycan 4S is effective an all-wheel-drive vehicle, and likewise, with the Turbo and Turbo S, the 4S comes with a two-speed transmission on the rear axle. The same also applies to the charging management as well. With a drag coefficient value from 0.22, the Taycan’s smooth body contributes to lower energy consumption.
To tell the 4S apart from the more powerful Turbo variants, the 4S comes with an aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan S Aero wheels and the red-painted brake callipers. The front apron with new geometry, side sills and rear diffuser in black. LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are equipped as standard.
Nothing much has changed much inside, the Taycan 4S features the free-standing, curved instrument cluster. Likewise, the central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band in a black-panel look. As standard, the Taycan 4S comes with a partial leather interior as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment.
Besides the all-electric drivetrain, the Taycan is the first Porsche model to offer an entirely leather-free interior, which Porsche says that the materials inside are mostly made from recycled materials.
Porsche uses a centrally networked control system for the Taycan chassis. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real-time. As standard, the Taycan 4S features adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology including electronic damper control PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management).
The Taycan 4S has six-piston fixed-calliper brakes on the front axle with internally vented cast iron brake discs. The brake disc diameter is 360 millimetres on the front axle and 358 millimetres on the rear axle. Four-piston brakes are used on the rear axle, and the callipers are painted in red.