Porsche launched on Monday the Taycan 4S, the third version of its all-electric vehicle.
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The 4S, which will give a performance-battery-plus option, looks like the Taycan that Porsche revealed in September.
And indeed, inside all of the Taycans, including the 4S, are the identical chassis and suspension, strong magnet synchronous motors and other parts.
But this version is slightly lighter, more affordable and a skosh slower than the high-end versions of the Taycan that were launched just seven weeks ago.
Porsche has continuously said it would have various versions of the Taycan.
What’s New About 4S?
In September, the German automaker told what $1 billion of primary investment looks like with the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo.
This is a more robust and costly version of its all-electric four-door sports car with base costs of $185,000 and $150,900, each.
Meanwhile, the basic version of Porsche Taycan 4S is higher than $80,000, which is cheaper than its leading model.
The 4S is available with two battery sizes.
The usual 4S begins at $103,800 and comes with a 79.2 kWh battery pack and a couple of electric motors that provide 429 horsepower.
With the launch control involved, the horsepower dives to 522.
Consumers who opt for the performance-battery-plus version of the 4S will give out $110,380 for a vehicle which has a 93.4 kWh battery and double electric motors that can provide up to 563 hp (420 kW)
Both of the 4S models have the highest speed of 155 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
The Taycan 4S is scheduled to come in U.S. dealerships in spring 2020.
The 4S is no competition for the Turbo S, the most strong Taycan, which has an outcome of 616 hp or 751 hp with the launch control involved.
The Turbo S has the best torque of 774 pound-feet and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.
Of course, that type of power happens at a price.
The Taycan Turbo S begins at $185,000.
Porsche has still to release the EPA battery range ratings for the 4S or for the Turbo S or the Turbo for that matter.
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