It’s just been over a month since Porsche introduced its first-ever fully-electric car, the Taycan, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and the German automaker has already started expanding the line-up by announcing new variants. Porsche has followed up the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S with a more affordable Taycan 4S, which further indicates that the electric sports sedan will follow the 911 nomenclature. As you can predict, the Taycan 4S is less powerful than its Turbo siblings. The new Taycan variant has been launched with a base price of $105,150, which is nearly $50,000 cheaper than the Taycan Turbo. For that what you get a smaller 79.2-kWh battery pack and 522 horsepower from its pair of electric motors as compared to the Turbo’s 670 hp and the Turbo S’s 750 hp. Porsche hasn’t revealed the base Taycan’s range, but we expect it to somewhere in the range on 220 to 230 miles on a single charge.
In case you want better range from your Taycan 4S, Porsche has something called the Performance Battery Plus on its options’ list for an extra $6580. It’s basically the same 93.4-kWh pack found in the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S and will increase the range on 4S considerably. In terms of performance, Porsche claims the Taycan 4S will go from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph, regardless the battery capacity. Aesthetically, the 4S is near identical to the Turbo models except for subtle changes, which include smaller wheels and a slightly different fascia. In terms of standard features, the Taycan 4S gets air suspension, keyless entry and pushbutton start, ambient interior lighting, eight-way power front seats, and dynamic LED headlights. The Porsche Taycan 4S can be ordered right away but the deliveries will start next spring.