Just last month we finally had the opportunity to see the all-new Porsche Taycan up close. While the car didn’t fail to impress, it also launched with a truly heartbreaking price tag north of $150,000. Now, the entry-level Taycan 4S is here to redress that balance, complete with a bit less sticker shock. In fact, it’s $80,000 less than the range-topping Taycan Turbo S.
Pricing for the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S starts at $103,800. From there, the “Performance Battery Plus” model will set you back $110,380. That’s still expensive, but at least it puts Porsche’s all-electric sports sedan in the range of a slightly larger market. The base Taycan 4S comes with a 79.2 kWh battery pack, while the more expensive version comes with a 93.4 kWh unit (the same capacity as the Taycan Turbo).
Squaring that $80,000 price difference even more is the Taycan 4S’ lower performance from the top-end models. Even still, the base Performance battery version manages 523 horsepower. Step it up to the Plus model, and you get a power bump up to 563 horsepower. Like the more expensive Taycans, the 4S has two electric motors for all-wheel drive capability and a two-speed transmission on the rear axle. That means the Taycan can alter its driving mode on the rear axle for greater range or better performance.
No matter which model you buy, the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S makes the 0-60 sprint in 3.8 seconds, according to Porsche. On the appearance front, it’s hard to tell the 4S apart from its more powerful siblings. That’s true on the inside as well, where the digital instrument cluster and mass of infotainment screens remain.
The 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S goes on sale in Spring 2020, with orders open now. There’s no word on range yet, though the slightly less powerful Performance Battery Plus version should exceed the Taycan Turbo or Turbo S.