The Taycan 4S uses the same powertrain layout as the Turbo and Turbo S models. For the Taycan, however, there is no rear-wheel-drive version, as electric motors spin both axles in all the versions shown so far, hence the eyebrow-raising naming. The brake disc diameter is 360 mm on the front axle and 358 mm on the rear axle.
Though the 4S is one model, it'll be offered with two different power levels.
But there's an enhanced version of the Turbo 4S too - the 571PS Performance Plus.
On sale now across the nation, the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S starts at $105,150 when fitted with the Performance Battery, and $111,730 with the Performance Battery Plus.
These numbers are a lot lower than what you'll get in the Taycan Turbo, but make no mistake, the 4S won't be a slouch. Performance for both variants is identical through the 0-100 km/h acceleration benchmark at 4.0 seconds, and top speeds for both are matched at 250 km/h.
Porsche unveiled the high-end versions of the Taycan, the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S, in September.
European dealerships will receive the Taycan 4S in January, and a Porsche representative told Business Insider that U.S. deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020.
Taycan drivers in the USA can stay charged up thanks to a three-pronged infrastructure strategy: free 30-minute charging sessions for three years at Electrify America sites nationwide, DC fast chargers at Porsche dealerships, and home charging to start every day with a charged battery. Porsche's 4D Chassis Control can also be found, alongside the same three-chamber adaptive air suspension as on the Turbo and Turbo S.
Distinguishing features of the Taycan 4S compared with the Turbo and Turbo S include the aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan S Aero wheels and red-painted brake calipers. The Turbo, meanwhile, has 20-inch wheels (21s on the Turbo S), and Porsche's Surface-Coated brakes are standard.
European dealerships will receive the Taycan 4S in January.
Taycan 4s comes standard with partial leather interior and front comfort seats that are 8-way electrically adjustable. Porsche's leather-free Race-Tex interior is available as a no-cost option, and it's pretty good. This represents a pretty healthy reduction over the $150,900 base price of the Taycan Turbo, for only a small performance tradeoff.
The Porsche Taycan 4 S is priced from £83,367.00 RRP and is available to order from today at Porsche Centres in the United Kingdom and Ireland.