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2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Review

Porsche builds the range from top to bottom

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The 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S is Sensible but Still Very Good. The Turbo S and Turbo models were essential for establishing the Taycan EV’s performance cred, but the 4S is no slouch. Porsche typically releases a brand new model in the base form. Porsche builds the range from top to bottom before the less powerful and more affordable Taycan 4S, launching the powerful 670hp Turbo and 750hp Turbo S.

The Turbo and 4S models’ significant difference is power because it contains a less powerful electric motor. Both Turbo S has a more powerful inverter, but Taycans have the same front-engine. 

Acceleration is quick. Porsche states that a time of 2.7 secs from 0 to 60 miles-per-hour for the 4S. It’s still pretty fast. A unique feature of the Porsche Taycan in today’s EV space, the two-speed gearbox offers adequate shifting when you accelerate hard. However, there are all sorts of options available. Several essential performances include more extensive tires, rear steering wheel, and brakes.Standard functions in the Taycan 4S include partial leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats in 8 directions, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 16.8-inch digital instrument cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rearview mirror, free entry proximity key and universal garage door opener.

Porsche Taycan 4S:

Powering the Porsche Taycan is an all-wheel-drive setup with dual electric motors. The basic Taycan 4S comes with a 79 kWh battery rated at 429hp. All Taycan models can generate short bursts of extra power when using launch control, known as overboost. In this situation, the 4S generates approximately 522 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque.

This basic model is also fast. The Taycan takes off from an authoritative stop and climbs to higher speeds easily. You can find yourself going more quickly than you thought before you realize it. The reason for Taycan’s smooth and linear power supply is its two-speed transmission. Many other electric cars use a single-speed transmission, but the Porsche’s outfit helps manage acceleration better.

The Taycan 4S is available with a 93 kWh battery, called Performance Battery Plus. It gives you a standard 482 hp, with up to 562 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque available with overboost. The Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo 4S come standard with the largest battery, and each is rated at 616 hp for daily use. Of course, this makes them feel even faster than the base model, pushing you back into your seat when you hit the accelerator.

The standard 10.9-inch touch screen infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay, 4 USB ports, wireless device charging, navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a 10-speaker stereo. It’s a sort of car that is point-and-shoot: you turn the wheel, and it works. Thanks to the heavy battery mounted in the vehicle, the grip threshold is high, and the body roll is low. It’s hard to get any form of Taycan out of it.

Although Porsche is not talking at this stage about US-specific range estimates for the Taycan 4S, the 4S with the optional battery achieves slightly higher range numbers in the European WLTP cycle than the Turbos. With the EPA’s numbers, the same could happen. If you do not care about beating Teslas at stoplights, select the most affordable but still very impressive Porsche Taycan and spend the money you save on Porsche’s unending list of options.

Porsche Taycan Sold more than 911, 718, and Panamera in the United States in the fourth quarter. Porsche’s first electric car outsold almost every other Porsche sedan and coupe in the US market and now #3 after the Cayenne and Macan SUVs. 

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The 911 sold more than the Taycan,718, and Panamera combined during the second quarter. But as the new standard set in, sales rebounded across the industry in the third quarter. And if that pattern continues, it might be the first case where a traditional automaker’s EV sales in the US has overtaken its established products.

It feels like a turning point when you compare it to the bigger, more luxurious, more popular Panamera sedan. Initially, Tesla showed that an EV could outsell its rivals, but the Taycan could prove that an EV of the same brand could easily surpass its internal combustion alternative. People could make the jump, even with the higher price and logistical difficulties of EVs.

First, the wealthier Porsche customers might be less concerned about the price tradeoff. In addition, when newer, items appear to perform better, offering the Taycan an advantage over the Panamera, with facelifted models still on sale. More importantly, however, this could be a quarter anomaly. However, if it becomes a trend, it could show that even non-Tesla EVs could be more attractive and popular than their traditional choices.

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