Porsche Taycan 4S

Porsche Taycan 4S


$209,800

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0-100 km/h
4.0s
Real Range
375 km
Consumption
18.9 kWh/100km

7.5Mojo Score
Our Verdict of the Porsche Taycan 4S

The "entry-level" Taycan is one of the best attempts at an EV from a legacy car manufacturer we've seen. Although among the most expensive EVs in Australia, it lives up to the expectations you'd have of a Porsche.

Driving Range
7.5
Efficiency
7.0
Performance
8.0
Value for Money
7.5
PROS
  • Drives as a Porsche should
  • Potential for rapid recharging
  • 3 year complimentary ChargeFox subscription
CONS
  • Pricier when compared to a Tesla
  • Tesla still bests it on range…
  • …and in on-paper performance
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 Summary Review

The Porsche Taycan 4S is one of the most anticipated cars to enter the Australian market. It represents a new dawn for the manufacturer that has previously made the transition from air-cooled to water-cooled engines, before revolutionising the premium SUV market with their Cayenne and Macan models.

However, their success when exploring new pastures doesn’t preclude them as victorious just yet. By industry standards, they’re already late to the game.

There are three trim levels of Taycan on offer: the 4S, the Turbo and the Turbo S. The 4S is the cheapest and least powerful of the three, but it’s by no means inexpensive. Starting at $209,800 drive away, The Taycan range of cars are the most expensive EVs on sale today. However, that blow is slightly softened if you consider that the 4S is approximately $40,000 cheaper than the starting price of the ICEV Porsche 911.

Fans of traditional Porsches will feel at home inside the Taycan. The interior layout takes after the design that permeates throughout their existing line-up. As such, the controls are familiar, as too are the interfaces that help you navigate the various options on offer.

The Taycan is a four-seater as standard, although you can option a fifth centre seat if so required. Interior space is accommodating, although it’s not as big as it looks in pictures. It’s smaller than a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, for instance. However, you get a decent boot, with easy access thanks to a hatchback, and a storage compartment under the bonnet.

Being a Porsche, you expect the Taycan to be on the ball with the performance numbers. The reality is a mixed bag. On paper, the 4S, and even the faster Turbo and Turbo S models, are all slower than a Tesla Model S Performance. However, the stat-sheets tell only half the story.

The Taycan has been designed not just to be fast in a straight line, but in the corners as well. As such, the chassis feels precisely as you’d expect from a Porsche — taught, agile and with a bias towards fun.

As an overall package, it could just be the most polished EV on sale, although you’d be right to expect that from a car that costs north of $200,000.

In terms of mileage, you’ll get around 375km of real-world range from the standard Taycan 4S — this seems somewhat par for the course when it comes to premium manufacturers switching to EV development — that is to say, Tesla still has the edge.

There’s also an option to upgrade the 79kWh battery to the 93kWh “Performance Plus” variant found on the Turbo and Turbo S models, which sets you back $13,600.

 Performance

Power

390 kW

Torque

640 Nm

0-100 km/h

4.0s

Top Speed

260 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

79.2 kWh

Claimed Range

365 km

Claimed Efficiency

262 Wh/km

Consumption

18.9 kWh/100km

Real Range

375 km

Real Efficiency

189 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

7 hrs 45 min

Charge Speed

49 km/h

Charge Power

11.0 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

21 min

Fastcharge Speed

750 km/h

Fastcharge Power

225 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

Sedan

Seating Capacity

4 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

491 Litres

ANCAP Rating

Not Tested

 Warranty

Warranty

3 Years

Warranty km

Unlimited km

Battery Warranty

8 Years

Battery Warranty km

160,000 km

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 Taycan Variants

Sedan
4 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$209,800

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

4.0s
375 km
18.9 kWh/100km
491 Litres
Sedan
4 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$291,200

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

3.2s
400 km
20.9 kWh/100km
450 Litres
Sedan
4 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$364,200

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

2.8s
385 km
21.7 kWh/100km
447 Litres

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