Porsche officially took the wraps off the latest Porsche Taycan version at the Los Angeles Auto Show, unveiling the 4S to the world at the Los Angeles Convention Centre on November 21. The German automaker also lifted the cover off the most powerful version of the Macan, the new Turbo model which joins the current entry-level Macan and Macan S models.
Porsche Taycan 4S
The Taycan 4S was announced back in October, but the official unveiling happened in Los Angeles where a striking Frozen Blue example awaited media and visitors. The Porsche Taycan 4S is the third model to join the new Porsche EV lineup after the Turbo and Turbo S unveiled in September. Priced at $119,400, the Taycan 4S is almost half the price of the top-of-the-line Turbo S and almost $75,000 less than the Taycan Turbo. In other words, it will likely be the best-selling model in the Taycan family and the one that will get the most buyers acquainted with Porsche electric performance. A more accessible price, however, doesn’t translate to a compromise.
Sending between 522 and 562 horsepower to all four wheels depending on whether the Performance Plus option is added, the Taycan 4S will sprint to 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds and will reach a top speed of 250 km/h. Range is rated at 407 kilometres for the standard model and 463 kilometres for the Performance Plus version, although that’s on the WLPT standard. North American range numbers may be slightly lower, but still plenty for the needs of most consumers.
Porsche Macan Turbo
The Macan Turbo also debuted in California and is now available with a starting price of $87,200 or $99,000 for a Macan Turbo with the Performance Pack. All-wheel drive will come standard as expected, routing power from a twin-turbo, 3.6-litre V6 delivering 400 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Reaching 100 km/h will only require 4.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono pack.
In other words, the Porsche Macan Turbo is the most powerful, fastest, sportiest option you can buy in the Macan lineup. It’s also the most exclusive and the most rewarding from a pure driving standpoint while at the same time featuring the same improvements made to the entire Macan lineup this year. The Macan is more modern with a new, almost completely digital centre console and more tech than ever. It remains agile and fun to drive with the right versatility for a young family or an active couple, it just now offers more upscale features and equipment.
Discover the new Porsche Taycan 4S or Porsche Macan Turbo today at Porsche Centre Calgary.
Date Posted: December 10, 2019