Porsche at L.A. Auto Show 2019
November 29, 2019
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The Porsche Taycan is celebrating its US premiere at the LA Auto Show on 20 November 2019. The all-electric, four-door sports saloon offers the performance and connectivity expected of a Porsche, with everyday usability. Highly advanced production methods and the Taycan’s capabilities are setting new standards in the fields of sustainability and digitalisation. Taking centre stage on the Porsche stand will be the new Taycan 4S, which now becomes the starting point of a range that has until now only consisted of the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan 4S is available with two battery sizes: The Performance Battery generates up to 390 kW (530 PS; combined power consumption 24.6 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km), while the Performance Battery Plus delivers up to 420 kW (571 PS; combined power consumption 25.6 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km) overboost power.
“A year ago we introduced the new generation of the 911 in Los Angeles,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Now we follow up with the Taycan – the first all electric sports car from Porsche. California has been like a second home for Porsche for many decades. It’s where the world’s biggest 911 fan base is. With the Taycan we connect our past to the future and we will continue the Porsche success story.”
In addition to the Taycan, Porsche has also chosen the LA Auto Show as the location for the US premiere of the new Macan Turbo. With 324 kW (440 PS; fuel consumption combined 9.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 224 g/km), it assumes flagship status among Porsche compact SUV sports cars. In parallel with Porsche’s debut in Formula E on 22 and 23 November 2019, the Porsche 99X Electric, the brands first all electric racing car will also be on display at the LA Auto Show.
Following the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, the Taycan 4S is the new starting point of the electric line-up. A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard, while the two-deck Performance Battery Plus (gross capacity 93.4 kWh), familiar from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, is available as an option.
Power output and range therefore vary correspondingly. With Performance Battery, the Taycan 4S generates up to 390 kW (530 PS) overboost power; equipped with Performance Battery Plus, it delivers up to 420 kW (571 PS). Both variants of the Taycan 4S accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds. Top speed is also 250 km/h in both cases and range is up to 407 kilometres with Performance Battery and up to 463 kilometres with Performance Battery Plus (in accordance with WLTP in each case). Maximum charging power (peak) is 225 kW (Performance Battery) and 270 kW (Performance Battery Plus).
Breathtaking acceleration, sports cars traction and outstanding continuously available power – the Taycan’s strengths also apply to the 4S. The permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle has an active length of 130 millimetres, which makes it exactly 80 mm shorter than that in the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. With motors on the front and rear axles to facilitate all-wheel drive, as well as a two-speed transmission on the rear axle, the drive architecture of the 4S comprises the same main technical highlights as its siblings. This also applies to the car’s intelligent charging management and impressive aerodynamics: with a Cd value from 0.22, the aerodynamics make a significant contribution to low energy consumption and boost range.