The powertrain of the 4S is similar to the Turbo models, right down to the 2-speed transmission at the rear axle, though the electric motor at the rear axle, still an extra-efficient permanent-magnet setup, has a 3.1-inch shorter rotor. This actually helps save weight so the 4S with the 93.4-kwh battery may just end up being the range leader in the Taycan family. EPA-rated range estimates will be announced closer to next year’s market launch.
Top chassis components are included. For example, the car comes standard with air suspension complete with Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive damping. There are also powerful 6-piston brake calipers up front and 4-piston calipers at the rear. This clamp down on steel rotors measuring 14 inches across.