Porsche Taycan 4S Owner’s Guide

If you’re interested in electric vehicles but don’t want to give up your sports car handling, then the Porsche Taycan 4S was literally made for you. Porsche has set its sights on taking the driving enthusiasts from Tesla. And even though it can’t compete with Tesla’s range, it’s the standout in basically every other way during the drive.

Find out if you’re ready to make the switch to all-electric with this quick guide on driving and owning a Porsche Tayan 4S in Austin. 

The Porsche Taycan 4S Model Essentials

The Porsche Taycan 4S model has been dubbed “the driver’s EV”, and if you’re familiar with electric vehicles you know why. They aren’t known for providing the most impressive driving experience beyond cruising past gas stations. The Taycan 4S sets itself apart with superior EV performance that’s wrapped in an attractive Porsche design.

Porsche Taycan 4S Performance 

If the Tesla Model S doesn’t have enough punch for you, the Porsche Taycan 4S most certainly will. The Taycan 4S accelerates like a 911 and turns on par with a Spyder. It handles much more like a sports car than your standard EV, which is exactly what it’s built to do. For the price, the 4S is often the model of choice for car critics. 

The Porsche Taycan 4S performance specs include: 

  • Two AC Permanent Synchronous Motors
  • Up to 562 horsepower 
  • 0-to-60 in 3.8 seconds 
  • 155 mph top speed
  • Up to 479 lb-ft torque 
  • Up to 227 mile range
  • 79 MPGe
  • 2-speed rear axle transmission 
  • Porsche Recuperation Management
  • Porsche Traction Management
  • DC charge time 23-93 minutes
  • AC charge time 9.5 hours
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche 4D Chassis Control
  • Aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers front and back
  • Power Steering Plus
  • Launch Control
  • Sport and Range drive modes
  • Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA)
  • Adaptive rear spoiler
  • Porsche surface Coated Brakes
  • Dynamic Chassis Control Sport
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)
  • InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control
  • Rear axle steering
  • 800-volt battery

Porsche Taycan 4S Pricing

Stepping up to the Porsche Taycan 4S will significantly increase the cost compared to the entry level model. The Taycan 4S starts at $103,800, but any customization will add thousands to the price tag.

Tech Features in the New Porsche Taycan 4S Model

The performance may be where the Porsche Taycan 4S separates itself from the competition, but the technology that goes into the vehicle is also impressive. From a package of driver assist features that are so good the vehicle can park itself to having the best ports for today’s devices, Porsche is keeping the Taycan 4S model cutting edge.

The Porsche Taycan 4S model now comes with tech features that include: 

  • Porsche Advanced Cockpit
  • 16.8″ curved display with touchscreen functionality
  • Porsche Communication Management System
  • Porsche Connect
  • Voice Pilot voice command control
  • 3D navigation
  • Porsche Vehicle Tracking system
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Warn and Brake Assist
  • Lane keep assist 
  • ParkAssist in front and rear with reverse camera
  • Lane change assist
  • Night vision assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • USB-C ports
  • Inductive charging compartment for smartphones
  • Charging planner
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic air circulation
  • Advanced climate control 
  • Parking with pre-climatization
  • Rollover detection
  • Sound Package Plus with 10 speakers
  • Direct Touch Control in the center console

Porsche Taycan 4S Repair in Austin

Taycan models haven’t been subjected to real world driving situations for too long. The first Porsche Taycan 4S models hit the road in 2019, so it’s difficult to say if there will be common repairs that occur once the electric motors surpass 30,000 miles.  

Something that Taycan 4S owners shouldn’t have to worry about for a while is the battery. Porsche says that you can go 100,000 miles before the battery drops to 70% of its original charging capacity. 

Common Porsche Taycan 4S Maintenance in Austin

One of the benefits of going all-electric is less maintenance. With no oil and gas components to worry about, Taycan 4S maintenance doesn’t need to start until 10,000 miles, with more comprehensive maintenance starting at 20,000 miles. Maintenance needs include: 

  • General safety inspection
  • Tire rotation
  • Cabin air filter replacement
  • Brake check
  • Brake fluid replacement
  • Wiper blade check
  • Wiper fluid replacement

If you need Porsche Taycan 4S service in Austin you can trust the experts at German Auto Center. No matter how technology innovates the auto industry, our shop has evolved right along with it. We’ve been working on every Porsche model made over the last 40 years, and we can help you with Porsche Taycan service and repairs. Just give us a call to schedule a time to come by the shop. 

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