Posted on Oct 28, 2021 4:30:00 PM
All-electric Taycan to be the most powerful electric vehicle on sale in India; Updated Macan gets performance improvements and a revised cabin.
Porsche is set to enter the performance electric vehicle market in India with its Audi e-tron GT– compete with Taycan. The German automaker’s first fully electric car is expected to be available in three variants, including the high-performance Taycan Turbo S with up to 761 hp in service, which is 115 hp more than the Audi RS e-tron GT, the electric vehicle on it. more powerful currently on sale. in India.
Also arriving alongside the highly anticipated Taycan is the latest Macan lift, which was revealed to the world in July of this year.
- Taycan will be available in 4S, Turbo and Turbo S versions
- The price should be around Rs 2.5 crore
- Macan updated to get more powerful engines
Porsche Taycan: what is it?
Revealed in 2019, the Taycan is Porsche’s first all-electric model and shares its foundation with the recently launched Audi e-tron GT in the country. The Taycan is expected to arrive in a choice of three variants, starting with a base 4S version, the full-fledged Turbo and Turbo S with up to 761 hp, making it the most powerful electric vehicle on sale in the world. the country.
All-wheel drive is standard, with electric motors mounted on each axle. Starting with the Taycan 4S, the dual-engine configuration delivers up to 530 hp with overboost activated and maximum torque of 640 Nm. Internationally, the 4S is available with two battery packs, one unit of 79.2 kWh and a larger unit of 93.2 kWh which increases peak power to 571 hp and 650 Nm.
The Turbo and Turbo S, on the other hand, are only available with the 93.2 kWh battery and develop up to 680 hp and 761 hp respectively, with Launch Control activated. The maximum torque for the variants is 850 Nm and 1050 Nm respectively.
Against the clock, the 4S sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.0 seconds, with the Turbo and Turbo S significantly faster at 3.2 and 2.8 seconds, respectively.
Depending on the configuration, the Taycan will have a claimed WLTP range of up to 464 km. It can be charged to 350 kW, with the battery filling from 5% to 80% in as little as 20 minutes. A standard 11kW AC charger takes up to 9 hours for the same, while a 50kW DC fast charger gets the job done in about 93 minutes.
As with the Panamera, the Taycan also follows the four-door coupe with a design in line with the Mission E concept of 2015. The Taycan also features familiar Porsche design touches such as the headlights with four LED DRL elements and a full-width light bar. in back.
Inside, the technical cabin can be fitted with up to four screens up front, including a fully digital instrument cluster, two central touch screens and a co-pilot screen as well. Expect Porsche to offer a range of options for buyers to customize their Taycans.
As with the recent spate of luxury electric SUVs and sedans (e-tron GT), the Taycan will be a CBU import with prices expected to start north of Rs 2 crore.
Porsche Macan: what to expect?
As for the Macan, the updated model is expected to be the last facelift of the current generation SUV. Although the exterior receives cosmetic tweaks, the most notable changes relate to the interior and hood.
Starting with the cabin, the dashboard features a revised center console that houses a 10.9-inch touchscreen and touch controls, replacing the old car’s physical buttons for a less cluttered look.
Under the hood, the entry-level 2.0-liter gasoline now delivers 20 hp more, to 265 hp, while the old 3.0-liter V6 from the Macan S gives way to the new V6 from 2. , 9 liters. Here, too, the power is up by 26 hp, to 380 hp. At the top of the range is a sportier GTS model with the same V6 as the S but tuned to develop 440 hp and 549 Nm of torque, similar to the old Macan Turbo.
As with the Taycan, the Macan will also arrive via the CBU route with prices expected to be in the region of Rs 75 lakh-95 lakh.
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