Now available for order: All-new Porsche TaycanManama. Starting today, the all-electric Porsche Taycan is officially on sale at Porsche Centre Bahrain. Available in different variants comprising the 4S, GTS and Turbo S, the Taycan writes a new chapter in Porsche’s 70-year history as it welcomes in the era for electromobility for the luxury sports car manufacturer.
“Today marks the beginning of the future for Porsche in Bahrain, as we start taking orders for a car that redefines motoring. The all-new Taycan is a sports car in the purest form but one which ticks every green credential box. With a driving performance on the level of a super car and reproducible acceleration without loss of power, it presents a real performance solution in an age of electric mobility,” said Colin Sattar, General Manager at Porsche Centre Bahrain.
He added: “Unlike a car with a combustion engine, the Taycan is able to deliver its full torque instantly and with the lowest centre of gravity in the brand’s model range, this car feels like a real Porsche sports car, true to its badge on the bonnet.”
True sports car performance
The Taycan Turbo S matches the iconic 911 GT2 RS acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, while the Turbo completes this in 3.2 seconds and the 4S covers it in 4 seconds. The Turbo S is among the most powerful production models in the Porsche range, generating 761 PS (560 kW) overboost power in combination with Launch Control, while the Turbo delivers 680 PS (500 kW) and the 4S follows with 571 PS (420 kW) when equipped with the Performance battery Plus.
Power comes via two permanently excited synchronous motors, one mounted on each axle, making the four-door saloon an all-wheel drive. Performance is further enhanced by the world’s first two-speed transmission in an EV, installed on the rear axle, enabling fast acceleration and high end speed. The electric all-wheel drive is paired with variable torque distribution and Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The Taycan Turbo and Turbo S share the same top speed of 260 km/h, with the 4S coming in at 250 km/h.
According to WLTP tests, all three derivatives feature a generous driving range. When equipped with the Performance battery Plus, the Taycan 4S leads the range with a driving range of up to 463 km, followed by the Turbo derivative with 450 km and the Turbo S with 412 km.
With a daily average commute in Bahrain between 20 kilometres to 25 kilometres, there is no need to charge the car during a standard working week for most drivers.
Single-tier and two-tier battery
The Turbo S, Turbo and 4S all feature a 93.4 kWh, two-tier Performance Battery Plus pack. The entry-level Taycan is fitted with a 79kWh, single-tier battery as standard, and owners can opt for the two-tier pack at a surcharge.
Future-oriented design with unique proportions
The Taycan ushers in Porsche’s new design direction with a minimalistic theme that looks to the future but at the same time pays homage to its past. The ‘flyline’ that curves from the roof down to the tail is carried over from the 911 but offers more space to allow for rear seat passengers plus 366 litres of stowage space. The car sits low at just 1,380mm tall and wide at 1,966mm, giving it a purposeful sports car stance that is most noticeable from the front, accentuated under a sloping bonnet reminiscent of the 911 that holds a further 81 litres of cargo space. Two highly pronounced wings on either side house the new-look LED matrix headlights, while at the rear, a full width illuminated light bar pays its respects to the first 911 Turbo but adds a new twist by incorporating three-dimensional letters spelling out the Porsche name.
Innovative interior with wide range of customisation options
The early 1963 Porsche dash provided the inspiration for the Taycan’s curved, free-standing 16.8-inch instrument cluster atop the steering column with the rounded look that's typical of Porsche. It houses four display modes for the driver to choose from. The upper and lower sections of the dashboard stretch across the entire width of the vehicle in the shape of a wing, featuring a central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display.
The black panel replaces many hardware controls, such as switches and buttons, with on-screen, haptic-touch menus that are intuitive and can be operated by the simple voice command of “Hey Porsche”.
The Taycan is available with a wide range of interior and exterior configurations, in both traditional and modern styles. For the first time, Porsche also offers an entirely leather-free interior. New colours and an optional interior accent package give customers a wide choice. For an even higher degree of personalisation, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur offers around 90 finishing options exclusively for the all-new Taycan.
The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts. This is a particular advantage when high-power charging access is available, allowing exceptionally short charging times. All Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to 11kW AC charger at home, at work on a fast industrial charger, or at any public charging point while running errands.
Taycan owners can download the Porsche Connect App to monitor their car’s condition and battery status or remotely start and stop the charging instantly at any time. They can also visit Porsche Centre Bahrain and use the new charging points installed as part of the global Porsche Charging Service at any time.
The new Porsche Taycan, Taycan 4S, Taycan GTS and Taycan Turbo S are available to order now with first units arriving in the final quarter of this year.
The basic retail prices for the new Taycan derivatives in Bahrain are as follows:
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Now available for order: All-new Porsche Taycan