Porsche Plots New BMW i4 And Tesla Model 3 Fighter

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It will be positioned below the Porsche Taycan.

Right now, the Taycan is the only fully electric car in Porsche's current model lineup - but not for much longer. Porsche has confirmed the next-generation Macan will be sold with a fully electric powertrain for the first time, and rumors of an all-electric Cayenne joining Porsche's lineup are gaining traction.

While the Taycan is essentially Porsche's answer to the Tesla Model S, a new report by Autocar claims Porsche is plotting an all-new electric car that will steal sales from the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4. Details are scarce, but the mystery model will reportedly be closely related to the upcoming Audi A4 e-tron and take the form of a sleek fastback-style electric sedan.

2020-2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Front View Driving Porsche
2020-2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Front View Porsche

Underpinned by the PPE platform jointly developed by Porsche and Audi, Porsche's new EV will slot below the Porsche Taycan and start at around £50,000 ($70,895). For reference, the Taycan starts at $79,900 for the base model and $150,900 for the more powerful Turbo version.

A name for Porsche's mystery new model hasn't been confirmed, but a trademark filed way back in 2011 suggests it could be called the Cajin - the original internal name of the Macan. This isn't the only connection with the Macan it will have, either. Porsche's Model 3 rival is expected to share platform, drivetrain, and battery components with the Macan EV.

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"The modular nature of the PPE platform will allow us to extend our electric car line-up with a range of different models. It is engineered for standard and high ground clearance. A second sedan model is one possibility," a Porsche engineer told Autocar. Like the A4 e-tron, Porsche's new electric sedan will likely be offered with either a single motor with RWD or a range-topping dual-motor setup offering AWD.

A range-topping A4 e-tron RS will reportedly have 469 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque on tap, so its Porsche sibling could offer similar levels of performance. Porsche's Tesla Model 3 hasn't been given the green light yet, but sources say a €600 million ($733 million) upgrade to its Leipzig plant will increase the production capacity to add a seventh model to Porsche's current lineup.

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2020-2021 Porsche Taycan Front View Driving Delia Baum
Source Credits: Autocar

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