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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: Brace Yourself for Its MPGe, Range Numbers

Porsche has created a convincing Tesla fighter with the Taycan Turbo S, certainly in terms of performance. Delivering 751 horsepower in Overboost mode, or 617 hp in normal driving, this top-shelf Taycan is poised to be one of the quickest electric cars on the market. But its incredible performance will come at a price, if new EPA estimates are any indication. The Taycan Turbo S is rated at 68 MPGe, making it much less efficient than rivals. Worse yet, the EPA rates the powerful Porsche's range at 192 miles on a charge. Lets compare these numbers to the Tesla Model S Performance, which like the Taycan, is lightning quick. When shod with 21-inch wheels, this Tesla achieves 97 MPGe and boasts a range of 326 miles. These numbers go up to 104 MPGe and 348 miles with 19-inchers. The Taycan Turbo S is less efficient than even the Model X Performance SUV, which gets up to 90 MPGe and a range of 305 miles. The regular Taycan Turbo isnt much more efficient than the Turbo S, but at least it breaches the 200-mile range mark. What is MPGe? Learn about miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent here . Now this is crazy: The EPA reports drastically different range numbers for the Taycan than AMCI Testing , a third-party company Porsche hired to conduct its own range evaluation. As we reported earlier, AMCI achieved 275 miles of real-world driving range in the Taycan Turbo, and it got 278 miles in the Taycan Turbo S. Regardless of fuel economy and range, one thing is certain: The Taycan Turbo S is a blast to drive. Along with excellent power, the model boasts Porsche's signature handling capabilities. In our recent review , we said launch control starts hit with a ferocity and an unrelenting pull only Model S and Model X owners understand. We cant wait to run a full track test on the Porsche to see how its numbers match up to the formidable Model S. Model MPGe (city/hwy/comb) Range (miles) 2019 Audi e-tron 74/73/74 204 2020 Jaguar I-Pace 80/72/76 234 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo 68/71/69 201 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S 67/68/68 192 2020 Tesla Model S Performance (19-in wheels) 104/104/104 348 2020 Tesla Model S Performance (21-in wheels) 98/96/97 326 2020 Tesla Model X Performance (20-in wheels) 90/89/90 305 2020 Tesla Model X Performance (22-in wheels) 80/77/79 272 The post 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: Brace Yourself for Its MPGe, Range Numbers appeared first on MotorTrend .

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