Further details on Porsche’s Mission E have been revealed, with a new report suggesting the all-electric sports sedan will start at around $75,000 and feature three performance trims.
Automobile Magazine, which tested the German manufacturer’s first full EV at its Weissach test track, reports that Porsche is considering three tiers of models, tentatively rated at 300 kW/402 hp, 400 kW/536 hp, and 500 kW/670 hp.
It’s understood all-wheel drive will initially come standard on the 2020 model, although Porsche may later offer an entry-level rear-wheel drive model, similar to the introduction of Tesla’s Model S.
According to Automobile, the front-wheel-drive module reportedly delivers 160 kW/215 hp at 16,000 rpm with a constant peak torque of 221 lb-ft, and 325 lb-ft at full boost.
Two different specifications are in the works for the rear-drive unit, which is understood to be rated at 240 kW/322 hp and 251 lb-ft, and a performance version featuring 320 kW/429 hp and 406 lb-ft.
Porsche is also developing a two-speed transmission for the car and will offer an optional limited-slip rear differential.
The Mission E, which will have a ‘real-world’ range of 300 miles, is targeted to compete with Tesla’s Model S, with the starting price understood to be in the $75,000 to $80,000 range, slotting between the Cayenne and Panamera in the manufacturer’s lineup.
An official launch is set for 2019, coinciding with its entry into the FIA Formula E Championship for Season Six in 2019/20.