Porsche's electric Mission E Tesla fighter will be offered in three power levels


Porsche's first fully electric electric production car, the Mission E, will be offered in three power levels, Britain's CAR magazine has learned. The fully electric sedan, due on sale in 2019, will likely be offered in Carrera, Carrera S and Turbo flavors, reflecting a performance ladder familiar to Porsche buyers rather than the presence of turbochargers.

CAR reports that the base Carrera version will be tuned to 300 kW (402 hp), while the middle Carrera S version will produce 400 kW (536 hp). The range-topping Turbo trim, meanwhile, will churn out 500 kW (670 hp). All three will feature all-wheel drive and will be able to cover about 300 miles on a full charge, even though a front-wheel-drive version is also expected to be in the works for a later debut from the rest of the pack. The Mission E sedans will have two-speed transmissions -- basically an in-town gear and a highway gear -- and are expected to offer 0-60-mph sprint times of 3.5 seconds, as well as top speeds limited to 155 mph.

Speaking of debuts, the base 402-hp Mission E is expected to have a base price of $75,000 when it goes on sale in 2019. Read more about the Porsche's electric Mission E Tesla...

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10 May 2018


By JAY RAMEY