Porsche's 600 Horsepower Mission E Arrives In 2019 To Battle Tesla With German Precision
In a recent interview with CAR Magazine, Porsche chief Oliver Blume revealed that the production Mission E will be priced like an entry-level Panamera. For those of you don't keep up with luxury sports sedans, the base Panamera (rear-wheel drive) starts at $85,000, while the Panamera 4 (all-wheel drive) starts at $89,600. For simplicity's sake, let's just say that the Mission E will have a base price of around $85,000. But as we all know, no one buys a stripper Porsche, so you should expect actual transaction prices to easily meet or surpass the $100,000 mark.
For comparison, the Tesla Model S -- its most direct competitor -- is priced from $69,500 for the Model S 75 and $74,500 for Model S 75D. Moving on up the line, the 100D and P100D are priced from $94,000 and $135,000 respectively.
For those of you that fell in love with the styling of the Mission E concept car, we have a bit of good news to bring to you today. "It is very close to what you saw two years ago at Frankfurt," said Blume. "It will be exciting but a bit different from the concept." Like the Model S, there will be different power outputs offered with the Mission E (likely with S, and GTS designations as found on current Porsche models). However, given that the Mission E is only available with an electric powertrain, we won't see a "Turbo" model, of course.
When it comes to performance, expect the Mission E to hit 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds and to have a top speed of 155mph. Range for the vehicle is rated at an estimated 300 miles, and customers will allegedly be able to get from an empty battery to 80 percent charge (which would good for 250 miles) in 15 minutes.
According to Blume, the Mission E will launch worldwide by the end of 2019.