Polestar 4 Goes on Sale Down Under As Brand's Fastest Production Car

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Polestar has opened the order books for the 4 in Europe and Australia, announcing that production will kick off this summer, with the first deliveries scheduled for August.
The 4 is Polestar's quickest production vehicle to date and comes with two powertrain options. The lineup starts with the Long-Range Single-Motor that's priced from AU$81,500 (equal to US$53,804) in Australia.

It uses a 268 hp (272 ps/200 kW) and 253 lb-ft (343 Nm) of torque motor that drives the rear wheels, uses a 100 kWh battery with fast charging up to 200 kW, and has a targeted range of up to 379 miles (610 km) on the WLTP cycle. A 0-100% recharge takes 11 hours at 11 kW and 5.5 hours at 22 kW, and it can be juiced up from 10-80% in 30 minutes at a DC connection.

Getting the Long-Range Dual-Motor variant means paying at least AU$93,050 (US$61,429). This version bumps the output and thrust to 536 hp (544 ps/400 kW) and 506 lb-ft (686 Nm), dealing with the 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 3.8 seconds (down from 7.1s), and tapping out at an identical 124 mph (200 kph).

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In this case, the targeted range is 360 miles (580 km), and it features the same battery as the lesser model. Polestar says a disconnect clutch disengages the front motor when the driver does not need the extra oomph, thus maximizing the range and efficiency.

Some of the highlights of the Polestar 4 include the semi-active suspension in the dual-motor variant. The wheels vary from 20 to 22 inches, wrapped in Pirelli or Michelin tires, depending on the configuration. The crossover coupe also gets a 15.4-inch infotainment system with a landscape positioning, comes with Google built-in features, and packs a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a digital rearview mirror. It also has a 14.7-inch head-up display, an optional Harman Kardon audio, wireless smartphone integration, and supports over-the-air updates.

Polestar says the Pilot Pack is included, enhancing the Pilot Assist with Lane Change Assist. The Plus Pack is an AU$8,000 (US$5,281) option that comprises "comfort and technology upgrades." The Pro Pack adds 21-inch alloys and a few design details in return for AU$2,500 (US$1,650), and the Performance Pack, with its re-tuned chassis, four-piston Brembo brakes behind the 22-inch wheels, and several gold details, comes from AU$7,200 (US$4,753) and is reserved for the range-topping variant of the series.

The safety bundle comprises a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, lane change assist, collision avoidance with vehicle, pedestrian, and cyclist detection, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, driver alert control, road-sign information, blind spot information, safe exit assist, cross-traffic alert with brake support, regenerative stability control, and seven airbags, among others.
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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