|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||MPGe EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Tesla Model S
|P100D Ludicrous+||Elec 100-kWh||AWD||1A||2.28 sec||10.5 sec @ 125 mph||92/105/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
2016 Tesla Model S
|60||Elec 60-kWh||RWD||1A||5.0 sec||13.6 sec @ 103.5 mph||98/101/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|P90D Ludicrous||Elec 90-kWh||AWD||1A||4.0 sec||12.4 sec @ 114 mph||89/98/---- MPGe||Motor Week|
2015 Tesla Model S
|70D||Elec 70-kWh||AWD||1A||5.1 sec||13.8 sec @ 101 mph||101/102/90 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|P85D||Elec 85-kWh||AWD||1A||3.3 sec||11.8 sec @ 114 mph||89/98/73 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|P85D||Elec 85-kWh||AWD||1A||3.1 sec||11.6 sec @ 115.2 mph||89/98/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|P85D||Elec 85-kWh||AWD||1A||3.2 sec||11.7 sec @ 113.7 mph||89/98/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|P90D Ludicrous||Elec 90-kWh||AWD||1A||2.8 sec||11.1 sec @ 121 mph||89/98/66 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|P90D Ludicrous||Elec 90-kWh||AWD||1A||2.6 sec||10.9 sec @ 122.7 mph||89/98/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
2014 Tesla Model S
|60||Elec 60-kWh||RWD||1A||5.5 sec||14.2 sec @ 98 mph||94/97/87 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|P85+||Elec 85-kWh||RWD||1A||3.9 sec||12.5 sec @ 108.4 mph||88/90/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|P85D||Elec 85-kWh||AWD||1A||3.3 sec||11.8 sec @ 114.5 mph||86/94/---- MPGe||Road & Track|
2013 Tesla Model S
|85||Elec 85-kWh||RWD||1A||5.0 sec||13.2 sec @ 110.9 mph||88/90/74.5 MPGe||Motor Trend|
|Signature Performance 85||Elec 85-kWh||RWD||1A||4.6 sec||13.3 sec @ 104 mph||88/90/74 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|Signature Performance 85||Elec 85-kWh||RWD||1A||4.0 sec||12.4 sec @ 112.5 mph||88/90/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|Signature Performance 85+||Elec 85-kWh||RWD||1A||4.0 sec||12.7 sec @ 107.8 mph||88/90/86.2 MPGe||Motor Trend|
2012 Tesla Model S
|Signature Performance 85||Elec 85-kWh||RWD||1A||3.9 sec||12.5 sec @ 110.9 mph||88/90/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
About Tesla Model S
When it comes to electric vehicles, hardly anyone expects them to offer a luxurious ride. Such vehicles are considered to be the functional ones, which take care of the basics while keeping the entire deal affordable and minimalistic. Tesla Model S bursts that myth.
This electric car is one of the prime names in the luxury car segment. It has a highly luxurious interior with lots of space – originally a 5 seater, it can be stretched to a 7 seater arrangement.
The public got the first glimpse of it in 2009, though it did not come out in retail outlets until 2012. It is a fun to drive machine, which is high on comfort, luxury, and performance. So obviously, it comes in at a similar price range to higher end BMWs and Mercedes vehicles.
Although Tesla Model S has to compete with the likes of German and Japanese luxury automakers, it has done a tremendous job thus far. Not only has it shown to be a less expensive option in the long run, but its performance numbers have shattered many records. It is currently undoubtable the quickest 4 door sedan, being able to achieve a 0-60 time in as little as 2.8 seconds.
One would not relate high speed and impeccable performance with an electric car. But Tesla Model S does just that. When it comes to covering huge distances on a single charge, Tesla has indeed set new benchmarks. It can sprint to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds according to latest Tesla features.
The fastest tested model so far was able to achieve a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds and a quarter mile of 11.6 sec at 115.2 mph. it’s important to note that this model wasn’t equipped with the optional “Ludicrous Speed Upgrade” package.
The Model S gains speed in an incredible fashion and the battery functions quite brilliantly. You can stride along comfortably in the Tesla even on motorway speeds. The car is not only a quick one, but it does all these things without making much noise at all. So you can get a taste of smooth, speedy driving without the loud revving noises filling up your space.
With a single full charge, you can drive up to 270 miles depending on the trim you get. The 70D model gets about 240, 85D around 270, and P85D gets 253 miles of range. That results in super exciting driving for a long time.
Savings Like Never Before
A car is indeed a big expense in itself. But with Tesla Model S electric car, you get to save on a lot of factors – something very few car owners can boast of. First of all, you are permanently exempted from the recurrent expense of fuel or gas.
Thereafter, with electric cars you also get a tax benefit. And with the zero emissions promised by such cars, you also get to be environmentally-friendly and do your part in keeping the environment pollution free.
In addition, the Model S requires minimum maintenance. There is no engine oil to change or various serpentine belts to replace.
One of The Best Cars Ever
There are no dearths of newer models of electric cars emerging every day. Small electric cars made for utility are many. But by entering the luxury segment, Tesla Model S has made a niche for itself within the electric car market as well as the regular luxury car market.
This car delivers a highly credible performance; is well built and looks good too. The spacious interiors are tastefully done and remain quieter than most cars. Financially, it costs much less that the other cars in this luxury segment and it proves to be a boon to the environment. No wonder this car is regarded as a win-win by many.
If you are in market for a luxury car in this price range, test driving a Tesla Model S is usually enough to fall in love with it. Yes, there are many capable and impressive luxury performance sedans, but most fall short of the Tesla Model S.
For more information about Tesla Model S, visit the official Tesla Motors website.
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