|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||MPGe EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Tesla Model X
|75D||Elec 75-kWh||AWD||1A||5.5 sec||14.1 sec @ 100.6 mph||91/95/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|P90D Ludicrous||Elec 90-kWh||AWD||1A||3.3 sec||11.8 sec @ 116 mph||89/90/77 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|P90D Ludicrous||Elec 90-kWh||AWD||1A||3.2 sec||11.7 sec @ 116 mph||89/90/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
About Tesla Model X
Thinking about buying a Tesla Model X? This is the futuristic version of the SUV everyone is talking about.
It’s an electric car that’s loaded with all kinds of state-of-the-art technology, and it’s a beauty to boot. There are 3 versions of the car, and each one has different range and performance.
Tesla Model X is currently available in three main trim levels.
75D All-Wheel Drive
- Range: 237 miles
- 0 to 60 mph: 6.0 seconds
- Top speed: 130 mph
90D All-Wheel Drive
- Range: 257 miles
- 0 to 60 mph: 4.8 seconds
- Top speed: 155 mph
P90D Performance All-Wheel Drive
- Range: 250 miles
- 0 to 60 mph: 3.8 seconds standard
- 0 to 60 mph: 3.2 seconds with “Ludicrous Speed” Upgrade
We all love lists, and apparently a lot of people love Tesla cars. So why not make a list of all the remarkable facts about the new Tesla Model X? Lists are fun, and so is this latest in the Tesla lineup.
Excessive power output and torque
So how do you explain the speed of the Ludicrous P90D, since it weighs 2,468 kilos? That’s because of several factors. You get 255 bhp from the front motor, while the rear motor puts out 496 bhp, for a grand total of 751 bhp. Then you also get 713 foot pounds of torque. Add the streamlined design, low center of gravity, and a floor mounted battery for ideal weight distribution and you get a freakily fast car. Best of all, you get all that speed without feeling guilty about destroying the environment with your V8 engine emissions.
Tesla is calling the Model X as the safest SUV in history, and they’re right to boast about this. Without a gas engine in front, the front trunk acts as a huge crumple zone that can really minimize front impacts. Its batter support structure also boosts the impact protection from the sides, so that in one test it actually broke the post it hit on its side.
It also comes with camera, radar, and even sonar systems and these things constantly scan your surroundings as you drive. These systems can give you the data you need to avoid collisions in the first place, and it even deploys the brakes automatically in an emergency.
And just in case these aren’t enough, apparently you can drive through Chernobyl with this SUV. It actually boasts of a medical grade HEPA filter which cleans outside air you take in from the outside. It removes the pollen, pollution, bacteria, and viruses. If you’re not too sure about the outside air, you can even set it to recirculate the inside air. There’s also a bioweapon defense mode that puts out positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants from dangerous chemicals and biohazards.
It can seat 6 or 7 people comfortably, depending on whether you want that middle seat in the 2nd row. There are three rows of seats here, and the second row of seats can move forward to make room to access the 3rd row.
Opening the doors
You can open it just by pressing the handle. But if you have the key fob, you don’t have to. The car will sense the key fob as you approach and open the door for you. You just have to sit inside. When you open the doors from the inside, its sensors also sense your surroundings so it adjusts how far you can open them.
It comes with an app
Seriously. You can use it to lock the doors, check on the charge, warm or cool the cabin before you get in (why wait?), and find your vehicle on a map. In fact, you can even use it to maneuver the car out from a difficult parking spot.
It comes with the Falcon Wing Doors
It’s like the car Marty McFly used to go back to the future. And why is it there? Because El Musk wanted it that way.
Problems Still Exist, Of Course
Tesla put in so many new things at once that of course there will be some problems at the start.
Perhaps the most egregious of these problems has got to do with the ridiculous yet iconic Falcon Wing rear doors. According to numerous reports from the first wave of owners, it frequently failed to work properly. Most of the time it won’t close correctly, or it would open, or it would open when you didn’t want to. Sometimes it failed to sense that the parking space was too tight or the ceiling was too low.
But at least it’s getting better. Just recently, it released a software update that fixed the doors and also gave better controls for the electronically actuated seats. If you’ve waited this long to get your Tesla Model X, you’re luckier than the people who got it first. But you may have to wait a while until you get your vehicle, unless you spring for the loaded $130,000 Model X. Then you only have to wait for about 60 days.
To learn more about Tesla Model X or other Tesla models, visit the official Tesla website.
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