2013 Tesla Model S Review CarGurus

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Did just move over being a legit, mass-producing manufacturer? The Roadster was a fun venture for explorer Tesla Motors, but few relegate it to a status higher a curiosity. Prices in excess of and ultra-limited production numbers do that.

For the Model S the aim was a more auto, something that actually be used—and afforded—by a audience.

While the Model S is an easier entry point the Roadster, especially with a price nearly half as the attention is still centered the top end of the lineup. This is only by news that the Model S Series and its even more Performance variant have sold out in anticipation of their later this year. The lags behind its upscale in preorders, and we have to wonder if the lower battery capacity—40kWh the Signature/Performance’s 85kWh—that accounts for difference. With the 40kWh Tesla reports a range of 160

That’s certainly enough for any duty you can throw at it, but the 265-mile of the 85kWh battery in the S Signature/Performance the Model S into a true machine. At a 480-volt outlet, time is 45 mins and should about $5 according to Tesla, seems perfect for a bathroom and break after 300 miles of And for those with the means, the themselves can be swapped out wholly in than 5 minutes.


Seems a good argument for stations located along our system or an idea ripe for the visionary tech startup to make a name for themselves.

But is all ignoring some of the other of electric propulsion. Even the trim will zip to 60 mph in less 6 seconds. Add the Performance package and the trip takes less 4.4, which is damned considering a curb weight of than 3,800 pounds.

And don’t forget, because of that weight is concentrated below in the battery bank, the S comes with a deliciously low of gravity estimated at just 16

Tesla Model S

The floor-mounted powertrain and battery also offer “more than station wagons” to Tesla, thanks to empty and rear cargo areas and seating for 5. You can even add double seats for children, if you don’t essentially keeping them in the

Tesla Motors is headed by Musk, the same guy who made fortunes with PayPal and recently made news his other hobby—SpaceX—became the first company to deliver cargo to the Space Station. As would be the Model S comes brimming technology. Getting most of the is a 17-inch touchscreen that infotainment and navigation, which is by a 12.3-inch screen for the gauge

Both are powered by Nvidia processors, which should plenty of gumption for 1080-pixel HD and 3D processing.

Of course, if you’re looking to a little extra, you have Xenon headlamps, electrochromatic the aforementioned navigation system, LED a backup camera and a power will run you an extra $3,750, and if looking for some extra $1,500 will get you an active air It already comes with Brembo calipers up front and rears—enough to bring the car to a standstill 60 mph in just 135 feet, so really just good for balance.

projects its first deliveries to starting June 22, with the of pre-orders following later in the The Base trim is not yet sold so you still have time to get in you can handle the 160-mile range, is.

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