Tesla Motors has given traditional luxury carmakers a run for their money with their range of stylish electric vehicles that offer a similar driving experience along with some environmental peace of mind. Now, the innovative motor company is upgrading their entry-level Model S electric sedan with features that make the car better-suited for long journeys away from an outlet.
The new, souped-up Tesla Model S 70 D features better performance, a longer driving range and all-wheel drive. The new Model S, now boasting a swift 329 horsepower engine, can go 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 140 mph. The new vehicle also has an increased driving range, reaching 240 miles on a single charge. The extra bump in power and range come courtesy of a more powerful battery. The Model S 70 D comes with a 70kWh battery pack, compared with the 60 kWh housed in the previous model, the S 60.
Besides the extra power, The Tesla Model S 70D boasts independently operated front and rear dual motors (hence the D in the vehicle’s name). The Telsa Model S 70D also features navigation, blind spot detection, supercharging capability and autopilot hardware (at an extra cost).
As with their previous Model S vehicles, Tesla will send free over-the-air updates that add functionality and improve the experience of driving the car.
The Tesla Model S 70D starts at about $76,000, but Telsa claims that the real cost of the vehicle is only $57,500 over five years after factoring in the savings in gas expenses. Tesla began taking orders for the car on Wednesday, and the vehicle will begin shipping in May. The Model S will be available in three new colors: Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver.
(Via Forbes Life)