New Tesla Model S and Model X 100D add extra range to line-up
New Tesla Model S 100D gets official range of 393 miles, while new cars undercut P100D variants by a significant amount
Dropping the ‘P’ performance prefix, the new 100D cars boast the same large battery packs as their high-performance siblings but use them to eke out additional range over record chasing 0-60mph times.
In the Model S saloon, the new battery and powertrain combo results in an official New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) range of 393 miles on a single charge – the longest of any Tesla yet and the longest official range for a production EV in the world.
That’s 47 miles more than the 346 range of the Model S 90D, and an extra 12 miles on the Model S P100D.
In real world conditions that headline 393 mile figure will be hard to achieve, but this should still be the best Tesla for all-out-range. Plus, despite the focus on eating up the miles it’s certainly no slouch – 0-60mph is done in a claimed 4.2 seconds, with top speed clocked at 155mph.
The Model S 100D starts from £93,300 with first deliveries pegged for April - £3,000 more than the 90D but a huge £39,400 less than the £132,700 list price of the P100D. It seems likely that the 90D car will be dropped from the range in the near future.
The Model X SUV gets the same treatment and with the 100D battery and drivetrain combo in place it manages up to 351 miles on a single charge. That’s a 48-mile improvement on the outgoing 90D, while it matches it in terms of performance with a claimed 0-60mph of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
To 60mph it’s nowhere near the 2.9-second dash Tesla claims for the Model X P100D, but it does get a useful 15-mile range advantage. Again, it comes in at £3,000 more than the soon to be dropped 90D with a price tag of £95,600, compared to the £132,500 cost of the Model X P100D.
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