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After the successful Roadster, Elon Musk understood that a four-door vehicle was needed on the electric car market.

A market that Tesla created.

The electric car revolution started when a sports car with an internal combustion engine lost a drag race in front of an anonymous car-manufacturer with a motor powered by a set of batteries. The introduction of the Model S made things look even worse for the sports-cars fans. The plastic-looking, silent vehicle challenged more and more supercars.

The world was not ready to see a car without a grille in the front, even though the Model S didn't need one. So it featured a black plastic panel instead. The sharp, angular, headlights were fitted with LED in a time when the bi-xenon headlights have dominated the market. It was way ahead of its times. From the sides, the sleek and aerodynamic profile resembled a sports car's look, but it featured four doors.

The interior was had a shocking look for its times. The minimalist design featured a dashboard dominated by a huge, portrait mode, 17" touch-screen placed over the center stack. It was fitted as standard with internet compatibility and over-the-air updates. The system controlled various car functions, including the charging, drive modes, and climate control unit. The car featured a panoramic glass roof. Due to the lack of a transmission tunnel, the flat floor allowed better legroom for the rear passengers, and the big wheelbase made the things even better.

Tesla installed a floor-mounted battery pack, consisting of laptop lithium-ion cells. Depending on the version, it powered the rear or all-wheels via two or four motors. The performances were stunning for its segment. The slowest version could reach 100 kph (62 mph) from standing still in 6.1 seconds, while the top model P90D did the same test in only 3 seconds.

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TESLA Model S 2012 - 2016
  8 electric
  • 60 (380 HP)
  • 70 (387 HP)
  • 70D (525 HP)
  • 85 (380 HP)
  • 85D (376 HP)
  • 90D (525 HP)
  • P85D (691 HP)
  • P90D (762 HP)

TESLA Model S 60 (380 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  60 (380 HP)
Power
283 KW @ - RPM
385 HP @ - RPM
380 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 0-5000 RPM
441 Nm @ 0-5000 RPM
Fuel System
Electric
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
120 mph (193 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
1-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
196 in (4978 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.4/66.9 in (1,661/1,699 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4647 lbs (2108 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
60 kWh
Range
208.2 miles (335.1 km)
Notes
Notice


TESLA Model S 70 (387 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  70 (387 HP)
Power
285 KW @ - RPM
387.5 HP @ - RPM
382 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 0-5000 RPM
441 Nm @ 0-5000 RPM
Fuel System
70 kWh Li-ion battery pack
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
140 mph (225 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
355 mm x 32 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
365 mm x 28 mm Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.9 in (4976 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
2.6/2.6 in (66/66 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4936 lbs (2239 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
Notes
Notice
Electric range:
230 mi (370 km) (EPA)

TESLA Model S 70D (525 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  70D (525 HP)
Power
386.1 KW @ - RPM
525 HP @ - RPM
518 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
387 lb-ft @ 0-5000 RPM
525 Nm @ 0-5000 RPM
Fuel System
70 kWh Li-ion battery pack
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
140 mph (225 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
355 mm x 32 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
365 mm x 28 mm Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.9 in (4976 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
2.6/2.6 in (66/66 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4936 lbs (2239 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
Notes
Notice
Electric range:
240 mi (386 km) (EPA)

TESLA Model S 85 (380 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  85 (380 HP)
Power
283 KW @ - RPM
385 HP @ - RPM
380 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 0-5800 RPM
441 Nm @ 0-5800 RPM
Fuel System
85 kWh Li-ion battery pack
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
125 mph (201 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
355 mm x 32 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
365 mm x 28 mm Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
196 in (4978 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.4/66.9 in (1,661/1,699 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4647 lbs (2108 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
Notes
Notice
Electric Range:
265 mi (426 km) (EPA)

TESLA Model S 85D (376 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  85D (376 HP)
Power
280 KW @ - RPM
381 HP @ - RPM
375 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 0-5100 RPM
441 Nm @ 0-5100 RPM
Fuel System
85 kWh Li-ion battery pack
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
355 mm x 32 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
365 mm x 28 mm Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
196 in (4978 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.4/66.9 in (1,661/1,699 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4647 lbs (2108 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
Notes
Notice
Electric Range:
270 mi (434 km) (EPA)

TESLA Model S 90D (525 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  90D (525 HP)
Power
386.1 KW @ - RPM
525 HP @ - RPM
518 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
485 lb-ft @ 0-5000 RPM
658 Nm @ 0-5000 RPM
Fuel System
90 kWh Li-ion battery pack
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
355 mm x 32 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
365 mm x 28 mm Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.9 in (4976 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
2.6/2.6 in (66/66 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4936 lbs (2239 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
Notes
Notice
Electric range:
294 mi (473 km) (EPA)

TESLA Model S P85D (691 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  P85D (691 HP)
Torque
0 lb-ft @ - RPM
0 Nm @ RPM
Total maximum power
514.8 kw (700 hp)
Total maximum torque
687 lb-ft (931 Nm)
Fuel System
Electric
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
355 mm x 32 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
365 mm x 28 mm Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.9 in (4976 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
2.6/2.6 in (66/66 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4936 lbs (2239 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
85 kWh
Range
252.9 miles (407.0 km)
Notes
Notice
Electric range:
253 mi (407 km) (EPA)

MPGe: 89 city / 98 highway / 93 combined

TESLA Model S P90D (762 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  P90D (762 HP)
Power
560.5 KW @ - RPM
762 HP @ - RPM
752 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
713 lb-ft @ 0-5000 RPM
967 Nm @ 0-5000 RPM
Fuel System
Electric
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
355 mm x 32 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear
365 mm x 28 mm Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.9 in (4976 mm)
Width
77.3 in (1963 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
2.6/2.6 in (66/66 mm)
Wheelbase
116.5 in (2959 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.65 in (144 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.6 cuFT (895 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.24
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4936 lbs (2239 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5710 lbs (2590 kg)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
90 kWh
Range
269.7 miles (434.0 km)
Notes
Notice

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