When it comes to affordability, sleek styling, expanding Supercharger charging station infrastructure, and laudable charging times, the new 2017 Tesla Model S seems unparalleled. Throw in ample cargo volume, available seven-passenger seating configuration, and a smorgasbord of technologies and you’ve got yourself a compelling choice in its class.
The Model S release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017, if online rumors are to be trusted.
All The Pros
It’s typical for electric cars to offer exemplary fuel economy ratings, but what differentiates one from the other is perhaps the amount of technologies, refinement, and charging times one comes with. Well, for 2017, the Model S sets the bar high, just as before, as it come with a performance pedigree that even the most seasoned auto enthusiast will find thrilling.
High End Interior
The level of gadgetry and luxury interior treatments offered in the Tesla Model S 2017 are among the finest you can get, and there’s no doubt that even BMW, Mercedes, and Audi feel threatened. The interior is furnished with high-quality interior appointments including metallic and wood trimmings. The infotainment system is crisp, responsive and well-laid out in search a way that it is driver centric.
Regardless of how well an all-electric car is furnished, the bottom line lies in its range and charging times. These two aspects pretty much determine the appealing factor of an EV. According to preliminary investigation by sources privy to Tesla, the new model should be expected to reach a range of about 208 miles, which more than doubles typical EV range.
The increasingly expanding charge-quick Supercharger network has also boosted Tesla’s marque, as the charging times are going to be reduced drastically. This is a vehicle that you can truly drive across the United Sates without having the worry of getting stranded midway because the battery charge has been depleted.
When it comes to performance, the Model S pretty much sets the benchmark for other cars in its class. With a blistering 3.5 seconds for 2017 Tesla Model S 0-60 mph, this makes the model one of the quickest EV we’ve tested. Performance aside, the Model S is Tesla’s one-of-a-kind automobile that should undeniably be on everyone’s shopping list especially if you’re looking for a high-performance EV.
Some of the rivals hot on the heels of the 2017 Tesla Model S include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW i3, Audi A7, Volkswagen e-Golf, and Porsche Panamera.
Trim Levels For Tesla Model S 2017
Four trims are offered for the four-to-seven-passenger Tesla Model S 2017: P90D, 90D, 60, awd 70D, 85, 85D, and P85D. Note however that Tesla has been known to alter their model offerings each model year, so the trims mentioned above may not necessarily reflect the correct lineup. More details should be offered on its release date.
Interior For The New Model S Is…
The base model S 60 is offered with a seventeen-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED headlights and taillights, smartphone app connectivity, heated eight-way power front sears, automatic xenon headlights, dual USB ports, premium leatherette upholstery, foldable rear seats, and a seven-speaker audio system.
Options include lighted door handles, a parking-spot detection system, a hands-free parallel parking system, keyless ignition and entry, heated exterior mirrors, automatic high-beam control, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory settings, and LED running lights.
Engine For The New Tesla Model S Is…
Single motor models – 60, 85, and 90 – are all offered with a rear-wheel drive system, while dual-motor vehicles – 70D, 85D, P85D, and 90D – are all-wheel drive. All of these models are propel by water-cooled electric motors that send power directly to the wheels via the single-speed direct-drive transmission system.
2017 Tesla Model S horsepower for the S 85 model stands at 380, while that for the P85D is rated at 375 horsepower. The range and energy consumption for the 85 stands at 265 miles and 38kWh/100 miles respectively.
According to the cpmpany, the high-performance 2017 Tesla Model S P85D output stands at a whopping 691 horsepower. Test drives conducted have revealed it can zip from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
Possible Release Date For The New 2017 Tesla Model S
According to various sources, the vehicle is expected to go for sale sometime in mid-2017 with a sticker price starting from $68,900. A slight change from the previous model.