It isn’t just one of the most desirable electric cars available today, the redesigned 2017 Tesla Model S is also one of the best luxury sedans, too. Some of its highlights for 2017 include a n expanding Supercharger charging station infrastructure, an available seven-passenger configuration, lots of cargo space, an acceptable-to-excellent battery charge, an impressive performance from all models, and a sleek exterior and interior styling. Its release date, although a point of contention in the automobile circles, should be expected in mid-next year.
The Model S is an electric car that is built to focus on efficiency. But the difference about what the vehicle offers and the rest of its competition lies squarely on how much it comes with. We are talking of a car that is capable of offering a thrilling driving experience regardless of whether the user is a seasoned driver or is a newbie, the performance pedigree this flagship luxury sedan offers is simply award-winning.
Lots of luxury interior treatments and high-tech gadgetry has been used extravagantly in its cabin, and you would be hard-pressed to differentiate its equipment with those from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The Tesla Model S is an eco-centric mold for all other electric cars out there, so to speak.
And although all EVs are subject to the same two concerns: charging time and range, the Tesla Model S seems to be the only car that can throw in top-rated performance and luxury without jeopardizing both fears. In terms of charging station, Tesla seems to have addressed the pertinent problem with the nationwide “Supercharger” network where Tesla owners can recharge their vehicles at a rapid rate.
When it comes to the range, Tesla Model S virtually doubles up the typical range for most EV’s, with the expected range in excess of 208 miles. The remaining concern is the charging time. With the aforementioned “Supercharger” network, you can rest assured your vehicle will take as little time as possible relative to what the competition offers. The exact figure here is missing but will probably be provided before its release date.
Another interesting aspect of owning the new model is its breathtaking performance. With only an eye-popping 3.2 seconds, the all-wheel-drive P85D according to Tesla, can get past the 60 mph mark. And while the sticker price of owning one might force you to dip into college funds, it can be significantly less expensive than some gasoline-powered luxury cars, as it’s worth noting that there are still fuel savings and tax credits to be transferred.
Admittedly, the EV supercar performance offered by Tesla still comes with some drawbacks such as potentially reliability issues, and lacks the luxury polish and convenience and familiarity of similarly priced sedans. Other than that, we highly recommend the “A” rated 2017 Tesla Model S to anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind automobile.
Other thrilling alternatives you could consider before heading to your local Tesla dealership next year include the gasoline-powered 2017 Porsche Panamera, 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the 2017 Audi A7. Electric rivals include the 2017 BMW i3, and the 2017 VW e-Golf.
2017 Tesla Model S Engine Specs
Under the hood of the new 2017 Tesla Model S are two propellers: dual motors in 85D and P85D models that transfer the power directly to the wheels via the single speed, direct drive transmission, and the water-cooled electric motors (one motor in 60 and 85 models). Also utilized throughout the lineup are lithium-ion battery packs.
The Model S 85 model is offered with one or two motors, and is able to deliver a 0-60 mph acceleration in just 5.4 seconds and crank up to 380 horsepower. Energy consumption according to EPA stands at 38kWh/100 miles, and offers a range of about 270 miles.
Opting for the S 60’s motor output gets you past 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds, and is rated at 380 hp. EPA estimates the model will consume 35kWh/100 miles, and offers a range of about 208 miles.
The range-topping P85D, on the hand, can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, while its output should be expected at an eye-popping 691 horsepower. Its consumption is rated at 36kWh/100 miles and its range at 253 miles.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.5 in. (116.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4 in. (196 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.3 in. (77.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 95.0 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 31.6 cu.ft. ( max 63.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4647 lbs.
Top Speed: 140 mph
0-60: 3.5 sec
MPG: 36kWh/100 miles
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Blue Metallic, Midnight Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat, Red Multi-Coa,t Silver Metallic, Solid Black, Solid White, Titanium Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Offered Trims – Tesla Model S
Four trims levels are offered for the large, four-to-seven-passenger luxury 2017 Tesla Model S sedan: 60, 85, 85D, and P85D.
Exterior Changes & Interior 2017 Tesla Model S Review
Standard accessories to expect from the 2017 Tesla Model S include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, LED taillights, 19” wheels, rear folding 60/40-split seats, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, premium and cloth vinyl upholstery, and automatic dual-zone climate control.
Standalone items and optional packages are plenty but Tesla hasn’t made them known yet. We, however, expect them before its release date, so keep checking the post’s updates.
Price & 2017 Tesla Model S Release Date
Its release should be expected mid-next year, according to recent news. As for its price, all rumors point to a starting MSRP of $69,900.