2017 Tesla Model X Release Date, Review and Specs

The new Tesla Model X for 2017 is a midsize crossover that makes extensive use of the same mechanical components as its successful Model S sedan. Some of its strengths include ability for daily use, unique rear door that makes for easy ingress and egress, an impressive towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, a six-and seven passenger configurations, and top safety scores. Its release date should be expected in early 2017.

2017 Tesla Model X white color, alloy wheels

For quite some time, the Model X crossover has been lost among the excellent commentaries jostled over the nicely-crafted, well-appointed and performance-themed Tesla Model S sedan, while in actual sense, it is nicely-built and very fast. With luxury, sleek and seductive cabin, affordable price, and top-notch performance, the Model X is not just any other electric vehicle on sale today.

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With its endless feature and tech list, Tesla hopes to reignite the market once again with the crossover-styled Model X – a crossover version of the Model S sedan. For buyers who have found the sedan uninspiring, the Model X will certainly be the vehicle to look for. It offers a choice of either six-or seven passenger configurations on three rows of seating arrangement.

2017 Tesla Model X front view, headlights and grille

According to Tesla, the “falcon wings” rear doors will help reduce opening and closing arcs in very tight spaces thereby allowing easier access to the aft seats. Additionally, the gullwing-style rear doors can open with just a foot of side clearance.

2017 Tesla Model X exterior

Although taller, and slightly longer than the Model S, Tesla says the improved versatility hasn’t evolved to mean excessive growth. The same platform underpinnings used in the sedan will be used for the construction of the crossover.

Available Trims – Tesla Model X

For now, only two trims are available: the base, 90D and the P90D.

Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Tesla Model X

Some of the accessories available for the base 2017 Tesla Model X model include all-season tires,  a heated eight-way power front seats, a 17” touchscreen display, automatic climate control, automatic xenon headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, smartphone app connectivity, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cloth and premium vinyl upholstery, LED taillights, a rearview camera, a seven-speaker sound system, a 110-V power outlet, HD and satellite radio, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, dual USB ports, rapid charging, LED running and cornering lights, keyless entry and ignition, turn signal operator, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors.

2017 Tesla Model X interior, lcd screen

The 90D trim gets hands-free parallel parking functions, self-adjusting suspension system, a driver airbag, armrests, rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, satellite and HD radio, LED interior lighting, a 12-speaker sound system, washer nozzle heaters, rear-facing jump seats, and automatic climate control (four-zone).

2017 Tesla Model X back seats and leather seats

Opting for the P90D trim gets you a revised suspension tuning, high performance summer tires, 21” wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, range-enhancing tires, smartphone app connectivity, automatic high-beam control, lighted door handles, remote keyless power door locks, leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior air filtration, cruise control, audio controls on the steering wheel, dual vanity mirrors, a large panoramic glass, and child bolsters.

2017 Tesla Model X rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Driver safety and convenience features available include a near hospital-grade cabin and filtration system, blind-spot monitoring system, forward collision warning, parking system, and automatic emergency braking.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Tesla Model X

According to very credible sources, the 2017 Tesla Model X 90D will feature an MSRP price tag starting from $132,000, while the invigorating P90D starts at $10,000 more. For a while, it is widely expected that the Model X will have the entire luxury EV crossover niche for itself. However, this might be rivaled by the expected release of Audi’s Q8 E-tron crossover that offers nearly 300 miles of range. Audi says the vehicle will hit dealerships in the latter half of 2017. Besides the mentioned Model S, the rival vehicle is the latest 2017 BMW i8, which is getting its release as well soon.

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2017 Tesla Model X Engine Specs

The new Tesla Model X for 2017 makes use of a 90kW battery pack which is rumored to offer a range of 257 miles. Tesla says the vehicle clocks 4.8 seconds from an acceleration of 0-60 mph which is surprisingly impressive.

2017 Tesla Model X engine

The performance-themed 2017 Tesla Model X P90D is projected to offer about 250 miles of range, while offering an acceleration to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. This figures are simply breathtaking considering this is a crossover.

According to Tesla, the new 2017 Tesla Model X should tow a maximum of 5,000 lbs. when fully equipped. 0-60 time is5 sec. (Est.) and the top speed is 158 mph (Est.).

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.7 in. (116.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 6.3 in. (198.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 9.5 in. (81.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 5,381 lbs
Top Speed: 158 mph
0-60: 3.2 sec
EPA mileage estimates: 89 City / 90 Hwy
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Blue Metallic, Midnight Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat, Red Multi-Coat, Silver Metallic, Solid Black, Solid White and Titanium Metallic
Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs

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2017 Tesla Model 3 Release Date, News and Rumors

Undeniably, Tesla seems ambitious. Framed as an affordable alternative to the successful Model S, the new 2017 Tesla Model 3 promises a lot of value, long range, and upscale specs. There have been a plethora of speculations and rumors about the Model 3, as little is known about the vehicle but the review below will try as much as possible to demystify them. The Tesla Model 3 release date should be expected sometime in early-2017, at least according to sources privy of its development. 

2017 Tesla Model 3 grille and headlights

Recent announcements by Tesla put its price at an MSRP starting from $35,000, and a range of about 200 miles. Considering the 2017 Tesla Model S sedan starts from an MSRP of about $70,000, the Model 3 is simply a bargain. And even with such a rock-bottom price, the new model promise an excellent battery range, an extensive charging station infrastructure, sleek styling, impressive performance, and ample interior and cargo space.

2017 Tesla Model 3 red color, front view, grille and headlights

The Model 3 is a car that has a performance pedigree capable of thrilling even the most seasoned automotive enthusiast. In fact, similar to the Model S, its luxury features and technologies, its comfort amenities are only comparable to vehicles such as BMW and Mercedes.

2017 Tesla Model 3 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

But even with such lustrous spec’s sheet, the only two major concerns for anyone looking to buy an Electric Vehicle is charging time and range. That said, as mentioned above, the new vehicle offers a range of about 200 miles. This is almost what its Model S bigger sibling offers. For starters, typical EV range is about 80-100 miles of electric charge, therefore, it is no-brainer that Tesla deserves a standing ovation with its Model 3.

2017 Tesla Model 3 exterior, alloy wheels

Sadly, charging times’ details haven’t been provided yet, but we expect the new times to improve relative to other vehicles in its class. Aside from the obvious shortcomings of an EV, we expect the new vehicle to offer creature comforts and luxury technologies.

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Some of the rivals the new 2017 Tesla Model 3 should expect to face include the BMW 3 Series, and the Chevrolet Bolt. The latter offers similar price tag and electric range but that’s as far as the similarities go. Of course, the Tesla Model 3 should be expected to offer better stylish and sleek looks. The Bolt’s acceleration is another concern, however, aside from the specs and athletics, it’ll certainly be interesting to see how the two get along. Tesla is also releasing its 2017 Tesla Model X pretty soon as well.

2017 Tesla Model 3 exterior

The BMW 3 Series, on the other hand, isn’t an all-electric car as the Bavarians are yet to offer one. But even with its internal combustion engine, Tesla still thinks it’s a potential threat to its Model 3. This is what is called ambition, in a nutshell. There is now doubt that the Model 3 will have an uphill task of beating the BMW 3 Series in terms of luxury, sportiness, and multiplicity of configurations.

2017 Tesla Model 3 silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Tesla Model 3 Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures

The new 2017 Tesla Model 3 sedan exterior is expected to offer a seamless combination of stylish looks, comfort, and performance. The basic design language seems similar to that of the Model S, therefore, expect large wheels enclosed with curvaceous wheel arch, a long, sloping hood, and contemporary styling flourishes.

2017 Tesla Model 3 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

In terms of the dimensions, Elon Musk – Tesla CEO – has already mentioned that the size of the new Model 3 will be about four-fifths of the size of the Model S. that said, it only makes sense that the new model will come with a smaller footprint.

2017 Tesla Model 3 lcd screen and steering wheel

Some of the standard features offered for the base model will include a seventeen-inch touchscreen display, a 110-V power outlet, LED taillights and foglights, eighteen-inch wheels, dual UB ports, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a premium vinyl upholstery, cruise control, automatic xenon headlights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, smartphone app connectivity, heated and power-folding exterior mirrors, automatic high-beam control, driver memory settings, automatic high-beam control, LED running and cornering lights, hands-free parallel parking functions, autonomous steering, a navigation system, and keyless entry and ignition.

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2017 Tesla Model 3 Engine Specs

Although this is the part where things get a bit murky. Tesla hasn’t provided any specs to this end. What we know however is the fact that the vehicle’s range will be around 200 miles. Rumors allege that the AWD performance version will probably make around 410 lbs. ft. of torque and 370 hp, and achieve an all-electric range of about 280 miles.

2017 Tesla Model 3 engine

Ostensibly, more details should be expected on its release date.

2017 Tesla Model 3 Release Date & Price

Sources privy to the Model 3 developments say the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in early 2017.

2017 Tesla Model 3 release date

The 2017 Tesla Model 3 price starts from an MSRP of $35,000, at least according to the same sources.

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New 2017 Tesla Model S – Release Date and Info

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.

2017 Tesla Model S front view, red color, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, side view, rede color, alloy wheels

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.

2017 Tesla Model S front view, white color, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Tesla Model S rear view, black color, taillights and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Tesla Model S side view, white color, alloy wheels

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.

2017 Tesla Model S auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2017 Tesla Model S engine

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

2017 Tesla Model S interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

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.

2017 Tesla Model S interior, leather rear seats

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

2017 Tesla Model S Release adte

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.

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