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The More Affordable Version of the Tesla Model S Available Now!

The More Affordable Version of the Tesla Model S Available Now!

News of the affordable Tesla Model 3 caused mass excitement in the motoring world, and with customers as pre orders of nearly 400,000 have been taken to date.  The only problem now is we have to wait until 2017.  If the wait just feels way too loooong and your craving for electric power is too strong you may want to take a look at the newly released Tesla Model S 60…

The revised Model S family includes the 90D with a price tag of £74,900 and the P90D costing £92,400.  At these values the Tesla Model S is in the same price bracket as luxury cars such as tesla model sBMW M5, 7 Series or the Jaguar XJR-Sport …until now.  The newly released model S 60 will sit below the original models and has a less costly starting price of £53,400 after the Government plug in grant has been applied.  This creates a new rival for cars in a slighter lower price range such as the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 Saloon and even the Jaguar XF S.  

The Model S 60 will come with a Rear Wheel Drive version and an All-Wheel Drive version. 

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Both will come with the following features;

  • Keyless entry
  • Front storage area
  • Active safety technologies including side collision avoidance and automatic emergency breaking even at motorway speedsmodel s side view
  • Parking sensors
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Bluetooth
  • Voice activated controls
  • Full LED headlights
  • Isofix
  • Sat NAV with 7 years of free upgrades
  • 8 years infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
  • Standard 3-phase 11kW on board charger capable of providing 36 miles of range for every hour of charge

Both variants will have a top speed of 130 mph with a 0-60mph time of 5.5 seconds.  The Rear Wheel drive version will have a range of 248 miles while the All-Wheel drive version will be able to take you a little bit further with a 253 mile range.

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The Model S 60 actually uses a 75kWh battery which has been limited to 60kWh, you can, if you wish to, unleash that extra power!

You can request this extra power at the time of purchase adding an extra £7,500 to the price tag.  You can even decide to pay for the extra power after your car has been delivered for a one off payment of £7,850 via an official Tesla download.  The extra power will see the Rear Wheel tesla autopilotdrive's range bumped up to 298 miles and the All-Wheel drive up to 304 miles, for both versions the top speed increases to 140 mph. 

Thanks to modern technology there are a few other updates you can choose after you have had your Tesla delivered.  Autopilot can be added that will automatically park and unpark, follow the curves of the road on the motorway for you and even change lane.  You could also upgrade your charger to 16kW to provide 51 miles of range for every hour of charging.  This is bound to be a popular choice for those who need power in a hurry.

As soon as we have personal and business prices available we will be sure to let all our customers know!

Would the Model S 60 tempt you away from a similarly priced petrol or diesel vehicle?

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car related news
14 June 2016
Written by Natalie Faughy
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