The Americans at Tesla have finally announced their final pricing details for their latest EV creation, the Model S sedan.
Unlike some rumors and what happened to the Tesla Roadster a few years back, this time, the final prices haven’t been jacked up for various clumsy reasons.
Instead, the Tesla Model S actually comes in with a decent price and can even be called affordable once you get the tax rebate.
In terms of trim levels there’s four options to consider and they all have to do with the battery and engine setup and nothing else.
The Tesla Model S 40 kWH is the entry level choice and it offers up a range of 160 miles, with 0 to 60 mph time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 110 mph. Lastly, you get a 8 year or 100.000 miles warranty. This model starts at just $49.900.
Step up one notch and you find the Tesla Model S 60 kWH which is, in every way, a little better. Estimated range grows to 230 miles, 0-60 now takes 5.9 seconds and the top speed goes to 120 mph. The warranty is better as you get 8 years or 125.000 miles. Pricing, sadly, also goes up to $59.900.
Then you get to the top of the battery range, the Tesla Model S 85 kWH which goes even further. Range for this one hits the halo 300 mile mark, just 5.6 seconds for the sprint and the top speed is 125 mph. $69.900 is what Tesla will charge you in return and they will offer an eight year warranty and an unlimited mile plan.
For those on the sporty side we have the Tesla Model S 85 kWH Performance. This, essentially uses the same engine and battery but it gets a few sporty touches like new tires and wheels and carbon fiber.
Despite this, the Performance version has the same 300 mile range yet can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds and eventually hit a top speed of 130 mph. This model costs $79.000 and features a few interior tricks.
Optional extras are rather limited but then again, there’s not much on that list you’d really want.