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60 kWh 0-60mph time

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by hans, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. hans

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    #1 hans, Jan 29, 2013
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    If I trust the display in the car, I get a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds on the Model S 60 kWh battery under ideal conditions (flat/straight road, dry road/no rain, no passengers, 4.2 firmware)

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    I honestly think the S60 is every bit as fast as the S85.
     
  2. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    I'm suspecting the 4.2 firmware increased the 0-60 times for all versions.

    Wonder what the 40 will have... sub 6 second?
     
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    increased or improved?
     
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    @Hans - what was the SOC when you started the test? One of the threads for the performance version noticed a slight improvement with a fully charged system....

    also, @StephRob just posted that they picked up their second MS ( a 60kWh), and her perception is that the 60 is more energy efficient than their P85 with 21" wheels. See quote:

    I took delivery of my 60 kWh Model S at the factory today. It was actually ready a week ago but couldn't get there until today. VIN 3730 Already I can tell the energy usage is noticeably lower than my husband's 85 kWh Model S due to the lighter weight and possibly also the 19" wheels vs his 21". ​

    Link to post: First 60kWH delivery notice or email - who will it be? - Page 48

    Will be interesting to see the comparison.
     
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    ClearwaterBchSteve P445 / VIN 1794

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    The 60KWh might likely become the best "bang for your buck" Model S. 5.6 sec is a very respectable 0-60 time for any large sedan. In reality anything in the 6 second range for normal day to day driving is going to seem like a "fast" car to the average human. The 40KWh S's will embarrass any Prius, Leaf or Volt and certainly has much better styling and features.
     
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    According to the dash it looks like the car had 158 rated miles left. It had 187 in the morning and I drove it to work and back before the test. I didn't want to run a time in the morning because the battery was cold enough that regen was limited.



    I find energy efficiency comparisons hard to believe in anything but very controlled circumstances. Their are just too many variables. It makes sence that a car that it 183lbs lighter is more efficient. My car has 21" wheels so I can't comment about their effects other than that they look way-cool, and I am forever worried I am going to scrape them on a curb.
     
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    ClearwaterBchSteve P445 / VIN 1794

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    I agree with you on that for sure! Bank and food drive-throughs can be terror for low profile wheels.
     
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    The speedometer might be reading a mile or so high as compared to actual (60mph vs true 59mph). At least on my S, the speedometer reads a mile faster than the road radar units I pass on the highway. Still very impressive.
     
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    If so, then it's still 0-60 in 5.6 seconds. I can post a video if my GPS speedo vs the Dashboard speedo. I seem to remember it being spot on but I could be off by a bit.

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    Not too bad. On cruise control set at 60mph I snapped a half dozen photos and the hi/lo range was 59.3 - 60.4 mph. It's no more than 1 mph off.

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    Thanks for posting this! Very nice! 5.9 is the official Tesla quoted time, so that's pretty cool that you are beating that by half a second!
     
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    That is what I find cool about the S (and other EVs to come i'm sure). No need to be a Formula One driver to achieve the quoted time, simply floor the pedal and here you go. Part of how you beat a SRT10, E63 AMG and an M5.
     
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    Now that their is plenty of 60kwh, 85kwh, and p85kwh. How about a drag race!!! Anyone else test their 60kwh 0-60?
     
  14. Rodolfo Paiz

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    It's a very respectable 0-60 time for any car, period. My prior car was a 2009 BMW 335ci convertible with the twin-turbo 300HP / 300 lb-ft engine in it and the sport package as well. It impressed all normal people who got anywhere near it, and yet "only" clocked 5.9 in the 0-60 sprint. Going to a manual transmission would have made it quicker, but only down to 5.7 according to BMW. Lots of other examples I could give, but you get the point.
     
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    I used my iphone to record video of the 0-60 time in my 60kwh Model S. According to Final cut Pro's timecode, it did the run in 5.26 seconds, which I'll round up to 5.3. Pretty impressive!
     

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