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Can the Standard 85 be upgraded to P85?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by AMPd, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    Anyone know if Tesla would be willing to upgrade a standard 85 to a P85
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it can. Originally they said no but now you could go from an S40 to a P85+. They've done all retrofits now but it's super duper expensive and much cheaper just to sell and buy new.
     
  3. AMPd

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    Good to know they'll do the upgrade!
    Im looking at pre owned MS and found a standard Sig model s, and was just curious if I were to buy it would i be able to upgrade to a performance!

    Thanks!
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Well if it's a sig I don't know. Sigs used older prototype hardware that are limited in different ways. I wouldn't be surprised if a sig is NOT upgradable to a performance model.

    Personally, I would never buy a sig for numerous reasons.
     
  5. qwk

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    It's around $18k.
     
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    lmao
     
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    Where the hell did you find a Model S, any Model S, for $18k?

    I'll be there tomorrow to buy from you for $20k. Make yourself a nice tidy 11% profit.
     
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    I think he's saying the upgrade from S85 to P85 is $18k.
     
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    Wow that's steep
    I was hoping for something in the 9-10k range
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That's for the P85+ not the P85, right? That includes all 4 21" rims even if you already 21" rims.
     
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    That's the delta when ordered new; it's going to have to be more than that to do a retrofit.

    If you're buying used, by far the easier thing to do is just be on the lookout for a P.
     
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    S85=>P85 only. You keep the old drive unit.
     
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    No. That's just for the performance inverter upgrade. The retrofit from P85 -> P85+ is another 23k. So if you want to go from S85 -> P85+ it's probably going to be around $40k. Tesla seems to charge somewhere along the lines of 2x-4x of the originally order price for retrofits. It's absurd really. For that price it's much better to sell and purchase a new car and I think that's part of their strategy for their pricing (they don't want to do the retrofits).
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Ouch. Yeah, better to just buy a new car at that point.
     
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    S85 to P85 is apparently:
    $25K from P85 to P85+ for "full" retrofit (which, IIRC, isn't actually truly identically to a fresh P85+)

    $15K from P85 to P85+ for "partial" retrofit and my understanding is that this is no longer available
     
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    its 20k just for the upgrade to the drive unit, and includes the credit you will receive for your old drive unit. It does not include wheels, seats, etc.

    I requested a quote so that's why I know.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Thanks. Tough to keep track off all the various upgrades and variations there are sometimes. If that old P85 to new P85 for $5,000 ever becomes official that seems like the best option. If I had an S85 if probably wait until there was some other tangible upgrade to make jump to P85 such as larger pack or AWD.
     

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