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Fake and Spam article about 2016 Model S

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Trav, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Trav

    Trav Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    Perth Western Australia
    #1 Trav, Jul 30, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015

    Fake & spam article about 2016 Model S

    "Tesla has only just posted profits in 2013 for sales on their electric cars and other more green tech components. CEO and tech mogul Elon Musk envisions Tesla Motors supplying every consumer with an electric car, and he has interesting ones that will be revealed. One of them is the 2016 Tesla Model S, and this is what is known of the Release Date, Price, and a Review as well as the P85D model.

    According to 2016 Electric Cars, the 2016 Tesla Model S is expected to get new software for the battery package. The 2016 Tesla Model S is also expected to receive a shorter recharge time from both the superchargers as well as from the normal wall outlet.

    So what other changes can be expected on the 2016 Tesla Model S? As far as the front end is concerned, this is going to be quite similar but the headlights will be in a new LED pattern giving the 2016 Tesla S a "slightly more aggressive look". The wheels will also be changed for a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires.

    The engine of the 2016 Tesla Model S will have the same electric motor as its predecessor to power the rear wheels with a limited skip differential. The base model will have a 60 kWh battery while higher end models will get an 85 kWh battery, offering over 220 miles of range. Each model should hit the 0-60 in less than 7 seconds, with the top end model going as 4.3 seconds. The driver can expect 302 hp and 371 lb-fit of torque or a more powerful 416 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, depending on the model that he or she purchases. For safety reasons, the top speed will be 120 to 125 mph.

    One of the biggest changes is the 17-inch navigation and infotainment unit that can control all the car's functions, as well as a new hexagonal screen in place of the dials. The new model allows for wooden, aluminum, and even carbon fiber trimmings. The 2016 Tesla Model S can be fully charged from the wall for 8 to 10 hours, depending on the state of the battery charge, temperature, and other factors.

    In discussing the high-end model of the 2016 Tesla Model S, this could be referring to the P85D, which a separate article from 2016 Electric Cars calls "a refresh and an improvement of the older model". The P85D is said to have 691 horsepower and 800 lb-fit of torque, and have a range of 270 miles.

    The official release date of the 2016 Tesla Model S has not officially been given, but it is estimated that the manufacturer would release the model for sales during the final months of 2015, according to My Cars 2016. As for the price, the range could be $70,000 for the base model and up to $100,000 for the fully upgraded and equipped trim. The P85D could cost up to $120,000, and is said to be delivered in the summer of this year."
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  2. McMuggets

    McMuggets Member

    Dec 28, 2014
    North America
    To buy a car and expect it to never change except with software is pure madness. You'll drive yourself crazy hoping that you buy something that never gets any hardware improvements at all. Not to mention that Tesla would be a dead company if it stopped updating the software AND hardware of the vehicles it makes.
  3. apacheguy

    apacheguy S Sig #255

    Oct 21, 2012
    So Cal
    I'm skeptical. Tesla doesn't have model years. And what's that about faster supercharging and wall charging? Smells funny. Not to mention the way this author writes is very odd.
  4. timpoo

    timpoo Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Doesn't seem to be much of a difference though...and it will be a while before they land on our shores.

    Though I have to say, if this gives existing P85D owners the impetus to swap, I'll be watching the 2nd hand market very closely :D
  5. Wattup

    Wattup Member

    Apr 30, 2015
    Sunshine Coast Australia
    Trav , I would not worry too much.

    This article has all the credibility of a Tesla date commitment .... ie next to none. .... 60 kWh not 70kWh 85 and no mention of 90. "Front end quite similar" but with LED lights, sounds like same model but new lights. 18 inch wheels, when they briefly tried to force 21's on all P85D recently??? Tesla does not do model years.

    Very amateurish article, parts of which feel like they could have been written over a year ago.
  6. salamagd

    salamagd Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    New York
    Yeah, sounds very outdated. 18" wheels? Unlikely.
  7. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

    Oct 1, 2014
    San Rafael, CA.
    Ya this article is not real. Yes, Tesla does not have model years. Rather new features are announced when they feel like it. Many P85D owners are bemoaning that Insane is now replaced with ludicrous. Boo hoo.
    There have been upgrades all along. I bought the top model in the summer of 2014. P85+, hot car. Delivery date 9/30/14. It happened to be built the first week they were installing AutoPilot hardware on all MS vehicle. A week later they introduced the D model. Sheesh! At least I got the AutoPilot out of dumb luck. But that is how it is working here. Buyer beware. You get what you buy at that time.
  8. tkizzy

    tkizzy Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Napa, CA
    The current performance figures are at or over the quoted ones in this article. I agree that 18 inch wheels unlikely. All things considered it sounds like a collection of bits and pieces of Tesla lore that were stitched into an article a few years ago...
  9. InternetDude

    InternetDude Member

    Nov 5, 2014
    Article only exists to rank in the search engines for 2016 Tesla Model S. What a load, someone should remove the link since it's basically spam.
  10. Matteo

    Matteo Member

    Jul 6, 2015
    #10 Matteo, Jul 30, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015
    The article is a fake. The date of the article is Jul 30, 2015 but it was written using data from 2012 before the Model S was released.

    Incorrect. 60 kWh is already discontinued since Apr 2015.

    Incorrect. On 17 July 2015, 90 kWh was introduced.

    He is describing S60, and P85+. Both are already discontinued.

    The title should be changed to "Fake/spam article about 2016 Model S"
  11. WA-T3sla

    WA-T3sla Member

    Apr 25, 2015
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Trav. No need for you to worry about faster supercharging times unless the range is being increased by 3,000km or so in the 'new' model.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Trav. No need for you to worry about faster supercharging times unless the range is being increased by 3,000km or so in the 'new' model.
  12. Dborn

    Dborn Confirmed

    Aug 26, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Probably junk, but the new UI 7 is supposed to be a "game changer". we will, no doubt see - "soon".
  13. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

    Feb 11, 2008
    Sydney Australia
    Moderators note
    I have renamed the thread to Fake and Spam article about 2016 Model S
    I have also asked for this to be moved into a more general Location as this is not Australia / NZ specific.
  14. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    Correct. Don't link to that article it will only encourage them to write more drivel.

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