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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by PaulRocket, Mar 30, 2016.
Tesla Model 3: Exclusive leaked specs 0-60 under 4 sec fast and 300+ mile range options
Good read but nothing earth shattering.
I'd say 300 mile range is earth shattering.
PLEASE take my money already!!!
At the top end of the likely available specs this was somewhat to be expected though. And I wouldn't expect Tesla to have this battery size available right away.
If they can sell a 300+ EPA range car with sub 4-second power to weight, for under $80,000, and under 4000lb - I'm in.
I don't care if it doesn't have back seats, or any wizbang features. I don't care if it lacks AC and radio. I'll buy it for performance.
If those specs are true; and ~$60k gets you a car ...
- ~300 mile real world range
- 0-60 <4s
- Better Aesthetics than S or X
.... the internet might break tomorrow
This could be pretty amazing If all those specs are true...I also think they will talk about the supercharging network and its plans to expand it at a faster rate. Might even talk about the service locations as well. I can be hopeful right? lol
Tesla generally has only the largest battery size available at launch. So I would expect this to be true with the Model 3 too.
OMG!! If this is true, I will get rid of my P85D and buy a loaded model 3!!
Based on the wait but why blog post, Randy Carlson of Seeking Alpha thought experiment and some details we already know the specs sound about right. We know from Tesla historically that options pricing really push sales figures up quickly so the pricing doesn't surprise me in the least.
As for the design, we'll see but I don't think Tesla will disappoint.
Tomorrow we get to see the wizard hiding behind the curtains.
Elon always said Tesla's cars should be a better car than their ICE counterpart, so let's compare these top model specs to the competition:
- MB C63 AMG sedan: 0-60 in 4.0 sec, ±350 miles range, ±65k
- BMW M3: 0-60 in 4.1 sec, ±320 miles range, ±64k
So the top end should be in that ball park.
From that electrek article...
80 kWh will not get 300 miles. Usable capacity will be around 75 kWh will need an efficiency of 4 miles/kWh - very difficult at highway speeds.
Even if it's significantly lighter than an S or X?
I predict we'll see 3 things tomorrow...
- Rough Model 3 specs (obviously)
- New 100kWh S/X and Gen II Model S
- 2017 supercharger map
pins and needles
For reference, the i3 is rated at 0.3kWh/mi highway _wall to wheel_. At 90% efficiency, that'd be 0.27kWh/mi battery to wheel. Since the EPA highway rating test speeds are low, so there's more bias to weight, and I would doubt that the Model 3 weight will be very low.
But note that in good conditions, my Gen 1 Volt (curb weight 37nn lbs) with about 10.5kWh usable, can comfortably do 42 miles on a highway drive. So, 0.25kWh/mi highway battery-to-wheel is not totally out there.
Just stopped by our local Tesla Motors shop AND BOUGHT .... well just a hat.... BUT it's a really cool hat!
My Volt can do that, but probably only at 55mph not 65mph. Weight matters. (I'll still swap for your Model S lol!)
I want to believe those numbers are true. I don't. But I want to. Well, it definitely doesn't change my plan to go stand in line tomorrow morning.
It's amazing that more hasn't leaked yet. They must have a crucifixion order on at Tesla or something.